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An introduction to poetry

Author: X J Kennedy; Dana Gioia
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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This bestselling anthology includes more than 500 of the discipline's greatest poems, blending classic works and contemporary selections. Both noted poets themselves, the text's editors X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia write of their subject with wit and a contagious enthusiasm. Informative, accessible apparatus presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, and supported by interludes  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: X J Kennedy; Dana Gioia
ISBN: 0321209397 9780321209399
OCLC Number: 54529692
Description: xlv, 744 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Reading a poem --
2. Listening to a voice --
3. Words --
4. Saying and suggesting --
5. Imagery --
6. Figures of speech --
7. Song --
8. Sound --
9. Rhythm --
10. Closed form --
11. Open form --
12. Symbol --
13. Myth and narrative --
14. Poetry and personal identity --
15. Translation --
16. Critical casebook : Latin American poetry --
17. Recognizing excellence --
18. What is poetry? --
19. Two critical casebooks : Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes --
20. Poems for further reading --
21. Lives of the poets --
22. Writing about literature --
23. Writing about a poem --
24. Writing a research paper --
25. Critical approaches to literature.
Responsibility: X.J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia.
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