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The poetry toolkit : the essential guide to studying poetry

Author: Rhian Williams
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Now in its 2nd edition, this guide helps students build the knowledge and tools needed to tackle poetry with confidence.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rhian Williams
ISBN: 9781441182784 1441182780 9781441106896 1441106898 9781441116215 1441116214
OCLC Number: 810949124
Notes: Previous ed.: 2009.
Description: xiv, 285 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acknoweldgements / Copyright Acknowledgements / Detailed Contents / List of Terms / Preface to the 2nd Edition / Part I: Introducing Poetry / Introduction: How to Use this Book / 1. Types and Traditions / Epic / Lyric / Ballad / Love Poetry / Elegy / Pastoral / Light Verse / Part II: The Poetry Toolkit / 2. Forms / Variable Forms / Fixed Forms / Visual Forms / Hybrid Forms / 'Formless' Forms / 3. Prosody / Stress / Metre / Feet / Metrical Lines / 4. Rhyme / Perfect Rhyme / Imperfect Rhyme / Sight and Sound Effects / Rhyme Schemes / 5. Stanzas / One-line Stanzas and Refrains / Two-line Stanzas (Couplets) / Three-line Stanzas (Tercets) / Four-line Stanzas (Quatrains) / Longer-length Stanzas / 6. Wordplay / Tropes / Schemes / Part III: Practice / 7. Close Readings / William Carlos Williams' 'The Red Wheelbarrow' (1923) / Sharon Olds' 'Exclusive (for my daughter)' (2005) / A Comparative Discussion between Hart Crane's 'To Brooklyn Bridge' (1930) and Frank O'Hara's 'Meditations in An Emergency' (1956) / A Comparative Discussion between a passage from William Cowper's The Task (1785) and Philip Gross' s 'Severn Song' (2009) / Exercises / Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading / Index.
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