The Art of Reading Poetry

The Art of Reading Poetry

Bloom writes "the work of great poetry is to aid us to become free artists of ourselves." This essay is an invaluable guide to poetry. This edition will also include a recommended reading list of poems.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060769666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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A paperback original, Bloom's stand–alone introduction to The Best Poems of the English Language. A notable feature of Harold Bloom's poetry anthology The Best Poems English Language is his lengthy introductory essay, here reprinted as a separate book. For the first time Bloom gives his readers an elegant guide to reading poetry––a master critic's distillation of a lifetime of teaching and criticism. He tackles such subjects as poetic voice, the nature of metaphor and allusion, and the nature of poetic value itself. Bloom writes "the work of great poetry is to aid us to become free artists of ourselves." This essay is an invaluable guide to poetry. This edition will also include a recommended reading list of poems.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Art of Poetry

The Art of Poetry

The book includes a superb two-chapter discussion of the sonnet's form and history, and represents the first poetry guide to introduce gender as a basic element of analysis.

Author: Shira Wolosky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199707839

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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In The Art of Poetry, Shira Wolosky provides a dazzling introduction to an art whose emphasis on verbal music, wordplay, and dodging the merely literal makes it at once the most beguiling and most challenging of literary forms. A uniquely comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to poetic form, The Art of Poetry moves progressively from smaller units such as the word, line, and image, to larger features such as verse forms and voice. In fourteen engaging, beautifully written chapters, Wolosky explores in depth how poetry does what it does while offering brilliant readings of some of the finest lyric poetry in the English and American traditions. Both readers new to poetry and poetry veterans will be moved and enlightened as Wolosky interprets work by William Shakespeare, John Donne, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and others. The book includes a superb two-chapter discussion of the sonnet's form and history, and represents the first poetry guide to introduce gender as a basic element of analysis. In contrast to many existing guides, which focus on selected formal aspects like metrics or present definitions and examples in a handbook format, The Art of Poetry covers the full landscape of poetry's subtle art while showing readers how to comprehend a poetic text in all its dimensions. Other special features include Wolosky's consideration of historical background for the developments she discusses, and the way her book is designed to acquaint or reacquaint readers with the core of the lyric tradition in English. Lively, accessible, and original, The Art of Poetry will be a rich source of inspiration for students, general readers, and those who teach poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Art of Reading

The Art of Reading

A collection of evocative stories, poems, and essays, this compendium combines subtle intellect with charming playfulness to present a fresh perspective on such universal themes as language, duality, and the origins of creativity.

Author: Julio Ortega

Publisher: Wings Press (TX)

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173031557010

Category: Poetry

Page: 121

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A collection of evocative stories, poems, and essays, this compendium combines subtle intellect with charming playfulness to present a fresh perspective on such universal themes as language, duality, and the origins of creativity. Evocative and enriching, these pieces—through topics such as a library map of time and a poet who never managed to write a word—offer a thoughtful and witty take on the Hispanic cultural experience of middle-class migration.
Categories: Poetry

Reading Poetry

Reading Poetry

This new edition includes a new chapter on ‘Post-colonial Poetry’, a substantial increase in the number of end-of-chapter interactive exercises, and a comprehensive Glossary of poetic terms.

Author: Tom Furniss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317867463

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 648

View: 197

Reading Poetry offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to the art of reading poetry. Successive chapters introduce key skills and critical or theoretical issues, enabling users to read poetry with enjoyment, insight and an awareness of the implications of what they are doing. This new edition includes a new chapter on ‘Post-colonial Poetry’, a substantial increase in the number of end-of-chapter interactive exercises, and a comprehensive Glossary of poetic terms. Not just an add-on, the Glossary works as a key resource for the structuring of particular topics in any individual teaching or learning programme. Many of the exercises and interactive discussions develop not only the skills of competent close reading but also the necessary confidence and experience in locating historical and other contextual information through library or internet searches. The aim is to enhance readers' literary and scholarly competence – and to make it fun!
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Biblical Poetry and the Art of Close Reading

Biblical Poetry and the Art of Close Reading

Explores the aesthetic dimensions of biblical poetry, offering close readings of poems across the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

Author: J. Blake Couey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107156203

Category: Bibles

Page: 328

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Explores the aesthetic dimensions of biblical poetry, offering close readings of poems across the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.
Categories: Bibles

The Art of Reading

The Art of Reading

READING POETRY . E MUSSET ' S name has naturally brought us to an
important question in the study of our subject : the application of the art of
Reading to poetry . How are verses to be read ? Judging by what is usually done
, even on the ...

Author: Ernest Legouvé

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082522651

Category: Elocution

Page: 372

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Categories: Elocution

Reading Poetry

Reading Poetry

Reading Poetry is for students, lecturers and teachers looking for new ways of discussing poetry, and all those seriously interested in poetry, whether as readers or writers.

Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780719088506

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

View: 543

Witty, direct and articulate, Peter Barry illustrates the key elements of poetry at work, covering many different kinds of verse, from traditional forms to innovative versions of the art, such as 'concrete' poetry, minimalism and word-free poems. The emphasis is on meanings rather than words, looking beyond technical devices like alliteration and assonance so that poems are understood as dynamic structures creating specific ends and effects. The three sections cover progressively expanding areas – 'Reading the lines' deals with such basics as imagery, diction and metre; 'Reading between the lines' concerns broader matters, such as poetry and context, and the reading of sequences of poems, while 'Reading beyond the lines' looks at 'theorised' readings and the 'textual genesis' of poems from manuscript to print. Reading Poetry is for students, lecturers and teachers looking for new ways of discussing poetry, and all those seriously interested in poetry, whether as readers or writers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Presentable Art of Reading Absence

The Presentable Art of Reading Absence

" This is not the postmodern removal of subjectivity from artistic creation, nor is it a motioning toward death or finality; it is, instead, the literal removal of a self from noisy, populated ruins and its return to being.

Author: Jay Wright

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 9781564784988

Category: Poetry

Page: 76

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The Presentable Art of Reading Absence takes as impulse the act of meditation, in which the energetic relationship between a meditative body and its universe is not only the envisioning of absence by presence but also vision itself: "Here begins the revelation of a kiosk." With occult emotionality and analytic brilliance, Jay Wright has written the user's guide to evanescence: "I have become attuned / to the disappearance of all things / and of my self ..." This is not the postmodern removal of subjectivity from artistic creation, nor is it a motioning toward death or finality; it is, instead, the literal removal of a self from noisy, populated ruins and its return to being.
Categories: Poetry

Poetry Translation

Poetry   Translation

`The conviction, pleasures and gratitude of committed reading are evident in his affirmation of the poetic contract between readers and writers.' Andrea Brady, Poetry Review --

Author: Peter Robinson

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846312182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

View: 133

`The conviction, pleasures and gratitude of committed reading are evident in his affirmation of the poetic contract between readers and writers.' Andrea Brady, Poetry Review --
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Best Poems of the English Language

The Best Poems of the English Language

The book features a large introductory essay by Harold Bloom called "The Art of Reading Poetry," which presents his critical reflections of more than half a century devoted to the reading, teaching, and writing about the literary ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060540425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1008

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This comprehensive anthology attempts to give the common reader possession of six centuries of great British and American poetry. The book features a large introductory essay by Harold Bloom called "The Art of Reading Poetry," which presents his critical reflections of more than half a century devoted to the reading, teaching, and writing about the literary achievement he loves most. In the case of all major poets in the language, this volume offers either the entire range of what is most valuable in their work, or vital selections that illuminate each figure's contribution. There are also headnotes by Harold Bloom to every poet in the volume as well as to the most important individual poems. Much more than any other anthology ever gathered, this book provides readers who desire the pleasures of a sublime art with very nearly everything they need in a single volume. It also is regarded as his final meditation upon all those who have formed his mind.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Art of Poetry

The Art of Poetry

The Art of Poetry is an excellent upper school curriculum. It will teach how to read a poem, and introduce students to the many elements and forms of poetry. The book is rich with examples from many sources, including their explication.

Author: Christine Perrin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1600510418

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 268

View: 769

Discusses the basic elements and formal history of poetry and how to get involved with groups, workshops, and other community-based activities, with biographies of and examples from sources such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman and an audio CD featuring a reading of many of the poems.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Digital Art and Meaning

Digital Art and Meaning

How to interpret and critique digital arts, in theory and in practice.

Author: Roberto Simanowski

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816667376

Category: Art

Page: 291

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How to interpret and critique digital arts, in theory and in practice.
Categories: Art

A Poet s Guide to Poetry

A Poet s Guide to Poetry

Looks at examples of poetry ranging from medieval to modern, discusses style and mode, and provides exercises for beginning and advanced writers

Author: Mary Kinzie

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226437396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 561

View: 627

Looks at examples of poetry ranging from medieval to modern, discusses style and mode, and provides exercises for beginning and advanced writers
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Notices

Notices

A 52 page book of poems, some illustrated with drawings by the author.Topics of poems include humor, relationships, family, life and death.

Author: Susan Read Cronin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1735046000

Category:

Page:

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A 52 page book of poems, some illustrated with drawings by the author.Topics of poems include humor, relationships, family, life and death.
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The Art of Falling

The Art of Falling

This is one of those rare books that I feel I could give to any non-poetry reader with the aim of converting them to poetry's undeniable charms.” – Sarah Westcott “I find her approach, her language, her emotion, her intensity and her ...

Author: Kim Moore

Publisher: Seren

ISBN: 9781781722398

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 610

“The poems of The Art of Falling are fearless. There are more good poems filling Kim Moore’s first collection than many poets will produce in a lifetime.” – Alison Brackenbury “This accessibility (in topic or theme) is due not to their simplicity but Moore’s deftness as a poet. Form and language collaborate to give her work an enviable ease, flooring the reader fast with adroit humour and drama, making the reading experience both nimble and jarring as we move from the lightness of a trumpet lesson to the darkness of endured abuse in a violent relationship. Moore’s is an exciting and full first collection.” – Laura Tansley “Take a long, deep breath when reaching for Kim Moore’s first full collection, The Art of Falling, because you’ll be tumbling with her from the first page onwards through her intoxicating verse.’ – Matthew Stewart “Kim Moore's The Art of Falling (Seren) was just a joy - a tough, tender book packed with a variety of forms and emotional clout.... This is one of those rare books that I feel I could give to any non-poetry reader with the aim of converting them to poetry's undeniable charms.” – Sarah Westcott “I find her approach, her language, her emotion, her intensity and her originality compelling. I try here to outline here a few of the reasons why I think it’s particularly impressive. I do so not only because of my own enthusiasm for the book, but because I think it represents the kind of poetry we all should be aiming to write.” – Noel Williams Kim Moore, in her lively debut poetry collection, The Art of Falling, sets out her stall in the opening poems, firmly in the North amongst ‘My People’: “who swear without knowing they are swearing... scaffolders and plasterers and shoemakers and carers...”. ‘A Psalm for the Scaffolders’ is a hymn for her father’s profession. The title poem riffs on the many sorts of falling “so close to failing or to falter or to fill”. The poet’s voice is direct, rhythmic, compelling. These are poems that confront the reader, steeped in realism, they are not designed to soothe or beguile. They are not designed with careful overlays of irony and although frequently clever, they are not pretentious but vigorously alive and often quite funny. In the first section there is: a visit to a Hartley street spiritualist, a train trip from Barrow to Sheffield, a Tuesday at Wetherspoons. The author’s experience as a peripatetic brass teacher sparks several poems. The lives of others also feature throughout, including a quietly devastating central sequence, ‘How I Abandoned My Body To His Keeping’: is the story of a woman embroiled in a relationship marked by coercion and violence. These are close-to-the-bone pieces, harrowing and exact. The final section includes beautifully imagined character portraits of John Lennon and Wallace Hartley (the violinist on the Titanic), as well as Jazz trumpeter Chet Baker and the poet Shelley and other poems on: suffragettes, a tattoo inspired by Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, and a poetic letter addressed to a ‘Dear Mr Gove’.
Categories: Fiction

Reading Poetry Writing Genre

Reading Poetry  Writing Genre

This ground-breaking volume connects the situatedness of genre in English poetry with developments in classical scholarship, exploring how an emphasis on the interaction between English literary criticism and Classics changes, sharpens, or ...

Author: Silvio Bär

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350039346

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This ground-breaking volume connects the situatedness of genre in English poetry with developments in classical scholarship, exploring how an emphasis on the interaction between English literary criticism and Classics changes, sharpens, or perhaps even obstructs views on genre in English poetry. “Genre” has classical roots: both in the etymology of the word and in the history of genre criticism, which begins with Aristotle. In a similar vein, recent developments in genre studies have suggested that literary genres are not given or fixed entities, but subjective and unstable (as well as historically situated), and that the reception of genre by both writers and scholars feeds back into the way genre is articulated in specific literary works. Classical scholarship, literary criticism, and genre form a triangle of key concepts for the volume, approached in different ways and with different productive results by contributors from across the disciplines of Classics and English literature. Covering topics from the establishment of genre in the Middle Ages to the invention of female epic and the epyllion, and bringing together the works of English poets from Milton to Tennyson to Josephine Balmer, the essays collected hereargue that the reception and criticism of classical texts play a crucial part in generic formation in English poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Life is a Dream

Life is a Dream

Famous for his electrifying poetry readings, Paul Durcan marks four decades of composing silently and reciting aloud with this magnificent collection, which brings together for the first time the critically acclaimed poet's own choice of ...

Author: Paul Durcan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409016205

Category: Poetry

Page: 608

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Famous for his electrifying poetry readings, Paul Durcan marks four decades of composing silently and reciting aloud with this magnificent collection, which brings together for the first time the critically acclaimed poet's own choice of his work from his first book, Endsville (1967), to The Laughter of Mothers (2007). Life is a Dream represents the whole range of Durcan's writing - funny and subversive verse narratives and self-mocking poems of underachievement; poems celebrating love and sex or the lives of famous writers and artists; as well as tender, poignant verses commemorating the dead. Throughout his long career, Durcan has continued to make passionate and moving poetry out of his own and his country's misfortunes. He is by turns a surrealist, a mystic, an Irish comedian with perfect comic timing and an angry champion of the oppressed. Life is a Dream reaffirms the constant vision and artistic integrity of one of the most powerful, humane and original voices in modern poetry.
Categories: Poetry

Singing School Learning to Write and Read Poetry by Studying with the Masters

Singing School  Learning to Write  and Read  Poetry by Studying with the Masters

A former poet laureate provides informative introductions and sidebar notes for more than 80 poems by greats including William Butler Yeats, Emily Dickinson and George Herbert, in an effort to spark pleasure in reading and writing poems. 13 ...

Author: Robert Pinsky

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393050684

Category: Poetry

Page: 221

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A former poet laureate provides informative introductions and sidebar notes for more than 80 poems by greats including William Butler Yeats, Emily Dickinson and George Herbert, in an effort to spark pleasure in reading and writing poems. 13,000 first printing.
Categories: Poetry

How to Read a Poem

How to Read a Poem

This poem has come from a great distance to find you." So begins this astonishing book by one of our leading poets and critics.

Author: Edward Hirsch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547543727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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"Read a poem to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp and read it while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone sleeps next to you. Say it over to yourself in a place where silence reigns and the din of culture—the constant buzzing noise that surrounds you—has momentarily stopped. This poem has come from a great distance to find you." So begins this astonishing book by one of our leading poets and critics. In an unprecedented exploration of the genre, Hirsch writes about what poetry is, why it matters, and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message—which is of vital importance in day-to-day life—can reach us and make a difference. For Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life, it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In a marvelous reading of world poetry, including verse by such poets as Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, and many more, Hirsch discovers the meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives but don't know how to read it.
Categories: Literary Criticism