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The art of poetry : how to read a poem

The art of poetry : how to read a poem

Author: Shira Wolosky Weiss
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A step-by-step introduction to poetic form, The Art of Poetry moves progressively from smaller units such as the word, line, and image, to larger features such as verse forms and voice. In fourteen chapters, Wolosky explores in depth how poetry does what it does while offering brilliant readings of some of the finest lyric poetry in the English and American traditions. Both readers new to poetry and poetry veterans  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shira Wolosky Weiss
ISBN: 0195138708 9780195138702 9780199707836 0199707839 9786611515164 661151516X 9780195371185 0195371186
OCLC Number: 44516757
Description: xi, 226 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Word choice --
Syntax and the poetic line --
Images : simile and metaphor --
Metaphor and the sonnet --
The sonnet --
Poetic conventions --
More verse forms --
Personification --
Poetic voice --
Gender and poetic voice --
Poetic rhythm : metric --
Poetic rhythm : sound and rhyme --
Rhetoric : more tropes --
Incomplete figures and the art of reading --
Appendix --
Glossary --
Bibliographical backgrounds --
Index of poems --
Index of poets.
Responsibility: Shira Wolosky.
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As the least literal form of creative writing, poetry is for many readers also the most cryptic. This book offers a step-by-step introduction to skills for reading poetry, working from the individual  Read more...


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very illuminating...full of interest for the reader...a compelling read * The Use of English, Volume 59, Number 1 *

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