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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.

Poetry

Poetry

  • Author: John Strachan
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748688986
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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Based on the authors' extensive teaching experience, this volume provides 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 practica

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.

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.

Poetry and the Meaning of Life

Poetry and the Meaning of Life

  • Author: David Ian Hanauer,Dyanne Rivers
  • Publisher: Pippin Publishing Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780887511066
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 95
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A poem can explain the inexplicable and express the unexpressed. This is how reading poetry enhances understanding and writing poetry helps students say things that they could not say in any other way. And it's why David Hanauer believes that poetry deserves to play a central role in classroom literacy programs. In Poetry and the Meaning of Life, David explains how teachers can use poems to help students understand and express important thoughts, feelings, and experiences. He does this by discussing theories of reading and writing and relating these to vignettes that demonstrate how real teachers in real classrooms have used poetry to put these theories into practice -- with emergent and beginning readers, with mature readers, and with English language learners. The book concludes with a clarion call to teachers to use the transformative power of poetry to encourage their students to search out the meaning in their own lives.

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.

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.