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Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series),9780321087201

Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series)

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Summary

This brief, inexpensive, and portable anthology features more than 250 poems, presenting a diverse body of work ranging from William Shakespeare and John Donne to Cathy Song and Sherman Alexie. Chronologically organized within each genre, the diverse selection of poems covers the full scope of the poetic tradition from popular ballads to works by poets born in the 60s and 70s. An " Introduction to Poetry" offers instruction for reading and analyzing poetry, defining key terms in the context of the discussion. Biographical headnotes highlight common themes and ideas in the author's body of work. Individuals who want a brief overview of the study of poetry.

Table of Contents

Preface xxv
Introduction 1(44)
An Anecdote: Where Poetry Starts
1(1)
Speaker, Listener, and Context
2(2)
The Star-Spangled Banner
4(5)
Lyric, Narrative, Dramatic
9(3)
The Language of Poetry
12(6)
Figurative Language
18(4)
Allegory and Symbol
22(3)
Tone of Voice
25(2)
Repetition: Sounds and Schemes
27(2)
Meter and Rhythm
29(6)
Free Verse, Open Form, and Closed Form
35(2)
Stanza Forms
37(2)
Fixed Forms
39(3)
Literary History and Poetic Conventions, and Theory
42(3)
Writing About Poetry 45(12)
Poetry 57(370)
Anonymous
Western Wind
59(1)
Bonny Barbara Allan
59(1)
Sir Patrick Spens
60(2)
Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542)
They Flee from Me
62(1)
Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603)
When I Was Fair and Young
63(1)
Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
Amoretti: Sonnet 75
64(1)
Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)
Astrophel and Stella: Sonnet 1
65(1)
Robert Southwell (1561?-1595)
The Burning Babe
66(1)
Michael Drayton (1563-1631)
Idea: Sonnet 61
67(1)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Sonnet 18
68(1)
Sonnet 20
69(1)
Sonnet 30
69(1)
Sonnet 73
70(1)
Sonnet 116
70(1)
Sonnet 130
71(1)
When Daisies Pied (Spring and Winter)
71(2)
Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
There Is a Garden in Her Face
73(1)
John Donne (1572-1631)
The Canonization
74(1)
The Flea
75(1)
Holy Sonnet 10
76(1)
Holy Sonnet 14
77(1)
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
78(1)
Ben Jonson (1573-1637)
On My First Son
79(1)
Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount
80(1)
Mary Wroth (1587?-1651)
In this Strange Labyrinth How Shall I Turn
81(1)
Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
82(1)
George Herbert (1593-1633)
Easter Wings
83(1)
Love (III)
84(1)
The Pulley
84(1)
Redemption
85(1)
Edmund Waller (1606-1687)
Song
86(1)
John Milton (1608-1674)
How Soon Hath Time
87(1)
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
87(1)
When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
88(1)
Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)
The Author to Her Book
89(1)
Richard Lovelace (1618-1658)
To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
90(1)
Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
To His Coy Mistress
91(2)
John Dryden (1631-1700)
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
93(1)
Epigram on Milton
94(1)
Edward Taylor (1642-1729)
Huswifery
94(1)
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
A Description of a City Shower
95(3)
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
from An Essay on Criticism
98(2)
Ode on Solitude
100(1)
Thomas Gray (1716-1771)
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
101(4)
Cristopher Smart (1722-1771)
from Jubilate Agno
105(3)
Philip Freneau (1752-1832)
The Wild Honey Suckle
108(2)
William Blake (1757-1827)
The Chimney Sweeper
110(1)
The Little Black Boy
111(1)
A Poison Tree
112(1)
The Tyger
112(1)
Robert Burns (1759-1796)
A Red, Red Rose
113(1)
John Barleycorn
114(2)
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
116(1)
It Is a Beauteous Evening
117(1)
Lines (Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey...)
118(4)
Nuns Fret Not at Their Convent's Narrow Room
122(1)
Ode (Intimations of Immortality...)
123(6)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Frost at Midnight
129(3)
Kubla Khan
132(1)
Work Without Hope
133(1)
George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Stanzas
134(1)
When We Two Parted
135(1)
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Ode to the West Wind
136(2)
Ozymandias
138(1)
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
To the Fringed Gentian
139(1)
John Keats (1795-1821)
La Belle Dame sans Merci
140(2)
Ode on a Grecian Urn
142(1)
Ode to a Nightingale
143(3)
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
146(1)
When I Have Fears
147(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
Sonnets from the Portuguese, 43
148(1)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
The Arsenal at Springfield
149(2)
The Cross of Snow
151(1)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
The Haunted Palace
151(2)
The Raven
153(4)
To Helen
157(1)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
The Eagle
158(1)
In Memoriam A.H.H., 54
158(1)
Tears, Idle Tears
159(1)
Ulysses
160(2)
Robert Browning (1812-1889)
My Last Duchess
162(2)
Porphyria's Lover
164(2)
Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gary and Dim
166(1)
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
167(6)
A Noiseless Patient Spider
173(1)
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
174(6)
Song of Myself, 6
180(1)
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
181(1)
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
Dover Beach
182(2)
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Because I Could Not Stop for Death
184(1)
I Died for Beauty---But Was Scarce
185(1)
I Heard a Fly Buzz---When I Died---
185(1)
My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close
186(1)
A Narrow Fellow in the Grass
186(1)
The Soul Selects Her Own Society---
187(1)
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
Up-Hill
188(1)
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?
189(1)
The Convergence of the Twain
190(2)
Neutral Tones
192(1)
The Ruined Maid
192(2)
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)
God's Grandeur
194(1)
Pied Beauty
194(1)
A.E. Housman (1859-1936)
Eight O'Clock
195(1)
Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now
195(1)
Stars, I Have Seen Them Fall
196(1)
``Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff...''
196(3)
To an Athlete Dying Young
199(1)
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
200(1)
Leda and the Swan
200(1)
Sailing to Byzantium
201(1)
The Second Coming
202(1)
The Song of Wandering Aengus
203(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
Firelight
204(1)
Eros Turannos
205(1)
The Mill
206(1)
Richard Cory
207(1)
Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
The Black Riders, VI
208(1)
War Is Kind, XXI
209(1)
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
We Wear the Mask
209(1)
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Acquainted with the Night
210(1)
After Apple-Picking
210(2)
Design
212(1)
Home Burial
212(4)
The Need of Being Versed in Country Things
216(1)
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
217(1)
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
Anecdote of the Jar
218(1)
Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock
218(1)
The Snow Man
219(1)
Sunday Morning
220(4)
William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
The Last Words of My English Grandmother
224(1)
The Red Wheelbarrow
225(1)
Spring and All
226(1)
Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
In a Station of the Metro
227(1)
Portrait d'une Femme
227(1)
The River-Merchant's Wife:A Letter
228(1)
Elinor Wylie (1885-1928)
Let No Charitable Hope
229(1)
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961)
Pear Tree
230(1)
Sea Rose
231(1)
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967)
Dreamers
231(1)
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)
The Purse-Seine
232(2)
Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
The Fish
234(1)
Silence
235(1)
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
Journey of the Magi
236(1)
The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock
237(5)
John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974)
Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
242(1)
Piazza Piece
243(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
If I Should Learn, in Some Quite Casual Way
244(1)
Not in a Silver Casket
244(1)
Oh, Oh, You Will Be Sorry for that Word
245(1)
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why
246(1)
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
Dulce et Decorum Est
246(2)
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
One Perfect Rose
248(1)
Resume
248(1)
E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
nobody loses all the time
249(1)
pity this busy monster, manunkind
250(1)
r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r
251(1)
Jean Toomer (1894-1967)
Reapers
252(1)
Louise Bogan (1897-1970)
Women
252(1)
Hart Crane (1899-1933)
Chaplinesque
253(1)
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Dream Boogie
254(1)
Theme for English B
255(2)
Countee Cullen (1903-1946)
Incident
257(1)
Yet Do I Marvel
257(1)
Stanley Kunitz (B. 1905)
Halley's Comet
258(1)
A.D. Hope (1907-2259)
Imperial Adam
259(2)
W.H. Auden (1907-1973)
As I Walked Out One Evening
261(2)
Musee des Beaux Arts
263(1)
The Unknown Citizen
264(1)
Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)
Dolor
265(1)
My Papa's Waltz
266(1)
Root Cellar
266(1)
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)
The Fish
267(2)
One Art
269(1)
May Sarton (1912-1995)
A Guest
270(1)
Robert Hayden (1913-1980)
Those Winter Sundays
271(1)
Dudley Randall (1914-2000)
Ballad of Birmingham
272(1)
William Stafford (1914-1993)
Traveling Through the Dark
273(1)
Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
274(1)
Fern Hill
275(2)
Weldon Kees (1914-1955)
For My Daughter
277(1)
Randall Jarrell (1914-1965)
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
278(1)
Margaret Walker (1915-1998)
For Malcolm X
278(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2279)
the mother
279(1)
We Real Cool
280(1)
Robert Lowell (1917-1977)
For the Union Dead
281(2)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (B. 1919)
A Coney Island of the Mind, #15
283(2)
May Swenson (1919-1989)
How Everything Happens
285(1)
Howard Nemerov (1920-1991)
A Primer of the Daily Round
286(1)
Richard Wilbur (B. 1921)
Junk
287(2)
Playboy
289(1)
The Writer
290(1)
Year's End
291(1)
Philip Larkin (1922-1985)
Next, Please
292(1)
Aubade
293(1)
This Be the Verse
294(1)
James Dickey (1923-1997)
The Heaven of Animals
295(2)
Alan Dugan (B. 1923)
Love Song: I and Thou
297(1)
Anthony Hecht (B. 1923)
``More Light! More Light!''
298(2)
Denise Levrtov (1923-1999)
The Ache of Marriage
300(1)
Louis Simpson (B. 1923)
American Classic
301(1)
My Father in the Night Commanding No
302(1)
Vassar Miller (1924-1997)
Subterfuge
303(1)
Donald Justice (B. 1925)
Counting the Mad
304(1)
Carolyn Kizer (B. 1925)
The Ungrateful Garden
305(1)
Maxine Kumin (B. 1925)
Noted in the New York Times
306(1)
Robert Creeley (B. 1926)
I Know a Man
307(1)
Oh No
308(1)
Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)
A Supermarket in California
308(2)
James Merrill (1926-1995)
Casual Wear
310(1)
Charles on Fire
310(1)
W.D. Snodgrass (B. 1926)
Mementos, I
311(1)
Frank O'Hara (1926-1966)
The Day Lady Died
312(2)
John Ashbery (B. 1927)
Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape
314(1)
Paradoxes and Oxymorons
315(1)
W.S. Merwin (B. 1927)
For the Anniversary of My Death
316(1)
The Last One
317(2)
James Wright (1927-1980)
A Blessing
319(1)
Saint Judas
320(1)
Philip Levine (B. 1928)
Genius
320(1)
Anne Sexton (1928-1974)
Cinderella
321(3)
The Truth the Dead Know
324(1)
Thom Gunn (B. 1929)
From the Wave
325(1)
Terminal
326(1)
John Hollander (B. 1929)
Adam's Task
327(1)
X.J. Kennedy (B. 1929)
In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day
328(2)
Adrienne Rich (B. 1929)
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
330(1)
Diving into the Wreck
330(3)
Rape
333(1)
Ted Hughes (1930-1998)
Pike
334(2)
Gary Snyder (B. 1930)
A Walk
336(1)
Derek Walcott (B. 1930)
Central America
337(1)
Miller Williams (B. 1930)
The Book
338(1)
Linda Pastan (B. 1932)
Crocuses
339(1)
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)
Daddy
340(3)
Edge
343(1)
Metaphors
343(1)
Gerald Barrax (B. 1933)
Strangers Like Us: Pittsburgh, Raleigh, 1945-1985
344(1)
Anne Stevenson (B. 1933)
Sous-Entendu
345(1)
Mark Strand (B. 1934)
The Tunnel
346(1)
Mary Oliver (B. 1935)
The Black Walnut Tree
347(2)
Fred Chappell (B. 1936)
Narcissus and Echo
349(1)
Lucille Clifton (B. 1936)
to my last period
350(1)
Marge Piercy (B. 1936)
Barbie Doll
351(1)
Nancy Willard (B. 1936)
A Hardware Store as Proof of the Existence of God
352(1)
Betty Adcock (B. 1938)
Digression on the Nuclear Age
353(1)
Gary Gildner (B. 1938)
First Practice
354(1)
Robert Phillips (B. 1938)
Compartments
355(3)
Charles Simic (B. 1938)
Stone
358(1)
Dabney Stuart (B. 1938)
Discovering My Daughter
359(1)
Margaret Atwood (B. 1939)
Siren song
359(2)
Stephen Dunn (B. 1939)
The Sacred
361(1)
Seamus Heaney (B. 1939)
Bogland
362(1)
Digging
363(1)
Punishment
364(1)
Tom Disch (B. 1940)
Ballade of the New God
365(2)
Florence Cassen Mayers (B. 1940)
All-American Sestina
367(1)
Pattiann Rogres (B. 1940)
Foreplay
368(2)
Robert Hass (B. 1941)
Picking Blackberries with a Friend Who Has Been Reading Jacques Lacan
370(1)
Simon J. Ortiz (B. 1941)
The Serenity in Stones
371(1)
Gibbons Ruark (B. 1941)
The Visitor
371(1)
Benjamin Alire Saenz (B. 1942)
To the Desert
372(1)
Gladys Cardiff (B. 1942)
Combing
373(1)
Charles Martin (B. 1942)
E.S.L.
374(3)
Sharon Olds (B. 1942)
The One Girl at the Boys Party
377(1)
James Tate (B. 1943)
Teaching the Ape to Write Poems
378(1)
Ellen Bryant Voight (B. 1943)
Daughter
378(1)
Robert Morgan (B. 1944)
Mountain Bride
379(2)
Craig Raine (B. 1944)
A Martian Sends a Postcard Home
381(1)
Enid Shomer (B. 1944)
Women Bathing at Bergen-Belsen
382(1)
Alice Walker (B. 1944)
Even as I Hold You
383(1)
Wendy Cope (B. 1945)
Rondeau Redouble
384(1)
B.H. Fairchild (B. 1945)
Body and Soul
385(3)
Leon Stokesbury (B. 1945)
Evening's End 1943-1970
388(5)
Marilyn Nelson (B. 1946)
The Ballad of Aunt Geneva
393(2)
AI (B. 1947)
Child Beater
395(1)
Jim Hall (B. 1947)
Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too
396(1)
Yusef Komunyakaa (B. 1947)
Facing It
397(2)
R.S. Gwynn (B. 1948)
Approaching a Significant Birthday, He Peruses The Norton Anthology of Poetry
399(1)
Timothy Steele (B. 1948)
Sapphics Against Anger
400(1)
David Bottoms (B. 1949)
Sign for My Father, Who Stressed the Bunt
401(1)
James Fenton (B. 1949)
God, a Poem
402(2)
Sarah Cortez (B. 1950)
Tu Negrito
404(1)
Carolyn Forche (B. 1950)
The Colonel
405(1)
Dana Gioia (B. 1950)
Planting a Sequoia
406(1)
Rodney Jones (B. 1950)
Winter Retreat: Homage to Martin Luther King, Jr.
407(2)
Timohy Murphy (B. 1950)
The Track of a Storm
409(1)
Joy Harjo (B. 1951)
Song for the Deer and Myself to Return On
410(1)
Garrett Hongo (B. 1951)
Crossing Ka'u Desert
411(1)
Andrew Hudgins (B. 1951)
Air View of an Industrial Scene
412(1)
Rita Dove (B. 1952)
Adolescence---III
413(1)
Mark Jarman (B. 1952)
After Disappointment
414(1)
Naomi Shihab Nye (B. 1952)
The Traveling Onion
415(1)
Alberto Rios (B. 1952)
The Purpose of Altar Boys
416(1)
Gary Soto (B. 1952)
The Skeptics
417(1)
Julia Alvarez (B. 1953)
Bilingual Sestina
418(2)
David Mason (B. 1954)
Song of the Powers
420(1)
Mary Jo Salter (B. 1954)
Welcome to Hiroshima
421(2)
Cathy Song (B. 1955)
Stamp Collecting
423(1)
Janet Holmes (B. 1956)
Cinquains for Rocky
424(1)
Catherine Tufariello (B. 1963)
Useful Advice
425(2)
Appendix 1: Poems Grouped by Genre, Technique, or Subject 427(6)
Appendix 2: Traditional Stanza, Fixed, and Nonce Forms 433(4)
Acknowledgments 437(6)
Index of Critical Terms 443(2)
Index of Poets, Titles, and First Lines 445


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