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The Wadsworth anthology of poetry

Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: Boston : Thomson Wadsworth, 2005.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Parini
ISBN: 1413004733 9781413004731 1413014186 9781413014181
OCLC Number: 60837311
Notes: Includes index.
CD-ROM: "Poetry 21 : poetry in the 21st century is a fully interactive poetry experience featuring the written and spoken word with 118 poems read aloud (most by the poets themselves), a video anthology of slam poetry, an interactive timeline, an audio/visual introduction to prosody, poetry pages and biographies for more than 250 poets, and the Explicator--Wadsworth's close reading and analysis tool that helps you create notes (and gather evidence from the text) for your papers."
Description: xl, 1712 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements of computer disc: PC: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP (not NT), Pentium II 233mhz 32MB RAM (64MB recommended), 16 bit sound card, 800x600 16 bit high color display; Mac: MAC OS 8.6 or later, Power PC processor or later, 64MB RAM, 800x600 16 bit high color display.
Contents: INTRODUCTION. Part I: THE SHAPE OF THE POEM. 1. "Sing, heavenly muse" (Milton): An Anthology of Epic Poetry. 2. "The Forgetful Kingdom of Death" (Ransom): An Anthology of The Elegy. 3. "Once Upon a Midnight Dreary" (Poe): An Anthology of Narrative Poetry. 4. "O blessed rage for order" (Stevens): An Anthology of The Ode. 5. "Let me tell you a little story" (Auden): An Anthology of The Ballad. 6. "Speak to me, speak. Why do you never speak?" (T.S. Eliot): An Anthology of Monologue and Dramatic Poetry. 7. "My own voice, orotund sweeping and final" (Whitman): An Anthology of The Short Lyric. 8. "When I see birches bend from left to right" (Frost): An Anthology of Blank Verse. 9. "Proud as a peeress, prouder as a punk" (Pope): An Anthology of Heroic Couplets. 10. "The proud full sail of this great verse" (Shakespeare): An Anthology of The Sonnet. 11. "Against the Dying of the Light" (Thomas): An Anthology of The Villanelle. 12. "The Undecoded Messages" (Ashbery): An Anthology of The Sestina. 13. "The mass and majesty of this world" (Auden): An Anthology of Stanzas. 14. "I chant a new chant" (Whitman): An Anthology of Free Verse. Part II: THEMES. 15. "Love"s austere and lonely offices" (Haydon) An Anthology Of Poems About Family. 16. "Be Not Afraid of My Body" (Whitman): An Anthology of Poems on Love and Longing. 17. "If I should die, think only this of me" (Brooke): An Anthology of Poems about Wars and Rumors of Wars. 18. "What is possible" (Rich): An Anthology of Poetry and Politics. 19. "Batter my heart, three-personed God" (Donne): An Anthology of Poems about First and Last Things. 20. "Earth"s the right place for love" (Frost): An Anthology of Poems on The Nature of Nature. 21. "Thy Fearful Symmetry" (Blake): An Anthology of Poems on Animals and Beasts. 22. "The poet"s eye in a fine frenzy rolling" (Shakespeare): An Anthology of Poems on Poets and Poetry. Part III: CONTEXTS. 23. "Doom Is Dark and Deeper" (Auden): An Anthology of Alliterative Verse. 24. "Behold her, splendid in the field!" (Wordsworth): An Anthology of Meditative Poetry. 25. "This is just to say" (Williams): An Anthology of Poets in Dialogue. Glossary. Chronological Table of Contents. Index of First Lines. Index of Titles and Authors. *Please visit for a detailed table of contents.
Other Titles: Poetry 21 :
Responsibility: [compiled by] Jay Parini.


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INTRODUCTION. Part I: THE SHAPE OF THE POEM. 1. "Sing, heavenly muse" (Milton): An Anthology of Epic Poetry. 2. "The Forgetful Kingdom of Death" (Ransom): An Anthology of The Elegy. 3. "Once Upon a Read more...

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