Poetry : A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics)

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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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
Figurative Language
Allegory and Symbol
Tone of Voice
Repetition: Sounds and Schemes
Meter and Rhythm
Free Verse, Open Form and Closed Forms
Stanza Forms
Fixed Forms
A Brief Note: Literary History, Poetic Conventions, and Theory
Writing about Poetry
Western Wind
Bonny Barbara Allan
Sir Patrick Spens
Sir Thomas
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