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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.

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: 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

Volcano Boy

Volcano Boy

  • Author: Libby Hathorn
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0734416113
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 176
  • View: 5034
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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

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.

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.

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

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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