Perrine’s Sound and Sense An Introduction to Poetry (School Binding)

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/8/2000
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Assigned more than any other introductory poetry text on the market!

Author Biography

Thomas R. Arp: Southern Methodist University Greg Johnson: Kennesaw State University

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Elements of Poetry
1.What’s Poetry
2. Reading the Poem
3. Denotation and Connotation
4. Imagery
5. Figurative Language1: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Apostrophe, Metonymy
6. Figurative Language 2: Symbol, Allegory
7. Figurative Language 3: Paradox, Overstatement, Understatement, Irony
8. Allusion
9. Meaning and Idea
10. Tone
11. Musical Devices
12. Rhythm and Meter
13. Sound and meaning
14. Pattern
15. Evaluating Poetry 1: Sentimental, Rhetorical, Didactic Verse
16. Evaluating Poetry 2: Poetic Excellence
Part 2. Poems for Further Reading

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