The Heath introduction to poetry

Author: Joseph De Roche

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 593

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Collects over five hundred poems in chronological order from the eighth century to the present, including multiple works by major poets.

The Heath Introduction to Literature

Author: Alice S. Landy,William Rodney Allen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780395980705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1009

View: 7598


At about half the length and a much lower price than comparable anthologies, this introductory anthology of short fiction, poetry, and drama is organized by genre and features chapter introductions and a bibliography of film adaptations. Readings have been chosen with an eye toward classic selections and gender balance, while allowing the book to retain the teachability and traditional emphases for which it has long been admired.

The Heath Introduction to Drama

Author: Jordan Y. Miller

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Drama

Page: 1114

View: 1539


At a much lower price than comparable anthologies, the Fifth Edition provides 18 extraordinary plays, with a strong representation of historical periods and minority and women playwrights. The Introduction focuses on the study of drama as both a literary genre and a performing art; also provided are expanded introductions to the plays, an updated select bibliography, and a new filmography.

The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520256378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 990

View: 5900


Critical commentary illuminating Blake's allusions and references accompanies the texts of his poetic and prose works.

A Child's Introduction to the World

Geography, Cultures, and People : from the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall of China

Author: Heather Alexander

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 1579128327

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5000


Offers a look at the geography of the whole world, with information on climate, geology, plants, animals, and cultures.

Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics

Author: Ibn Rushd Averroes

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9781890318031

Category: Philosophy

Page: 161

View: 5238


Aristotle's Poetics has held the attention of scholars and authors through the ages, and Averroes has long been known as "the commentator" on Aristotle. His Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics is important because of its striking content. Here, an author steeped in Aristotle's thought and highly familiar with an entirely different poetical tradition shows in careful detail what is commendable about Greek poetics and commendable as well as blameworthy about Arabic poetics.

Poets Thinking

Author: Helen Vendler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674044622

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

View: 9107


Poetry has often been considered an irrational genre, more expressive than logical, more meditative than given to coherent argument. And yet, in each of the four very different poets she considers here, Helen Vendler reveals a style of thinking in operation; although they may prefer different means, she argues, all poets of any value are thinkers. The four poets taken up in this volume--Alexander Pope, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and William Butler Yeats--come from three centuries and three nations, and their styles of thinking are characteristically idiosyncratic. Vendler shows us Pope performing as a satiric miniaturizer, remaking in verse the form of the essay, Whitman writing as a poet of repetitive insistence for whom thinking must be followed by rethinking, Dickinson experimenting with plot to characterize life's unfolding, and Yeats thinking in images, using montage in lieu of argument. With customary lucidity and spirit, Vendler traces through these poets' lines to find evidence of thought in lyric, the silent stylistic measures representing changes of mind, the condensed power of poetic thinking. Her work argues against the reduction of poetry to its (frequently well-worn) themes and demonstrates, instead, that there is always in admirable poetry a strenuous process of thinking, evident in an evolving style--however ancient the theme--that is powerful and original.

Prefaces to Shakespeare

Author: Tony Tanner,Stephen Heath

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674064249

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 848

View: 2893


In the final ten years of his life Tanner tackled the largest project any critic in English can take on: writing a preface to each of Shakespeare's plays. Bringing Shakespeare to life, this collection serves as a comprehensive introduction for the general reader.

Selected Poems, 1938-1988

Author: Thomas McGrath

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781556590122

Category: Poetry

Page: 180

View: 1205


Half a century of writing and publishing by one of our most celebrated poets. Winner of the 1989 Lenore Marshall/Nation Prize for Poetry.


Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101160497

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 2458


‘The plot is the source and the soul of tragedy’ In his near-contemporary account of Greek tragedy, Aristotle examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. Taking examples from the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, the Poetics introduces into literary criticism such central concepts as mimesis (‘imitation’), hamartia (‘error’), and katharsis (‘purification’). Aristotle explains how the most effective tragedies rely on complication and resolution, recognition and reversals, centring on characters of heroic stature, idealized yet true to life. One of the most powerful, perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history, the Poetics has informed serious thinking about drama ever since. Malcolm Heath’s lucid English translation makes the Poetics fully accessible to the modern reader. It is accompanied by an extended introduction, which discusses the key concepts in detail and includes suggestions for further reading.

An Introduction To Experimental Design And Statistics For Biology

Author: David Heath

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203499245

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 1376


This illustrated textbook for biologists provides a refreshingly clear and authoritative introduction to the key ideas of sampling, experimental design, and statistical analysis. The author presents statistical concepts through common sense, non-mathematical explanations and diagrams. These are followed by the relevant formulae and illustrated by worked examples. The examples are drawn from all areas of biology, from biochemistry to ecology and from cell to animal biology. The book provides everything required in an introductory statistics course for biology undergraduates, and it is also useful for more specialized undergraduate courses in ecology, botany, and zoology.



Author: Jeff Noon

Publisher: Codex Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 3496


This novel traces the conception of cobralingus, a way of changing language to a mutated, liquid state that can then be transformed into something entirely different. Illustrations.

Out of Wonder

Poems Celebrating Poets

Author: Kwame Alexander,Chris Colderley,Marjory Wentworth

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076368094X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 1210


Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

Artistic Capital

Author: David Galenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134004036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 5548


At what stage of their careers do great artists produce their most important work? In a series of studies that bring new insights and new dimensions to the study of artistic creativity, Galenson’s new book examines the careers of more than one hundred modern painters, poets and novelists to reveal a powerful relationship between age and artistic creativity. Analyzing the careers of major literary and artistic figures, such as Cézanne, van Gogh, Dickens, Hemingway and Plath, Galenson highlights the different methods by which artists have made innovations. Pointing to a new and richer history of the modern arts, this book is of interest, not only to humanists and social scientists, but to anyone interested in the nature of human creativity in general.

The Poetry and Prose of William Blake -

Author: Williiam Blake

Publisher: Wharton Press

ISBN: 1409792250

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 608

View: 4519


Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.