Rules for the Dance

A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395850862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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An introduction to the sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion of metrical poetry with examples from the Elizabethan Age to Elizabeth Bishop

A Study Guide for Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 141034715X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 16

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A Study Guide for Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Art Song

Linking Poetry and Music

Author: Carol Kimball

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480352527

Category: Music

Page: 400

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(Book). Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is a follow-up to author Carol Kimball's bestselling Song: A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature . Rather than a general survey of art song literature, the new book clearly and insightfully defines the fundamental characteristics of art song, and the integral relationship between lyric poetry and its musical settings. Topics covered include poetry basics for singers, exercises for singers in working with poetry, insights into composers' musical settings of poetry, building recital programs, performance suggestions, and recommended literature for college and university classical voice majors. The three appendices address further aspects of poetry, guidelines for creating a recital program, and representative classical voice recitals of various descriptions. Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is extremely useful as an "unofficial" text for college/university vocal literature classes, as an excellent resource for singers and voice teachers, and of interest to all those who are fascinated by the rich legacy of the art song genre.

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry

Author: Jonathan Post

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191665053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 784

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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry contains thirty-eight original essays written by leading Shakespeareans around the world. Collectively, these essays seek to return readers to a revivified understanding of Shakespeare's verbal artistry in both the poems and the drama. The volume understands poetry to be not just a formal category designating a particular literary genre but to be inclusive of the dramatic verse as well, and of Shakespeare's influence as a poet on later generations of writers in English and beyond. Focusing on a broad set of interpretive concerns, the volume tackles general matters of Shakespeare's style, earlier and later; questions of influence from classical, continental, and native sources; the importance of words, line, and rhyme to meaning; the significance of songs and ballads in the drama; the place of gender in the verse, including the relationship of Shakespeare's poetry to the visual arts; the different values attached to speaking 'Shakespeare' in the theatre; and the adaptation of Shakespearean verse (as distinct from performance) into other periods and languages. The largest section, with ten essays, is devoted to the poems themselves: the Sonnets, plus 'A Lover's Complaint', the narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, and 'The Phoenix and the Turtle'. If the volume as a whole urges a renewed involvement in the complex matter of Shakespeare's poetry, it does so, as the individual essays testify, by way of responding to critical trends and discoveries made during the last three decades.

Dream Work

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802192416

Category: Poetry

Page: 98

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Dream Work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows both chronologically and logically Mary Oliver's American Primitive, which won her the Pulitzer Prize for the finest book of poetry published in 1983 by an American poet. The depth and diversity of perceptual awareness—so steadfast and radiant in American Primitive—continue in DreamWork. She has turned her attention in these poems to the solitary and difficult labors of the spirit—to accepting the truth about one's personal world, and to valuing the triumphs while transcending the failures of human relationships. Whether by way of inheritance—as in her poem about the Holocaust—or through a painful glimpse into the present—as in Acid, a poem about an injured boy begging in the streets of Indonesia—the events and tendencies of history take on a new importance here. More deeply than in her previous volumes, the sensibility behind these poems has merged with the world. Mary Oliver's willingness to be joyful continues, deepened by self-awareness, by experience, and by choice.

Wild Geese

Selected Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9781852246280

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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Mary Oliver is one of America's best-loved poets, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Her luminous poetry celebrates nature and beauty, love and the spirit, silence and wonder, extending the visionary American tradition of Whitman, Emerson, Frost and Emily Dickinson. Her extraordinary poetry is nourished by her intimate knowledge and minute daily observation of the New England coast, its woods and ponds, its birds and animals, plants and trees.

Twelve Moons

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316650007

Category: Poetry

Page: 77

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In her fourth volume of poetry, Twelve Moons, Pulitzer Prize-winning Mary Oliver continues to explore the alluring, yet well-nigh inaccessible kingdoms of nature and human relationships, and man's profound, persistent desire for a joyous union with them. these vibrant, magical poems pulse with an aching awareness of nature's unaffected beauty. Her absorbing intimate vision leads us into the natural and human kingdoms we only fleetingly grasp.

A Poetry Handbook

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156724005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

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Offers advice on reading and writing poetry, and discusses imitation, sound, the line, poem forms, free verse, diction, imagery, revision, and workshops

New and Selected Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 255

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A collection of poems covering such topics as nature, writing, and art

White Pine

Poems and Prose Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 55

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Forty poems deal with the bonds between people and the natural world, the writing experience, and the importance of silence

American Primitive

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316650045

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

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Brief poems describe nature, mortality, a missing child, the lives of animals, and the beauty of the seasons

New and Selected Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780807068908

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America’s foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents thirty-two new poems an entire volume in itself along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published since New and Selected Poems, Volume One.This graceful volume, designed to be paired with New and Selected Poems, Volume One, includes new poems on birds, toads, flowers, insects, bodies of water, and the extraordinary experience of the everyday in our lives. In the words of Alicia Ostriker, Mary Oliver moves by instinct, faith, and determination. She is among our finest poets, and still growing. In both the older and new poems, Mary Oliver is a poet at the height of her control of image and language.

Blue Pastures

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 122

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With consummate craftsmanship, Mary Oliver has fashioned fifteen luminous prose pieces: of nature, of writing, of herself and those around her. She praises Whitman ("the brother I did not have") and denounces cuteness ("we are, none of use, cute"). She notes where the extraordinary is to be found ("it is more likely to stick to the risk-taker than the ticket-taker") and extols solitude ("creative work needs the whole sky to fly in, and no eye watching until it comes to that certainty which it aspires to"). Nature speaks to her, and she speaks to nature ("I put my face close to the lily, where it stands just above the grass, and give it a good greeting from the stem of my heart"). Says Mary Oliver, "This book is biased, opinionated; also it is joyful, and probably there's despair here too - can a life slide forward sixty years without it? But the reader will find the pleasures more certain, and more constant, than the rills of despond. Thus it has turned out in my life so far, influenced by the sustaining passions: love of the wild world, love of literature, love for and from another person".

Blue Iris

Poems and Essays

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

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A collection of ten nature poems and essays about different types of flowers, including roses, peonies, lillies, and others.

A Merry Beary Christmas

Things to Do for the Holidays

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Little Simon

ISBN: 9780671629755

Category: Bears

Page: 23

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The Gummi Bears prepare for a traditional Christmas celebration as they make gifts, decorate the tree, write to Santa Claus, and hang up their stockings.

The Leaf And The Cloud

A Poem

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306809934

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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With piercing clarity and craftsmanship, Mary Oliver has fashioned an unforgettable poem of questioning and discovery, about what is observable and what is not, about what passes and what persists. As Stanley Kunitz has said: "Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations."

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787678920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 452

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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors(r) New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors(r) entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually

Evidence

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books

ISBN: 9781852248475

Category: American poetry

Page: 74

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Poetry.