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Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series)

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Pub. Date:
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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 authorrs"s body of work. Individuals who want a brief overview of the study of poetry.

Table of Contents

Preface xxv
Introduction 1(1)
An Anecdote: Where Poetry Starts
1(1)
Speaker, Listener, and Context
2(2)
The Star-Spangled Banner
4(4)
Lyric, Narrative, Dramatic
8(3)
The Language of Poetry
11(6)
Figurative Language
17(4)
Allegory and Symbol
21(3)
Tone of Voice
24(2)
Repetition: Sounds and Schemes
26(2)
Meter and Rhythm
28(5)
Free Verse, Open Form, and Closed Form
33(2)
Stanza Forms
35(2)
Fixed Forms
37(3)
Literary History and Poetic Conventions
40(3)
Writing About Poetry
43(12)
Poetry
55(400)
Anonymous
Western Wind
57(1)
Bonny Barbara Allan
57(1)
Sir Patrick Spens
58(2)
Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542)
They Flee from Me
60(1)
Whoso List to Hunt
61(1)
Edmund Spenser (1552--1599)
Amoretti: Sonnet 75
62(1)
Sir Philip Sidney (1554--1586)
Astrophel and Stella: Sonnet 1
63(1)
Robert Southwell (1561?--1595)
The Burning Babe
64(1)
Michael Drayton (1563--1631)
Idea: Sonnet 61
65(1)
William Shakespeare (1564--1616)
Sonnet 18
66(1)
Sonnet 20
67(1)
Sonnet 29
67(1)
Sonnet 73
68(1)
Sonnet 116
68(1)
Sonnet 129
69(1)
Sonnet 130
69(1)
When Daisies Pied (Spring and Winter)
70(1)
Thomas Campion (1567--1620)
There Is a Garden in Her Face
71(1)
John Donne (1572--1631)
The Canonization
72(2)
The Flea
74(1)
Holy Sonnet 10
75(1)
Holy Sonnet 14
75(1)
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
76(1)
Ben Jonson (1573--1637)
On My First Son
77(1)
Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount
78(1)
Mary Wroth (1587?--1651)
In This Strange Labyrinth How Shall I Turn
79(1)
Robert Herrick (1591--1674)
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
80(1)
George Herbert (1593--1633)
Easter Wings
81(1)
Love (III)
82(1)
The Pulley
82(1)
Redemption
83(1)
Edmund Waller (1606-1687)
Song
84(1)
John Milton (1608--1674)
How Soon Hath Time
85(1)
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
85(1)
When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
86(1)
Anne Bradstreet (1612--1672)
The Author to Her Book
87(1)
Richard Lovelace (1618--1658)
To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
88(1)
Andrew Marvell (1621--1678)
To His Coy Mistress
89(2)
John Dryden (1631--1700)
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
91(1)
Edward Taylor (1642--1729)
Huswifery
92(1)
Jonathan Swift (1667--1745)
A Description of a City Shower
93(2)
Alexander Pope (1688--1744)
from An Essay on Criticism
95(2)
Ode on Solitude
97(1)
Thomas Gray (1716--1771)
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
98(4)
William Blake (1757--1827)
The Chimney Sweeper
102(1)
The Little Black Boy
103(1)
A Poison Tree
104(1)
The Tyger
104(1)
Robert Burns (1759--1796)
A Red, Red Rose
105(1)
John Barleycorn
106(2)
William Wordsworth (1770--1850)
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
108(1)
It Is a Beauteous Evening
109(1)
Nuns Fret Not at Their Convent's Narrow Room
109(1)
Ode (Intimations of Immortality . . . )
110(6)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772--1834)
Frost at Midnight
116(2)
Kubla Khan
118(2)
Work Without Hope
120(1)
George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788--1824)
She Walks in Beauty
121(1)
Stanzas
122(1)
When We Two Parted
122(1)
Percy Byshe Shelley (1792--1822)
Ode to the West Wind
123(3)
Ozymandias
126(1)
William Cullen Bryant (1794--1878)
To the Fringed Gentian
126(1)
John Keats (1795--1821)
La Belle Dame sans Merci
127(2)
Ode on a Grecian Urn
129(2)
Ode to a Nightingale
131(2)
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
133(1)
When I Have Fears
134(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806--1861)
Sonnets from the Portuguese 18
135(1)
Sonnets from the Portuguese 43
135(1)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807--1882)
The Arsenal at Springfield
136(2)
The Cross of Snow
138(1)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809--1849)
The Haunted Palace
138(2)
Israfel
140(1)
The Raven
141(4)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809--1892)
The Eagle
145(1)
The Lady of Shalott
145(5)
Tears, Idle Tears
150(1)
Ulysses
151(2)
Robert Browning (1812--1889)
My Last Duchess
153(2)
Porphyria's Lover
155(2)
Walt Whitman (1819--1892)
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
157(6)
A Noiseless Patient Spider
163(1)
O Captain! My Captain!
163(1)
Song of Myself, 1
164(1)
Song of Myself, 5
165(1)
Song of Myself, 6
166(1)
Song of Myself, 11
167(1)
Song of Myself, 21
168(1)
Song of Myself, 32
169(1)
Song of Myself, 47
170(1)
Song of Myself, 52
171(1)
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
172(1)
Matthew Arnold (1822--1888)
Dover Beach
173(1)
Emily Dickinson (1830--1886)
Because I Could Not Stop for Death
174(1)
The Brain Is Wider than the Sky
175(1)
I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
176(1)
Much Madness Is Divinest Sense
177(1)
A Narrow Fellow in the Grass
177(1)
Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church
178(1)
The Soul Selects Her Own Society
178(1)
Tell All the Truth, But Tell It Slant
179(1)
There's a Certain Slant of Light
179(1)
Wild Nights---Wild Nights!
180(1)
Christina Rossetti (1830--1894)
Up-Hill
181(1)
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?
182(1)
The Convergence of the Twain
183(2)
Neutral Tones
185(1)
The Ruined Maid
186(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844--1889)
God's Grandeur
187(1)
Pied Beauty
187(1)
Spring and Fall: To a Young Child
188(1)
The Windhover
188(1)
Emma Lazarus (1849--1887)
The New Colossus
189(1)
A. E. Housman (1859--1936)
Eight O'Clock
190(1)
Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now
191(1)
Stars, I Have Seen Them Fall
191(1)
``Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff ...''
192(2)
William Butler Yeats (1865--1939)
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
194(1)
Leda and the Swan
195(1)
Sailing to Byzantium
195(1)
The Second Coming
196(1)
The Song of Wandering Aengus
197(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869--1935)
Firelight
198(1)
Eros Turannos
199(1)
The Mill
200(1)
Richard Cory
201(1)
Stephen Crane (1871--1900)
The Trees in the Garden Rained Flowers
202(1)
The Wayfarer
203(1)
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872--1906)
We Wear the Mask
203(1)
Robert Frost (1874--1963)
Acquainted with the Night
204(1)
After Apple-Picking
205(1)
Design
206(1)
Home Burial
207(3)
The Need of Being Versed in Country Things
210(1)
The Road Not Taken
211(1)
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
212(1)
Adelaide Crapsey (1878--1914)
Amaze
212(1)
Languor After Pain
213(1)
Trapped
213(1)
Wallace Stevens (1879--1955)
Anecdote of the Jar
213(1)
Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock
214(1)
The Emperor of Ice-Cream
215(1)
The Snow Man
215(1)
Sunday Morning
216(4)
William Carlos Williams (1883--1963)
The Last Words of My English Grandmother
220(1)
The Red Wheelbarrow
221(1)
Spring and All
222(1)
This Is Just to Say
223(1)
Ezra Pound (1885--1972)
In a Station of the Metro
223(1)
Portrait d'une Femme
224(1)
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
225(1)
Elinor Wylie (1885--1928)
Let No Charitable Hope
226(1)
Ophelia
226(1)
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886--1961)
Pear Tree
227(1)
Sea Rose
228(1)
Siegfried Sassoon (1886--1967)
Dreamers
228(1)
Robinson Jeffers (1887--1962)
The Purse-Seine
229(2)
Marianne Moore (1887--1972)
The Fish
231(1)
Silence
232(1)
T. S. Eliot (1888--1965)
Journey of the Magi
233(2)
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
235(4)
Preludes
239(2)
John Crowe Ransom (1888--1974)
The Equilibrists
241(2)
Piazza Piece
243(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892--1950)
If I Should Learn, in Some Quite Casual Way
243(1)
Oh, Oh, You Will Be Sorry for that Word
244(1)
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why
245(1)
Wilfred Owen (1893--1918)
Dulce et Decorum Est
245(2)
E. E. Cummings (1894--1962)
in just
247(1)
nobody loses all the time
248(1)
pity this busy monster, manunkind
249(1)
r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r
250(1)
Jean Toomer (1894--1967)
Georgia Dusk
251(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(1)
The Weary Blues
256(1)
Stevie Smith (1902--1971)
Our Bog Is Dood
257(1)
Countee Cullen (1903--1946)
Incident
258(1)
Yet Do I Marvel
259(1)
A. D. Hope (1907--2000)
Imperial Adam
260(2)
W. H. Auden (1907--1973)
As I Walked Out One Evening
262(2)
Musee des Beaux Arts
264(1)
The Unknown Citizen
265(1)
Theodore Roethke (1908--1963)
Dolor
266(1)
My Papa's Waltz
266(1)
Root Cellar
267(1)
Elizabeth Bishop (1911--1979)
The Fish
268(2)
Sestina
270(1)
One Art
271(1)
Robert Hayden (1913--1980)
Those Winter Sundays
272(1)
Dudley Randall (1914--2000)
Ballad of Birmingham
273(1)
William Stafford (1914--1993)
Traveling Through the Dark
274(1)
Dylan Thomas (1914--1953)
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
275(1)
Fern Hill
276(2)
Weldon Kees (1914--1955)
For My Daughter
278(1)
Randall Jarrell (1914--1965)
90 North
279(1)
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
280(1)
Margaret Walker (1915--1998)
For Malcolm X
281(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917--2000)
the ballad of chocolate Mabbie
282(1)
the mother
283(1)
We Real Cool
284(1)
Robert Lowell (1917--1977)
For the Union Dead
285(2)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919)
A Coney Island of the Mind, #15
287(2)
May Swenson (1919--1989)
How Everything Happens
289(1)
Howard Nemerov (1920--1991)
A Primer of the Daily Round
290(1)
Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)
Junk
291(2)
Playboy
293(1)
The Writer
294(1)
Year's End
295(1)
Philip Larkin (1922--1985)
Next, Please
296(1)
Aubade
297(1)
This Be The Verse
298(1)
James Dickey (1923--1997)
The Heaven of Animals
299(1)
Alan Dugan (1923--2003)
Love Song: I and Thou
300(2)
Anthony Hecht (1923--2004)
The Book of Yolek
302(1)
Third Avenue in Sunlight
303(1)
Daniel Hoffman (b. 1923)
As I Was Going to Saint-Ives
304(2)
Denise Levertov (1923--1997)
The Ache of Marriage
306(1)
Louis Simpson (b. 1923)
American Classic
307(1)
My Father in the Night Commanding No
308(2)
Vassar Miller (1924--1997)
Subterfuge
310(1)
Donald Justice (1925--2004)
Counting the Mad
311(1)
Carolyn Kizer (b. 1925)
The Ungrateful Garden
312(1)
Pro Femina: Part Three
313(2)
Maxine Kumin (b. 1925)
Noted in the New York Times
315(1)
Allen Ginsberg (1926--1997)
A Supermarket in California
316(1)
James Merrill (1926--1995)
Casual Wear
317(1)
Charles on Fire
318(1)
Frank O'Hara (1926--1966)
The Day Lady Died
319(1)
W. D. Snodgrass (b. 1926)
Mementos, I
320(1)
John Ashbery (b. 1927)
Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape
321(2)
Paradoxes and Oxymorons
323(1)
W. S. Merwin (b. 1927)
For the Anniversary of My Death
324(1)
The Last One
324(2)
James Wright (1927--1980)
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
326(1)
Saint Judas
327(1)
Philip Levine (b. 1928)
Animals Are Passing from Our Lives
328(1)
You Can Have It
329(1)
Anne Sexton (1928--1974)
Cinderella
330(3)
The Truth the Dead Know
333(1)
Thom Gunn (1929--2004)
From the Wave
334(1)
Terminal
335(1)
X. J. Kennedy (b. 1929)
In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day
336(1)
September Twelfth, 2001
337(1)
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
338(1)
Diving into the Wreck
338(3)
Rape
341(1)
Ted Hughes (1930--1998)
Pike
342(2)
Gary Synder (b. 1930)
A Walk
344(1)
Derek Walcott (b. 1930)
Central America
345(1)
Miller Williams (b. 1930)
The Book
346(1)
Linda Pastan (b. 1932)
1932
347(1)
Reading the Obituary Page
348(1)
Sylvia Plath (1932--1963)
Daddy
349(3)
Edge
352(1)
Metaphors
352(1)
Gerald Barrax (b. 1933)
Strangers Like Us: Pittsburgh, Raleigh, 1945--1985
353(1)
Mark Strand (b. 1934)
The Tunnel
354(1)
Lewis Turco (b. 1934)
The Premonition
355(1)
Russell Edson (b. 1935)
Ape
356(2)
Mary Oliver (b. 1935)
The Black Walnut Tree
358(1)
Fred Chappell (b. 1936)
Narcissus and Echo
359(1)
Lucille Clifton (b. 1936)
homage to my hips
360(1)
wishes for sons
360(1)
Marge Piercy (b. 1936)
What's That Smell in the Kitchen?
361(1)
Betty Adcock (b. 1938)
Voyages
362(2)
Gary Gildner (b. 1938)
First Practice
364(1)
Robert Phillips (b. 1938)
Compartments
365(3)
Dabney Stuart (b. 1938)
Discovering My Daughter
368(1)
Margaret Atwood (b. 1939)
Siren Song
369(1)
Stephen Dunn (b. 1939)
The Sacred
370(1)
Seamus Heaney (b. 1939)
Digging
371(1)
Punishment
372(2)
Ted Kooser (b. 1939)
Abandoned Farmhouse
374(1)
Al Young (b. 1939)
Sundays in Democracies
375(2)
Tom Disch (b. 1940)
Ballade of the New God
377(1)
Florence Cassen Mayers (b. 1940)
All-American Sestina
378(1)
Pattiann Rogers (b. 1940)
Foreplay
379(2)
Billy Collins (b. 1941)
Litany
381(1)
Paradelle for Susan
382(1)
Robert Hass (b. 1941)
Picking Blackberries with a Friend Who Has Been Reading Jacques Lacan
383(1)
Simon J. Ortiz (b. 1941)
The Serenity in Stones
384(1)
James Reiss (b. 1941)
Arigato Means Thank You
385(1)
Gibbons Ruark (b. 1941)
The Visitor
386(1)
Gladys Cardiff (b. 1942)
Combing
387(1)
B. H. Fairchild (b. 1942)
Body and Soul
388(4)
Charles Martin (b. 1942)
E.S.L.
392(2)
Sharon Olds (b. 1942)
The One Girl at the Boys Party
394(1)
Henry Taylor (b. 1942)
from Brief Candles
395(1)
Diane Lockward (b. 1943)
My Husband Discovers Poetry
396(1)
Ellen Bryant Voigt (b. 1943)
Daughter
397(1)
Robert Morgan (b. 1944)
Mountain Bride
398(1)
Craig Raine (b. 1944)
A Martian Sends a Postcard Home
399(2)
Enid Shomer (b. 1944)
Women Bathing at Bergen-Belsen
401(1)
Wendy Cope (b. 1945)
Rondeau Redouble
402(1)
Dick Davis (b. 1945)
A Monorhyme for the Shower
403(1)
Kay Ryan (b. 1945)
Bestiary
404(1)
Leon Stokesbury (b. 1945)
The Day Kennedy Died
405(2)
Marilyn Nelson (b. 1946)
The Ballad of Aunt Geneva
407(1)
Ai (b. 1947)
Child Beater
408(1)
Jim Hall (b. 1947)
Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too
409(2)
Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947)
Facing It
411(1)
R. S. Gwynn (b. 1948)
Approaching a Significant Birthday, He Peruses an Anthology of Poetry
412(1)
Timothy Steele (b. 1948)
Sapphics Against Anger
413(1)
James Fenton (b. 1949)
God, a Poem
414(2)
Sarah Cortez (b. 1950)
Tu Negrito
416(1)
Carolyn Forche (b. 1950)
The Colonel
417(1)
Dana Gioia (b. 1950)
Planting a Sequoia
418(1)
Rodney Jones (b. 1950)
Winter Retreat: Homage to Martin Luther King, Jr.
419(2)
Timothy Murphy (b. 1951)
Case Notes
421(1)
Joy Harjo (b. 1951)
She Had Some Horses
422(2)
Andrew Hudgins (b. 1951)
Air View of an Industrial Scene
424(1)
Robert Wrigley (b. 1951)
Thatcher Bitchboy
425(1)
Judith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952)
The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica
426(2)
Rita Dove (b. 1952)
Adolescence---III
428(1)
Mark Jarman (b. 1952)
After Disappointment
429(1)
Julie Kane (b. 1952)
Alan Doll Rap
430(2)
Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952)
The Traveling Onion
432(1)
Alberto Rios (b. 1952)
The Purpose of Altar Boys
433(1)
Julia Alvarez (b. 1953)
Bilingual Sestina
434(2)
Harryette Mullen (b. 1953)
Dim Lady
436(1)
Michael Donaghy (1954--2004)
The River in Spate
437(1)
Kim Addonizio (b. 1954)
Sonnenizio on a Line from Drayton
438(1)
David Mason (b. 1954)
Song of the Powers
439(1)
Mary Jo Salter (b. 1954)
Welcome to Hiroshima
440(1)
Cathy Song (b. 1955)
Stamp Collecting
441(2)
Ginger Andrews (b. 1956)
Primping in the Rearview Mirror
443(1)
Annie Finch (b. 1956)
Coy Mistress
444(1)
April Lindner (b. 1962)
First Kiss
445(1)
Catherine Tufariello (b. 1963)
Useful Advice
446(1)
Sherman Alexie (b. 1966)
The Exaggeration of Despair
447(1)
Natasha Trethewey (b. 1966)
Domestic Work, 1937
448(1)
Suji Kwock Kim (b. 1968)
Occupation
449(2)
A. E. Stallings (b. 1968)
Triolet on a Line Apocryphally Attributed to Martin Luther
451(1)
Joshua Mehigan (b. 1969)
Riddle
452(1)
Beth Ann Fennelly (b. 1971)
Asked for a Happy Memory of Her Father, She Recalls Wrigley Field
453(2)
Appendix: Traditional Stanza, Fixed, and Nonce Forms 455(6)
Acknowledgments 461(10)
Index of Critical Terms 471(2)
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems 473


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