Thematic Guide to British Poetry

Thematic Guide to British Poetry

by Ruth Glancy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313313792

ISBN-13: 9780313313790

Pub. Date: 08/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This thematic guide offers interpretations of 415 poems, representing the work of over 110 poets spanning seven centuries of British poetry. Educators teaching thematic units will find relevant essays appropriate for background presentation, discussion ideas, or student assignments. This book is clearly organized for easy access to information, whatever the users'

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This thematic guide offers interpretations of 415 poems, representing the work of over 110 poets spanning seven centuries of British poetry. Educators teaching thematic units will find relevant essays appropriate for background presentation, discussion ideas, or student assignments. This book is clearly organized for easy access to information, whatever the users' individual purposes.

The main section of the guide contains narrative essays on 29 alphabetically arranged themes that recur throughout the history of British poetry. Explications of individual poems are arranged chronologically to trace the evolution of a particular theme over time. Following each entry, the poems are listed with information about the anthologies where the works can be found. Additional suggested readings make this the perfect resource for research and classroom use, and as an indispensable tool for librarians assisting readers to identify poets, access their works, and better understand the thematic meanings of poetry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313313790
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2002
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Anthologies of British Poetry and Abbreviations Usedxi
Active and Contemplative Lives1
Art, Imagination, and Inspiration15
Beauty31
Carpe Diem43
Christmas Poems47
Death53
Death of the Young65
Duty77
Fame and Ambition81
Family Relations85
Freedom and Captivity89
The Golden Mean93
Immortality97
Industrialism and the City105
Innocence and Experience111
Love119
Marriage141
Music153
Nature and Country Life159
Old Age187
Patriotism193
Politics and Human Rights197
Pride and Vanity205
Rebellion and Conformity215
Regret, Consolation, and Melancholy221
Religion229
Sleep243
Time and Change251
War257
Biographical Sketches269
Further Reading293
Index295

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