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The Norton introduction to poetry

"The Norton Introduction to Poetry offers a complete course in reading and writing about poetry that is designed to appeal to students of all backgrounds, abilities, and interests. It not only sharpens students? close-reading skills and deepens their appreciation for the emotional power of poetry, but also connects poetry to the larger world by providing a thorough introduction to poetry?s authorial, cultural, and critical contexts" -- publisher website (November 2006)
Print Book, English, ©2007
W.W. Norton, New York, ©2007
xxvi, 706, A41 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
9780393928570, 0393928578
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Poetry: reading, responding, writing
Understanding the text
Speaker: whose voice do we hear?
Situation and setting: what happens? Where? When?
The sounds of poetry
Internal structure
External form
The whole text
Reading poetry in context
The author's work as context: John Keats and Adreinne Rich
Literary tradition as context
Cultural and historical contests: the Harlem renaissance
Critical contexts: a poetry casebook
The process of creation
Evaluating poetry
Reading more poetry
Paraphrase, summary, and description
The elements of the essay
The writing process
The research essay
quotation, citation, and documentation
Sample research paper
Critical approaches