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The poetry handbook : a guide to reading poetry for pleasure and practical criticism

Author: John Lennard
Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Fully revised, updated and expanded, John Lennard's accessible guide to poetry is noteworthy for its emphasis on practical criticism that is designed to help students gain a new appreciation for poetry and a real insight into how poems work.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lennard, John.
Poetry handbook.
Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005021580
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Lennard
ISBN: 9780191532733 0191532738 9780199265381 0199265380 9786610905416 661090541X 1280905417 9781280905414 1435607104 9781435607101
OCLC Number: 181101229
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 418 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Metre --
Form --
Layout --
Punctuation --
Lineation --
Rhyme --
Diction --
Syntax --
History --
Biography --
Gender --
Exams and written work.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: John Lennard.
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Offering a guide to the poet's craft, this second edition provides a useful introduction to practical criticism for students. Chapters on each element of poetry offer a general account and end by  Read more...


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Lennard succeeds in being as exhaustive as he can possibly be... * Caroline Bertoneche, Universite de Provence * Very readable... gives and excellent overview of poetry in English and will explain Read more...

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