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The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry / Edition 1

The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry / Edition 1

by Rhian Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 184706048X

ISBN-13: 9781847060488

Pub. Date: 03/28/2009

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Getting to grips with poetry and its terminology can be one of the most intimidating parts of literary study. The Poetry Toolkit helps with this problem by giving clear and concise guidance about reading and discussing poetry in an easy-to-use format. By providing accessible commentary on the formal traditions of poetry across the ages and by emphasizing the

Overview

Getting to grips with poetry and its terminology can be one of the most intimidating parts of literary study. The Poetry Toolkit helps with this problem by giving clear and concise guidance about reading and discussing poetry in an easy-to-use format. By providing accessible commentary on the formal traditions of poetry across the ages and by emphasizing the empowering effect of technical vocabulary, this book encourages confidence and enjoyment.
Its simple and clear explanations of key terms, genres and concepts enable readers to develop a richer, more sophisticated approach to reading, thinking and writing about poems.

Moving from introductory overviews to short sections on key concepts, forms and topics, each entry includes a technical definition, a review of its historical and cultural significance, illustrative examples from a range of poems and finally additional reading and suggestions for further work. The Poetry Toolkit offers a practical solution to the difficulties of reading and writing about poetry. It offers any student of poetry the key tools needed to read, study and write about poetry with confidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847060488
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.62(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction How to Use This Book List of Glossed Terms
PART I: Introducing Poetry
Chapter 1. Types and Traditions Epic Lyric Ballad Love Poetry Elegy Pastoral Light Verse
PART II: Guide to Poetic Forms and Terms
Chapter 2. Form
2.1 Variable Forms Blank verse Ode Epigram Epitaph Dramatic Monologue
2.2 Fixed Forms Sonnet Haiku Limerick Villanelle Fixed French Forms
2.3 Visual Forms Concrete poems Acrostics
2.4 Hybrid Forms Verse Drama Verse Novel
2.5 'Formless' Forms Free Verse Prose Poetry Chapter 3: Prosody Stress Metre Feet Line-lengths Chapter 4: Rhyme Perfect Rhyme Internal Rhyme Imperfect Rhyme Alliteration Eye Rhyme Onomatopoeia Rhyme Scheme Chapter 5: Stanzas
1-line Stanza: monostich or refrain
2-line Stanza: couplet
3-line Stanza: tercet
4-line Stanza: quatrain Longer Length Stanzas
5-line Stanza
6-line Stanza
7-line Stanza
8-line Stanza
9-line Stanza Chapter 6: Wordplay
6.1 Tropes Simile Metaphor Metonym Synecdoche Pun Conceit Personification Apostrophe Allegory
6.2 Schemes Anaphora Epistrophe Chiasmus Antimetabole Anastrophe Zeugma Syllepsis
Part III: Practice
Chapter 7: Close Reading
7.1 Readings Reading 1
Reading 2
7.2 Exercises Exercise A Exercise B Exercise C Exercise D Suggestions/Answers Further Reading Index.

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