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How Poetry Works

How Poetry Works

  • Author: Phil Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141928107
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 320
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In this refreshing and inspiring book, Phil Roberts asserts that poetry, like music, is based on sound and so close attention should be paid to its rhythms and metrical patterns. He illustrates his points with lively examples ranging from nursery rhymes and limericks to recent experimental forms as well as familiar pieces from over the centuries. The book concludes with a Millennium Anthology, a salute to the poetry of the past thousand years, including pieces from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

How poetry works

How poetry works

the elements of English poetry

  • Author: Philip Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin Books ; Markham, Ont. : Penguin Books Canada
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 304
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What Poetry Brings to Business

What Poetry Brings to Business

  • Author: Clare Morgan,Kirsten Lange,Ted Buswick
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472050869
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 267
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What does poetry bring to business? According to Clare Morgan and her coauthors, it brings a complexity and flexibility of thinking, along with the ability to empathize and better understand the thoughts and feelings of others. Through her own experiences and many examples, Morgan demonstrates that the skills necessary to talk and think about poetry can be of significant benefit to leaders and strategists, to executives who are facing infinite complexity and who are armed with finite resources in a changing world. What Poetry Brings to Business presents ways in which reading and thinking about poetry offer businesspeople new strategies for reflection on their companies, their daily tasks, and their work environments. The goal is both to increase readers' knowledge of poems and how they convey meaning, and also to teach analytical and cognitive skills that will be beneficial in a business context. The unique combinations and connections made in this book will open new avenues of thinking about poetry and business alike. Clare Morgan is Director of Creative Writing in Oxford University's Continuing Education program. Kirsten Lange and Ted Buswick are employed by The Boston Consulting Group, an international management consulting firm, she as Managing Director of the Munich office, he as head of Oral History and Archiving. Buswick was an acquiring editor for Boston publisher Addison-Wesley and has taught high-school English.

Volcano Boy

Volcano Boy

  • Author: Libby Hathorn
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0734416113
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 176
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A powerful verse novel from one of Australia's favourite authors. Alone and grieving, Alexander feels ready to erupt. Can he find his way back to hope? 'A real volcano boy,' his mother had called him. Placed in the custody of his puritanical but well-meaning Uncle Frank, Alexander moves from Brisbane to volcano-circled Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. There the dark powers of the rumbling volcano call to him as irresistibly as the dark eyes of Alice, his newfound love. Alexander records his experiences in a moving, candid journal that surfaces many years after the volcano's fury has settled to ash. 'VOLCANO BOY is beautifully written, and Hathorn is a beautiful writer.' - LITERATURE CAFE Celebrating 25 years of Libby Hathorn, acclaimed author of the Australian young adult classic THUNDERWITH. 'Hathorn deftly injects a sense of wonderment into this intense, very real story. Readers cannot help but be swept up on the action and emotion.' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on THUNDERWITH

Poetry

Poetry

The Literary Agenda

  • Author: David Constantine
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191653756
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 160
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. In this fascinating addition to the Literary Agenda series, David Constantine argues that poetry matters. It matters for individuals and for the society they are members of. He asserts that poetry is not for the few but for the many, and belongs and can only thrive among them, speaks of and to their concerns. Poetry considers both the writing and the reading of poetry, which Constantine views as kindred activities. He examines what goes into the writing of a poem and considers what good there is in reading it. Constantine also considers translation, arguing that great benefit comes to the native language from dealings with the foreign; also, that all reading is a form of translation - of texts into the lives we lead. Altogether, Poetry is an attempt, with many quotations, to show how poetry works, what its responsibilities are, and how it may help us in our real circumstances now.

Poetry

Poetry

  • Author: John Strachan
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748680799
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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Quickly equips you with the strategies you need to deepen your engagement with individual poems. New for this edition:* End-of-chapter exercises and follow-up research tasks* New readings of modern women's poetry* Section on How to Write Poetry with exercises* Suggestions for further reading - both books and websitesBased on their extensive teaching experience, the authors provide a lively route map through the main aspects of poetry such as sound effects, rhythm and metre, the typographic display of poems on the page and the language of poetry using practical examples throughout.

Language, Literature and Critical Practice

Language, Literature and Critical Practice

Ways of Analysing Text

  • Author: David Birch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134971354
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 232
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Using a wide-ranging variety of texts the author reviews and evaluates a broad range of approaches to textual commentary, introducing the reader to the fundamental distinction between `actual' and `virtual' worlds in critical practice.

Look Ma, "Hands" on Poetry

Look Ma,

  • Author: Adele Steiner
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • ISBN: 1598585045
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 204
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"Poetry workshops designed to help teachers and poets familiarize elementary through high students with a variety of creative and fun ways to encage their imaginations and write poetry"--[P.4] cover.

Poesie der Grammatik und Grammatik der Poesie

Poesie der Grammatik und Grammatik der Poesie

Sämtliche Gedichtanalysen. Kommentierte deutsche Ausgabe. Band 1: Poetologische Schriften und Analysen zur Lyrik vom Mittelalter bis zur Aufklärung. Band 2: Analysen zur Lyrik von der Romantik bis zur Moderne

  • Author: Roman Jakobson
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110206560
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1568
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Jakobson’s late work ‘Poetry of Grammar and Grammar of Poetry’ (1981) is world-renowned as a milestone in modern literary theory. Yet hardly anyone is equal to the multilingual challenge it presents. A remedy is offered by this translation with full commentary of Jakobson’s structuralist analyses of poems and his most important poetological essays. Key Features: Complete edition of Roman Jakobson’s classic analyses of lyric poems Makes available to a German readership Jakobson's academic work, already published in many languages Comprehensive commentary on the texts and a detailed index

How to Read an Oral Poem

How to Read an Oral Poem

  • Author: John Miles Foley
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252070822
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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Uses examples from Homer's Odyssey to contemporary urban America's slam poetry to explore the cultural contexts of this verbal artform, discussing the structure, principles, and social applications of the oral poem.

Selected Poems and Letters of Keats

Selected Poems and Letters of Keats

  • Author: John Keats,Robert Gittings
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435150778
  • Category: English letters
  • Page: 301
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Poems and letters are chronologically arranged with accompanying notes and tips on essay writing and A-level exam skills

Beyond Management

Beyond Management

  • Author: Ian Lennie
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0857026445
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 176
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Ian Lennie's topical and practical text relates everyday management practice to contemporary management theories. This book discusses the impact of postmodern and constructionist thought on the traditional framework for understanding the behaviour of managers. By examining the importance of language, aesthetics, ethics and the individual psyche, this innovative book gives management students a new framework for understanding and applying management techniques in a complex environment. This book will give students a sense of the practical relevance of contemporary theory and will offer managers a radically different way of perceiving thier enterprise ad evaluating iots effectiveness.

Rehabilitating Literary Theory

Rehabilitating Literary Theory

A Practical Guide for the Critical and Semiotic Analysis of Poetry and Drama

  • Author: Khaled Besbes
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers
  • ISBN: 1612335071
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 348
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The present work seeks to bring literary theory in line with the most recent practical turn the humanities are witnessing. When simplified, succinctly presented, and skillfully used in multi-coded interpretation within a semiocritical framework, literary theories become practical exercises in criticism, not only facilitating the interpretation of literature, but also making it more enjoyable and more rewarding. This book is different from its counterparts in the sense that it includes an exceptionally expanded model of the practice of literary theories, and replaces long and theoretical discussions with brief synopses of the examined theories. It relies on less-overused texts for illustration as it compiles and organizes the terms and phrases that are often used by the proponents of the discussed theories. The most influential literary theories that have so far been developed in academia are included: the New Criticism, reader-response criticism, structuralism, deconstruction, feminism, Marxism, psychoanalytic criticism, linguistic criticism, cultural materialism, new historicism, postcolonialism, and semiotics. Through eliminating the excesses made in the name of theory, this book will restore the faith of students, teachers, and practitioners in the useful and enduring nature of literary theory for the analysis and appreciation of literature.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435150792
  • Category: Sonnets, English
  • Page: 182
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Features the sonnets of Shakespeare, this is one of a series for A-Level students which contains both complete poems and extracts from longer works. There is a biographical and critical introduction, a commentary, and notes on the poems.

The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation

The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation

  • Author: John Barton
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521485937
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 338
  • View: 2762
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This book provides the first complete guide for students to the present state of biblical studies. The twenty-one specially commissioned chapters are written by established scholars from North America and Britain, and represent both traditional and contemporary points of view. The chapters in Part One cover all the methods and approaches currently practised in the academic study of the Bible, while those in Part Two examine the major categories of books in the Bible from the perspective of recent scholarship - e.g. historical books of the Old Testament, Gospels, prophetic literature. Major issues raised are: the relation of modern 'critical' study of the Bible to 'pre-critical' and 'post-critical' approaches; the place of history in the study of the Bible; feminist, liberationist and new historicist concerns; the relation of Christian and Jewish scholarship; and recent interest in the Bible as literature.

Rethinking Meter

Rethinking Meter

A New Approach to the Verse Line

  • Author: Alan Holder
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780838752920
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 298
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"This study finds that in scanning poetry, the commitment to the "foot" as a unit of measure satisfies a desire for a poem to display a "system." But that system is achieved only at the cost of distorting or obscuring the true stress configuration of verse lines. The foot also comes into play in setting up the notion of an ideal line, supposedly heard by the "mind's ear," and said to be in "tension" or "counterpoint" with the actual line. Rethinking Meter discards this approach as removing us from our authentic experience of a poem's movement." "Before presenting its own view of meter, the book takes up the issues of how the words of a poem are to be enunciated, the place of pauses, and the notion of the line as the essential formal feature marking off poetry from prose. Focusing on iambic pentameter, Rethinking Meter proceeds to offer a view of metrical patterns that discards the foot entirely."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

New Poetry Works

New Poetry Works

A Workbook Anthology

  • Author: Robin Malan
  • Publisher: New Africa Books
  • ISBN: 9780864866752
  • Category: English poetry
  • Page: 290
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Nothing to Admire

Nothing to Admire

The Politics of Poetic Satire from Dryden to Merrill

  • Author: Christopher Yu
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198035343
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 232
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Nothing to Admire argues for the persistence of a central tradition of poetic satire in English that extends from Restoration England to present-day America. This tradition is rooted in John Dryden's and Alexander Pope's uses of Augustan metaphor to criticize the abuse of social and political power and to promote an antithetical ideal of satiric authority based on freedom of mind. Because of their commitment to neoclassical conceptions of political virtue, the British Augustans developed a meritocratic cultural ideal grounded in poetic judgment and opposed to the political institutions and practices of their superiors in birth, wealth, and might. Their Augustanism thus gives a political meaning to the Horatian principle of nil admirari. This book calls the resulting outlook cultural liberalism in order to distinguish it from the classical liberal insistence on private property as the basis of political liberty, a conviction that arises within the same general period and often stands in adversarial relation to the Augustan mentality. Dryden and Pope's language of political satire supplies the foundation for the later and more radical liberalisms of Lord Byron, W.H. Auden, and James Merrill, each of whom looks back to the Augustan model for the poetic devices he will use to protest the increasingly conformist culture of mass society. Responding to the banality of this society, the later poets reinvigorate their predecessors' neo-Horatian attitude of skeptical worldliness through iconoclastic comic assaults on the imperial, fascist, heterosexist, and otherwise illiberal impulses of the cultural regimes prevailing during their lifetimes.

THE TEACHING PROBLEMS OF ENGLISH POETRY IN THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS

THE TEACHING PROBLEMS OF ENGLISH POETRY IN THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS

  • Author: Najat Ismaeel Sayakhan
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 149698398X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 222
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Teachers often complain that students find poetry difficult and intimidating. Some undergraduate students arrive at university with little or no interest in poetry. They confess that they do not know how to read it and therefore cannot understand or appreciate it. The distinctive features of poetry create some problems for the learner of English language, yet, if taught properly, poetry can be an effective tool in urging students to learn the language.

Poetry

Poetry

The Ultimate Guide

  • Author: Richard Bradford
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137267844
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
  • View: 1868
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Richard Bradford's new introduction to poetry begins with and answers the slippery question, 'what is poetry?'. The book provides a compact history of English poetry from the 16th century to the present day and surveys the major critical and theoretical approaches to verse. It tackles the important issues of gender, race and nationality and concludes with a lengthy account of how to recognise good poetry. This engaging and readable book is accessible to all readers, from those who simply enjoy poetry through university first years to graduate students. Poetry: The Ultimate Guide provides the technical and critical tools you need to approach and evaluate poetry, and to articulate your own views.