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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.

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

The Sounds of Poetry

The Sounds of Poetry

A Brief Guide

  • Author: Robert Pinsky
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1466878495
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 129
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The Poet Laureate's clear and entertaining account of how poetry works. "Poetry is a vocal, which is to say a bodily, art," Robert Pinsky declares in The Sounds of Poetry. "The medium of poetry is the human body: the column of air inside the chest, shaped into signifying sounds in the larynx and the mouth. In this sense, poetry is as physical or bodily an art as dancing." As Poet Laureate, Pinsky is one of America's best spokesmen for poetry. In this fascinating book, he explains how poets use the "technology" of poetry--its sounds--to create works of art that are "performed" in us when we read them aloud. He devotes brief, informative chapters to accent and duration, syntax and line, like and unlike sounds, blank and free verse. He cites examples from the work of fifty different poets--from Shakespeare, Donne, and Herbert to W. C. Williams, Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, C. K. Williams, Louise Glück, and Frank Bidart. This ideal introductory volume belongs in the library of every poet and student of poetry.

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.

Word Pictures

Word Pictures

The Poetry and Art of Art Therapists

  • Author: Bruce L. Moon,Robert Schoenholtz
  • Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • ISBN: 039807528X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 213
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Comments are included on motivations for writing, inspiration, the significance of works in the text, and how poetry writing is incorporated in their personal and professional lives. Word Pictures: The Poetry and Art of Art Therapists is an effort to give voice to the poetic underpinnings of an art therapist's identity."--BOOK JACKET.

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.

Making Your Own Days

Making Your Own Days

The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

  • Author: Kenneth Koch
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684824388
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 320
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Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms

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.

The Secret Life of Poems

The Secret Life of Poems

A Poetry Primer

  • Author: Tom Paulin
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571264042
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 256
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The Secret Life of Poems is a primer which offers a poem - or on occasion an excerpt - succeeding with commentary in which rhythm, form, metre and sources are the order of the day, not ethical commentary or descriptive paraphrase. This brief engagement with forty-seven poems is intended for students and readers of poetry, and seeks to explain how poetry works by bringing into view the hidden order of specific poems.

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
  • View: 354
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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.

Melodious Guile

Melodious Guile

Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language

  • Author: John Hollander
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300049046
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 262
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Demonstrating a poet's imaginative ear and a critic's range of concern, John Hollander here writes about the "melodious guile" of poetry, explaining how poems frame parables about themselves. Hollander considers works by Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, chiefly, plus a range of other poets including Chaucer, Keats, Rossetti, Tennyson, Frost, Stevens, and Auden. He also presents certain poems of his own, showing how they anticipate and exemplify the observations contained in this volume.

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.

Cancer Poetry

Cancer Poetry

  • Author: Iain Twiddy
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137362006
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 232
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This is the first critical study to offer a sustained analysis of the theme of cancer in contemporary poetry. In discussing works by major poets, including Paul Muldoon, Jo Shapcott and Christopher Reid, Cancer Poetry traces the complex ways in which poets represent cancer, and assesses how poetry can be instrumental to emotional recovery.

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
  • View: 3981
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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.

Differentials

Differentials

Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy

  • Author: Marjorie Perloff
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • ISBN: 0817351280
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 307
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Introduction: differential reading -- Crisis in the humanities? Reconfiguring literary study for the Twenty First Century -- Cunning passages and contrived corridors: rereading Eliot's "Gerontion" -- The search for "prime words": Pound, Duchamp, and the nominalist ethos -- "But isn't the same at least the same?" Wittgenstein on translation -- "Logocinema of the frontiersman" Eugene Jolas's multilingual poetics and its legacies -- "The silence that is not silence": acoustic art in Samuel Beckett's radio plays -- Language poetry and the lyric subject: Ron Silliman's Albany, Susan Howe's Buffalo -- After language poetry: innovation and its theoretical discontents -- The invention of "concrete prose": Haroldo de Campos's Galaxias and after -- Songs of the Earth: Ronald Johnson's Verbicovisuals -- THe Oulipo factor: The procedural poetics of Christian Bok and Caroline Bergvall -- Filling the space with trace: Tom Raworth's "Letters from Yaddo" -- Teaching the "new" poetries: the case of Rae Armantrout -- Writing poetry/writing about poetry: some problems of affiliation.