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Brief and affordable! This pocket-sized anthology focus on the poems at a cost well under that of traditional anthologies. KEY TOPICS: Chronologically organized, the selections represent the full range of poetic tradition from popular ballads to contemporary work. Diversity and flexibility are reflected in the selections by women and writers of colorrepresenting over a third of the bookand by the inclusion of virtually every traditional poetic form used in English-language poetry. Updates include twenty-five new selections from previously unrepresented poets, as well as different offerings from previously anthologized writers. Contemporary poets new to this anthology include Joseph Harrison, Brian Turner, Allison Joseph, Sophie Hannah, and Emily Moore. New poems represent poets ranging from Donne, Poe, Whitman, and Hardy, to modernists including Wallace Stevens, e.e. cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Richard Wilbur. For anyone wanting a poetry anthology with quality selections at a terrific price.
Table of Contents
|asterisks indicate selections new to this edition|
|An Anecdote: Where Poetry Starts|
|Speaker, Listener, and Context|
|""The Star-Spangled Banner""|
|Lyric, Narrative, Dramatic|
|The Language of Poetry|
|Allegory and Symbol|
|Tone of Voice|
|Repetition: Sounds and Schemes|
|Meter and Rhythm|
|Free Verse, Open Form and Closed Forms|
|A Brief Note: Literary History, Poetic Conventions, and Theory|
|Writing about Poetry|
|Bonny Barbara Allan|
|Sir Patrick Spens|
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