The Poetry Handbook
OUP Oxford, 6 de gen. 2006 - 448 pàgines
The Poetry Handbook is a lucid and entertaining guide to the poet's craft, and an invaluable introduction to practical criticism for students. Chapters on each element of poetry, from metre to gender, offer a wide-ranging general account, and end by looking at two or three poems from a small group (including works by Donne, Elizabeth Bishop, Geoffrey Hill, and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott), to build up sustained analytical readings. Thorough and compact, with notes and quotations supplemented by detailed reference to the Norton Anthology of Poetry and a companion website with texts, links, and further discussion, The Poetry Handbook is indispensable for all school and undergraduate students of English. A final chapter addresses examinations of all kinds, and sample essays by undergraduates are posted on the website. Critical and scholarly terms are italicised and clearly explained, both in the text and in a complete glossary; the volume also includes suggestions for further reading. The first edition, widely praised by teachers and students, showed how the pleasures of poetry are heightened by rigorous understanding and made that understanding readily available. This second edition — revised, expanded, updated, and supported by a new companion website - confirm The Poetry Handbook as the best guide to poetry available in English.
Què en diuen els usuaris - Escriviu una ressenya
No hem trobat cap ressenya als llocs habituals.
Altres edicions - Mostra-ho tot
alliteration argument beats become beginning blank called century clauses close Collected commas common consider conventional couplets created critical dash death display distinct distinguished edition effect English example express feet foot force formal four give given hear heroic iambic identical indicate individual kind language layout less letters lines literature lives London look marked matter meaning metre metrical never once particular pattern period poem poetic poetry poets political possible practice printed problem prose punctuation quatrains quotations rain readers reference relations rhyme rhythm sense sentence sequence short shows simple single sonnets sound space specific speech stanza stop stressed structure suggests syntactical syntax term things third thought tion trochaic turn unit unstressed usually verse voice Walcott whole words writing written