Studying Poetry / Edition 1

Studying Poetry / Edition 1

by Stephen Matterson, Darryl Jones
     
 

Studying Poetry is a fun, concise and helpful guide to understanding poetry which is divided into three parts, form and meaning, critical approaches and interpreting poetry, all of which help to illuminate the beauty and validity of poetry using a wide variety of examples, from Dylan Thomas to Bob Dylan.

Key Features:
An accessible and thought-provoking

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Studying Poetry is a fun, concise and helpful guide to understanding poetry which is divided into three parts, form and meaning, critical approaches and interpreting poetry, all of which help to illuminate the beauty and validity of poetry using a wide variety of examples, from Dylan Thomas to Bob Dylan.

Key Features:
An accessible and thought-provoking introduction to poetry which takes students through the essentials to enhance both their understanding and their appreciation.
Contains a wonderfully diverse collection of poems, from Bob Dylan to Dylan Thomas, which truly engage the reader. The authors' style mixes humor with erudition and allows students to easily absorb the information they need without repetitive re-reading. New to this edition is a chapter on the importance of poetry which examines the many ways in which poetry is expressed in youth culture today. This second edition has also seen updates throughout and the introduction of some more contemporary poems to align with course curriculum.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340759424
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/01/1900
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.34(d)

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Table of Contents

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

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