Studying Poetry / Edition 2

Studying Poetry / Edition 2

by Stephen Matterson, Darryl Jones
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0340985151

ISBN-13: 9780340985151

Pub. Date: 12/06/2011

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This accessible and compact guide helps students to understand and appreciate poetry as a genre, to develop an informed and articulate response to individual poems, and to become aware of the larger concerns involved in reading poetry. The first part of the book, "Form and Meaning," deals with the formal characteristics of poetry, such as metaphor, symbol

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This accessible and compact guide helps students to understand and appreciate poetry as a genre, to develop an informed and articulate response to individual poems, and to become aware of the larger concerns involved in reading poetry. The first part of the book, "Form and Meaning," deals with the formal characteristics of poetry, such as metaphor, symbol, image, meter, rhythm, and rhyme. The second section, "Critical Approaches," explores the relationship between reading poetry and key concepts in critical theory, focusing on the poem as an object, the idea of the author, and the role of the reader. In part three, "Interpreting Poetry," the discussion explores such issues as political poetry, the poem in history, and the limits of poetry. Studying Poetry refers to a wide range of poetry and poets and offers stimulating readings of individual poems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340985151
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Series:
Studying... Series, #2
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvi
Introduction1
Part IForm and Meaning
1Poem and form9
2Poem and communication33
3Poem and tradition53
Part IICritical Approaches
4Poem as object73
5Poem and author93
6Poem and reader108
Part IIIInterpreting Poetry
7The poem in history125
8Public poetry143
9The limits of poetry156
Further reading168
Glossary170
Index179

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