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Poetry: the Basics

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ISBN-10: 1138823368

ISBN-13: 9781138823365

Edition: 3rd 2016 (Revised)

Authors: Jeffrey Wainwright

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Now in its third edition Poetry: The Basics remains an engaging exploration of the world of poetry. Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it shows how any reader can understand and gain more pleasure from poetry. Exploring poetry's relationship to everyday language and introducing major genres and technical aspects in an accessible way, it is a clear introduction to how different types of poetry work. With a new chapter showing how to analyse a whole poem, and revised sections on feminist and digital poetics this is a must read for all students of English Literature.
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/9/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Jeffrey Wainwright is the author of the poetry collections "Heart's Desire," "Out of the Air," and "The Red-Handed Pupil "and two books of criticism, "Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill" and "Poetry: The Basics," He is an English professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a former professor at the University of Wales and Long Island University.