Reading Poetry : An Introduction

Reading Poetry : An Introduction

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 427 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780133552980
  • DDC分類 808.1


Provides an structured introduction to ideas and techniques which will enable students to produce informed and exciting readings of poetry.

Full Description

Reading Poetry provides an introduction to the ideas and techniques that can help students produce informed and exciting readings of poetry. A wide spectrum of examples has been included, ranging from fifteenth-century lyrics and ballads to contemporary poetry from all over the English-speaking world.


Introduction: Close Reading and the Poetic System What is Poetry? How do we Read it? Poetry and Experience/The Experience of Poetry Rhetorical Strategies Figurative Language Theories of Metaphor History of Metaphor Hearing Voices Tone and Irony Ambiguity Closure, Pluralism, Indeterminacy Allusion and Intertextuality Interpreting Form Rhythm and Meter Interpreting Poetic Form Significant Form: Sound and Shape Contexts Introducing Contexts Genre: The Ballad The Sonnet Poetry and History: Production and Reception Poetry and Politics: Conservative and Radical Legislators Poetry and Politics: Class, Gender, Race, Nation Further Reading Index