Poetry: The Basics / Edition 2

Poetry: The Basics / Edition 2

by Jeffrey Wainwright
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415566169

ISBN-13: 9780415566162

Pub. Date: 04/26/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Now in its second edition, Poetry: The Basics demystifies the traditions and forms of the world of poetry for all those who find it daunting or bewildering. Covering a wide range of poetic voices from Chaucer to children's rhymes, song lyrics and the words of contemporary poets, this book will help readers to appreciate poetry by examining:

Overview

Now in its second edition, Poetry: The Basics demystifies the traditions and forms of the world of poetry for all those who find it daunting or bewildering. Covering a wide range of poetic voices from Chaucer to children's rhymes, song lyrics and the words of contemporary poets, this book will help readers to appreciate poetry by examining:

  • technical aspects such as rhythm and measures
  • different tones of voice in poetry
  • the relationship between 'everyday' and 'poetic' language
  • how different types of poetry are structured
  • how the form and 'space' of a poem contribute to its meaning
  • some of the ways contemporary poets set to work.

A must-read for all those wishing to get to grips with reading and writing poetry, this book is a lively and inspiring introduction to its many styles and purposes right up to the present-day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415566162
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Series:
Basics Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Because there is language there is poetry

2. Deliberate Space

3. Tones of Voice

4. Measures

5. ‘Free Verse’

6. Rhyme

7. Stanza

8. Image – Imagination – Inspiration

9. Writing a Poem Now: Philosophies Of Composition

Conclusion

Glossary

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