The Making of a Poem

A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms

Author: Mark Strand,Eavan Boland

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393321784

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

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Provides a detailed explanation of the different forms of poetry--sonnet, ballad, villanelle, sestina, etc.--and explains their origin, traces their history, and provides examples for each form. Reprint.


Author: Derek Walcott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446201026

Category: Poetry

Page: 143

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Poetry Remastered: A Practical Guide for Senior Students

Author: Blair Mahoney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107677785

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 214

View: 8373


From the author of Poetry Reloaded, comes a text for senior students that will enhance their appreciation and understanding of poetry while preparing them to master English exams and other assessment tasks. Through close readings of a wide variety of poems, Poetry Remastered offers new ways for students to: investigate poetry through the key areas of imagery, sound devices, form and structure, mood and theme, and historical and authorial context; uncover the different meanings embedded in poems by exploring them through a variety of critical reading frameworks; develop sophisticated ways of comparing and contrasting poetic styles by looking closely at the structure and features specific to this literary form; understand what teachers and examiners are looking for in a written response by providing annotated sample essays as models for their own writing; develop and justify their own interpretations and evaluations of poetry by refining key essay writing skills.

The Making of a Sonnet

A Norton Anthology

Author: Edward Hirsch

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393058710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 510

View: 1114


Traces the development of the sonnet through more than five centuries, evaluating its rise and fall throughout history as well as the numerous ways in which esteemed poets interpreted the sonnet form.

Poetic Form: An Introduction

Author: Michael D. Hurley,Michael O'Neill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052177294X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

View: 405


This work provides lucid, elegant and original analyses of poetic form and its workings in a wide range of poems.

Poem Central

Word Journeys with Readers and Writers

Author: Shirley McPhillips

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109633

Category: Education

Page: 320

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In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students--people of different ages and walks of life--who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary, to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Poem Central is divided into three main parts--weaving poetry into our lives and our classrooms, reading poems, and writing poems. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples, and lists additional resources.

Eavan Boland

Author: Jody Allen Randolph

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611485371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 4338


As a comprehensive introduction to Eavan Boland’s work, this book provides an essential guide to the work of one of the most important and challenging voices in contemporary poetry. Approachable for the general reader but at the same time inviting to the specialist, it draws on original research and archival material as it tracks the emergence of a new poetic voice in a national culture and the compelling narrative of that emergence.

A Journey With Two Maps

Becoming a Woman Poet

Author: Eavan Boland

Publisher: Carcanet

ISBN: 1847779832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A Journey with Two Maps begins with an anecdote: one afternoon, Eavan Boland saw one of her mother's paintings for sale in a gallery, signed by her famous teacher. It is the starting point for an exploration of concepts of art and womanhood, of what it means to be a woman poet, finding her own voice within a tradition. Boland's discussion is both critical and deeply personal, an account of her development as a poet that traces her experiences as a woman, wife and mother in the light of influences such as Adrienne Rich, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks and Sylvia Plath. Boland considers the ways in which influences themselves may be changed as a tradition is remade. In the final part of the book, Letter to a Young Woman Poet', she addresses an unseen poet of the future who will redraw the maps once more, remaking the past and the present.

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

Author: Charles Mahoney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

View: 2740


Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available

At the Barriers

On the Poetry of Thom Gunn

Author: Joshua Weiner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226890376

Category: Poetry

Page: 344

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Maverick gay poetic icon Thom Gunn (1929–2004) and his body of work have long dared the British and American poetry establishments either to claim or disavow him. To critics in the UK and US alike, Gunn demonstrated that formal poetry could successfully include new speech rhythms and open forms and that experimental styles could still maintain technical and intellectual rigor. Along the way, Gunn’s verse captured the social upheavals of the 1960s, the existential possibilities of the late twentieth century, and the tumult of post-Stonewall gay culture. The first book-length study of this major poet, At the Barriers surveys Gunn’s career from his youth in 1930s Britain to his final years in California, from his earliest publications to his later unpublished notebooks, bringing together some of the most important poet-critics from both sides of the Atlantic to assess his oeuvre. This landmark volume traces how Gunn, in both his life and his writings, pushed at boundaries of different kinds, be they geographic, sexual, or poetic. At the Barriers will solidify Gunn’s rightful place in the pantheon of Anglo-American letters.

A Broken Thing

Poets on the Line

Author: Emily Rosko,Anton Vander Zee

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609380746

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 6593


In the arena of poetry and poetics over the past century, no idea has been more alive and contentious than the idea of form, and no aspect of form has more emphatically sponsored this marked formal concern than the line. But what, exactly, is the line? Emily Rosko and Anton Vander Zee’s anthology gives seventy original answers that lead us deeper into the world of poetry, but also far out into the world at large: its people, its politics, its ecology. The authors included here, emerging and established alike, write from a range of perspectives, in terms of both aesthetics and identity. Together, they offer a dynamic hybrid collection that captures a broad spectrum of poetic practice in the twenty-first century. Rosko and Vander Zee’s introduction offers a generous overview of conversations about the line from the Romantics forward. We come to see how the line might be an engine for ideals of progress—political, ethical, or otherwise. For some poets, the line touches upon the most fundamental questions of knowledge and existence. More than ever, the line is the radical against which even alternate and emerging poetic forms that foreground the visual or the auditory, the page or the screen, can be distinguished and understood. From the start, a singular lesson emerges: lines do not form meaning solely in their brevity or their length, in their becoming or their brokenness; lines live in and through the descriptions we give them. Indeed, the history of American poetry in the twentieth century could be told by the compounding, and often confounding, discussions of its lines. A Broken Thing both reflects upon and extends this history, charting a rich diffusion of theory and practice into the twenty-first century with the most diverse, wide-ranging and engaging set of essays to date on the line in poetry, revealing how poems work and why poetry continues to matter.


Turning Towards Poetry

Author: Jeremy Tambling

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405836166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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It seems that the existence of poetry needs justifying, and so does paying attention to it. Why should we read it? 'Re-Verse' discusses poetry in both older and modern forms, wanting to show why it should interest us.

The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry

Author: Matthew Campbell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113982676X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 1932


In the last fifty years Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature, writing about love and sexuality, violence and history, country and city. This book, first published in 2003, provides an introduction to major figures such as Seamus Heaney, and also introduces the reader to significant precursors like Louis MacNeice or Patrick Kavanagh, and vital contemporaries and successors: among others, Thomas Kinsella, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Paul Muldoon. Readers will find discussions of Irish poetry from the traditional to the modernist, written in Irish as well as English, from both North and South. This Companion provides cultural and historical background to contemporary Irish poetry in the contexts of modern Ireland but also in the broad currents of modern world literature. It includes a chronology and guide to further reading and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike.

Duineser Elegien: Ein Metaphysisches Weltbild in Zehn Skizzen

Elegische Suche Nach Sinn Des Lebens Und Zusammenhang

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788026856313


Page: 32

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Duineser Elegien ist der Titel einer Sammlung von zehn Elegien des Dichters Rainer Maria Rilke. Ihr Name leitet sich vom Schloss Duino bei Triest ab, wo Rilke 1912 Gast der Gräfin Marie von Thurn und Taxis-Hohenlohe war. Dort entstand die erste Elegie. Elegien changieren zwischen der Darstellung glücklicher Momente - wie beispielsweise in der Liebe -, und der Klage über allgemeine Probleme des menschlichen Bewusstseins. Rilkes ästhetischer Anspruch an die Elegien war die Zusammenführung der traditionellen Forme der Hymne und der Elegie. In den Duineser Elegien entwickelt er ein metaphysisches Weltbild. Der literarische Gehalt der Elegien erschöpft sich jedoch keineswegs in der Ausformulierung eines philosophischen Gedankens, sondern besteht zu einem wesentlichen Teil auch in der Form, in der dieser ausgedrückt wird. Daher kann die bloß paraphrasierende Inhaltsangabe dem Text nicht gerecht werden. Die Duineser Elegien beschäftigen sich mit den Widersprüchen der condition humaine, mit den Widersprüchen in der Existenzweise und den Existenzbedingungen des Menschen. Die menschliche Seinsweise ist für Rilke problematisch, weil die "selbstreflexive Gespaltenheit des menschlichen Bewußtseins," also die Möglichkeit, sich selbst zu betrachten, und die daraus resultierende Unsicherheit sowie das Wissen von Vergänglichkeit und Tod unbegreiflich ist. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) war ein Lyriker deutscher Sprache. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Dichter der literarischen Moderne. Beeinflusst durch die Philosophen Schopenhauer und vor allem Nietzsche, deren Schriften er früh kennengelernt hatte, ist Rilkes Werk geprägt durch eine scharfe Kritik an der Jenseitsorientierung des Christentums und an einer einseitig naturwissenschaftlich-rationalen Weltdeutung.

Will in der Welt

Wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641156149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Shakespeare ist wohl der bekannteste Dramatiker aller Zeiten, doch über sein Leben wissen wir so gut wie nichts. Kein Brief blieb von ihm erhalten, wir kennen nur ein paar dürre Lebensdaten, vereinzelte Schriftsätze aus Prozessen, die er betrieb – und ein überaus nüchternes Testament, in dem er seiner Frau sein zweitbestes Bett vermacht. In seiner hochgelobten Biographie versucht Stephen Greenblatt mit detektivischem Scharfsinn, die Lücken dieser Lebensgeschichte zu füllen und hinter das Geheimnis zu kommen, wie aus einem talentierten Jungen aus einer englischen Kleinstadt der größte Dramatiker aller Zeiten werden konnte, kurz: wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde.

Das Leben und das Schreiben


Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung