Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry / Edition 14

Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry / Edition 14

by Thomas R. Arp, Greg Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1133307248

ISBN-13: 9781133307242

Pub. Date: 01/01/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning


There's no better way for you to learn about poetry and to understand its elements than with PERRINE'S SOUND AND SENSE: AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY. Both a concise introduction to poetry and an anthology, this classic best-seller succinctly covers the basics of poetry with chapters on the elements of poetry (imagery, figurative language, allusion, tone, rhythm

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There's no better way for you to learn about poetry and to understand its elements than with PERRINE'S SOUND AND SENSE: AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY. Both a concise introduction to poetry and an anthology, this classic best-seller succinctly covers the basics of poetry with chapters on the elements of poetry (imagery, figurative language, allusion, tone, rhythm and meter, pattern, etc.), unique materials for evaluating poetry, exemplary poetry selections that you'll enjoy reading, and exercises and study questions that help you understand each selection. Every poem included in this collection is a perfect illustration of the poetic concept at hand, and every reader can benefit from the book's step-by-step examination of how a poem does what it does.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133307242
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
183,445
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface. Professional Acknowledgments. Foreword to Students. 1. What Is Poetry? 2. Reading the Poem. 3. Denotation and Connotation. 4. Imagery. 5. Figurative Language 1: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Apostrophe, Metonymy. 6. Figurative Language 2: Symbol, Allegory. 7. Figurative Language 3: Paradox, Overstatement, Understatement. 8. Allusion. 9. Meaning and Idea. 10. Tone. 11. Musical Devices. 12. Rhythm and Meter. 13. Sound and Meaning. 14. Pattern. 15. Evaluating Poetry 1: Sentimental, Rhetorical, Didactic Verse. 16. Evaluating Poetry 2: Poetic Excellence. Part Two: Writing about Poetry. Part Three: Poems for Further Reading. Glossary and Index of Literary Terms. Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines. Copyrights and Acknowledgments.

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