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Thematic Guide to American Poetry / Edition 1
     

Thematic Guide to American Poetry / Edition 1

by Allan Burns
 

ISBN-10: 0313314624

ISBN-13: 9780313314629

Pub. Date: 09/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This unique poetry resource offers interpretations of 250 poems, representing the work of 86 poets from a wide spectrum of historical, contemporary, ethnic, and canonical writers. Organization of this volume facilitates easy access to information on poetry for users' individual purposes. The main section of the guide contains narrative essays on 21 alphabetically

Overview

This unique poetry resource offers interpretations of 250 poems, representing the work of 86 poets from a wide spectrum of historical, contemporary, ethnic, and canonical writers. Organization of this volume facilitates easy access to information on poetry for users' individual purposes. The main section of the guide contains narrative essays on 21 alphabetically arranged themes that recur throughout the rich history of American poetry.

In each section, the explications of individual poems are arranged chronologically to trace the evolution of a particular theme over time. Educators teaching thematic units will find relevant essays here appropriate as either background presentation, discussion ideas, or student assignments. Following each entry, the poems are listed with information about the anthologies in which they may be found. Most of the abbreviations used here correspond to the codes used in The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Anthology, familiar to most librarians. This guide is ideal for librarians and teachers who need to identify and locate poems on a given theme, and for students and lovers of poetry who wish to enrich their understanding of the thematic meanings of poems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313314629
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Anthologies of American Poetry and Abbreviations Usedxiii
Art and Beauty1
Civilization11
Family Relations25
Freedom and Slavery33
The Individual and Society43
Innocence and Experience55
Life and Death65
Loss83
Love and Sex101
Memory113
Nature121
Obligations and Choices135
Poetry143
The Self155
Skepticism and Belief165
Suffering and Joy179
Thought and Perception187
Time and Change199
Tradition and Heritage215
Truth and Appearances227
War235
Biographical Sketches247
Further Reading291
Title Index293
Name Index301
Subject Index307

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