Introduction to the Poem / Edition 3

Introduction to the Poem / Edition 3

by Robert W. Boynton, Maynard Mack Jr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0867091436

ISBN-13: 9780867091434

Pub. Date: 01/01/1985

Publisher: Heinemann

This latest edition retains the features that have made Introduction to the Poem a superb text from which to teach and learn. Bob Boynton and Maynard Mack's intent from the first has been to suggest ways of approaching a poem that will make it more understandable and enjoyable--to introduce students to the art of reading poetry. The authors readily admit

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This latest edition retains the features that have made Introduction to the Poem a superb text from which to teach and learn. Bob Boynton and Maynard Mack's intent from the first has been to suggest ways of approaching a poem that will make it more understandable and enjoyable--to introduce students to the art of reading poetry. The authors readily admit that often a poem doesn't make immediate total sense. But a poem makes immediate rhythmic sense if it's read aloud, and meaning will come with increasing pleasure if the right approaches are taken - if, basically, a reader respects his or her native wit and lets the poem do its work. The approach of this book helps clarify what a poem is and does, and how a good reader reenacts the experience it offers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867091434
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Edition description:
3rd ed
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Table of Contents

The Poem as Subject

The Subject of a Poem My Be Anything Whatever

The Subject of a Poem Is Not the Same Thing as Its Theme

The Meaning of a Poem Is Not the Same Thing as Its Subject or Its Theme

The Poem as a Dramatic Situation

Every Poem Has a Speaker

The Speaker of a Poem Speaks from a Personal Situation

The Speaker of a Poem Speaks to Some Kind of Audience

Every Poem Is Characterized by a Distinctive Tone

The Poem as a Pattern of Rhythm and Sound

Rhythm

Meter

Sound

Devices of Compression: The Poet's Shorthand

Overstatement

Understatement

Irony and Paradox

Comparison

Additional Poems Chronologically Arranged

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