Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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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

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 and Open Form
Stanza Forms
Fixed Forms
A Brief Note: Literary History, Poetic Conventions, and Theory
Writing about Poetry
Western Wind
Bonny Barbara Allan
Sir Patrick Spens
They Flee from Me
Whoso List to Hunt
Amoretti: Sonnet 75
Astrophel and Stella: Sonnet 1
The Burning Babe
Idea: Sonnet 61
Sonnet 18
Sonnet 20
Sonnet 29
Sonnet 73
Sonnet 116
Sonnet 129
Sonnet 130
When Daisies Pied (Spring and Winter)
There Is a Garden in Her Face
The Canonization
The Flea
Holy Sonnet 10
Holy Sonnet 14
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
On My First Son
Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount
In This Strange Labyrinth How Shall I Turn
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Easter Wings
Love (III)
The Pulley
How Soon Hath Time
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
The Author to Her Book
To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
To His Coy Mistress
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
A Description of a City Shower
from An Essay on Criticism
Ode on Solitude
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
The Chimney Sweeper
The Little Black Boy
A Poison Tree
The Tyger
A Red, Red Rose
John Barleycorn
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
It Is a Beauteous Evening
Nuns Fret Not at Their Convent's Narrow Room
Ode: Intimations of Immortality
Frost at Midnight
Kubla Khan
Work Without Hope
She Walks in Beauty
When We Two Parted
Ode to the West Wind
To the Fringed Gentian
La Belle Dame sans Merci
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Ode to a Nightingale
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
When I Have Fears
Sonnets from the Portuguese, 18
Sonnets from the Portuguese, 43
The Arsenal at Springfield
The Cross of Snow
The Haunted Palace
The Raven
The Eagle
The Lady of Shalott
Tears, Idle Tears
My Last Duchess
Porphyria's Lover
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
A Noiseless Patient Spider
O Captain, My Captain
Song of Myself, 1
Song of Myself, 5
Song of Myself, 6
Song of Myself, 11
Song of Myself, 21
Song of Myself, 32
Song of Myself, 47
Song of Myself, 52
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
Dover Beach
Because I Could Not Stop for Death
The Brain Is Wider than the Sky
I Felt a Funeral in My Brain
Much Madness is Divinest Sense
A Narrow Fellow in the Grass
Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church
The Soul Selects Her Own Society
Tell All the Truth But Tell It Slant
There's a Certain Slant of Light
Wild Nights--Wild Nights
Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?
The Convergence of the Twain
Neutral Tones
The Ruined Maid
God's Grandeur
Pied Beauty
Spring and Fall: To a Young Child
The Windhover
The New Colossus
Eight O'Clock
Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now
Stars, I Have Seen Them Fall
"Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff . . ."
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Leda and the Swan
Sailing to Byzantium
The Second Coming
The Song of Wandering Aengus
Eros Turannos
The Mill
Richard Cory
The Trees in the Garden Rained Flowers
The Wayfarer
We Wear the Mask
Acquainted with the Night
After Apple'Picking
Home Burial
The Need of Being Versed in Country Things
The Road Not Taken
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Languor after Pain
Anecdote of the Jar
Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock
The Emperor of Ice-Cream
The Snow Man
Sunday Morning
The Last Words of My English Grandmother
The Red Wheelbarrow
Spring and All
This Is Just to Say
In a Station of the Metro
Portrait d'une Femme
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
Let No Charitable Hope
Pear Tree
Sea Rose
The Purse-Seine
The Fish
Journey of the Magi
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
The Equilibrists
Piazza Piece
If I Should Learn, in Some Quite Casual Way
Oh, Oh, You Will Be Sorry for that Word
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why
Dulce et Decorum Est
in Just-
nobody loses all the time
pity this busy monster,manunkind
Georgia Dusk
Dream Boogie
Theme for English B
The Weary Blues
Our Bog Is Dood
Yet Do I Marvel
Imperial Adam
As I Walked Out One Evening
Musée des Beaux Arts
The Unknown Citizen
My Papa's Waltz
Root Cellar
The Fish
One Art
Those Winter Sundays
Ballad of Birmingham
Traveling through the Dark
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Fern Hill
For My Daughter
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
For Malcolm X
The Ballad of Chocolate Mabbie
the mother
We Real Cool
For the Union Dead
A Coney Island of the Mind, #15
How Everything Happens
A Primer of the Daily Round
The Writer
Year's End
Next, Please
This Be the Verse
The Heaven of Animals
Love Song: I and Thou
The Book of Yolek
Third Avenue in Sunlight
As I Was Going to Saint-Ives
The Ache of Marriage
American Classic
My Father in the Night Commanding No
Counting the Mad
The Ungrateful Garden
From"Pro Femina"
Noted in the New York Times
A Supermarket in California
Casual Wear
Charles on Fire
Mementos, I
The Day Lady Died
Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape
Paradoxes and Oxymorons
For the Anniversary of My Death
The Last One
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
Saint Judas
Animals Are Passing from Our Lives
You Can Have It
The Truth the Dead Know
From the Wave
In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day
September Twelfth, 2001
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
Diving into the Wreck
A Walk
Central America
The Book
Reading the Obituary Page
Strangers like Us: Pittsburgh, Raleigh, 1945-1985
The Tunnel
The Premonition
The Black Walnut Tree
Narcissus and Echo
homage to my hips
wishes for sons
What's That Smell in the Kitchen!
First Practice
Discovering My Daughter
Siren Song
The Sacred
Abandoned Farmhouse
Sundays in Democracies
Ballade of the New God
All'American Sestina
Paradelle for Susan
Picking Blackberries with a Friend Who Has Been Reading Jacques Lacan
The Serenity in Stones
Means Thank You
The Visitor
The One Girl at the Boys Party
From Brief Candles
My Husband Discovers Poetry
Rondeau Redoublé
A Monorhyme for the Shower
Mountain Bride
A Martian Sends a Postcard Home
Women Bathing at Bergen'Belsen
Body and Soul
The Day Kennedy Died
The Ballad of Aunt Geneva
Child Beater
Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too
Facing It
Sapphics Against Anger
God, a Poem
Tu Negrito
The Colonel
Planting a Sequoia
Winter Retreat: Homage to Martin Luther King, Jr
Case Notes
She Had Some Horses
Air View of an Industrial Scene
Thatcher Bitchboy
The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica
Adolescence III
After Disappointment
Alan Doll Rap
The Traveling Onion
The Purpose of Altar Boys
Bilingual Sestina
Dim Lady
The River in Spate
Sonnenizio on a Line by Millay
Song of the Powers
Welcome to Hiroshima
Stamp Collecting
Primping in the Rearview Mirror
Coy Mistress
First Kiss
Useful Advice
The Exaggeration of Despair
Domestic Work, 1937
Triolet on a Line Apocryphally Attributed to Martin Luther
Asked for a Happy Memory of her Father, She Recalls Wrigley Field
Appendix: Traditional Stanza, Fixed, and Nonce Forms
Index of Critical Terms
Index of Poets, Titles, and First Lines
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