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How Poems Get Made

Author: James Longenbach
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393355217
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A comprehensive guide to writing or reading poetry, by “one of our most lucid and important critics” (American Academy of Arts and Letters). Why does a great lyric poem ask to be reread, even after we know it by heart? In How Poems Get Made, acclaimed poet and critic James Longenbach answers this question by discussing a wide range of exemplary poems, from Shakespeare through Blake, Dickinson, and Moore, to a variety of poets making poems today. In each chapter of How Poems Get Made, Longenbach examines a specific aspect of the poetic medium—including Diction, Syntax, Rhythm, Echo, Figure, and Tone—and shows how a poet may manipulate these most basic elements to bring a poem to life.

How Poems Think

Author: Reginald Gibbons
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022627814X
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To write or read a poem is often to think in distinctively poetic ways—guided by metaphors, sound, rhythms, associative movement, and more. Poetry’s stance toward language creates a particular intelligence of thought and feeling, a compressed articulation that expands inner experience, imagining with words what cannot always be imagined without them. Through translation, poetry has diversified poetic traditions, and some of poetry’s ways of thinking begin in the ancient world and remain potent even now. In How Poems Think, Reginald Gibbons presents a rich gallery of poetic inventiveness and continuity drawn from a wide range of poets—Sappho, Pindar, Shakespeare, Keats, William Carlos Williams, Marina Tsvetaeva, Gwendolyn Brooks, and many others. Gibbons explores poetic temperament, rhyme, metonymy, etymology, and other elements of poetry as modes of thinking and feeling. In celebration and homage, Gibbons attunes us to the possibilities of poetic thinking.

Milk And Honey Milch Und Honig

Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Lago
ISBN: 3957620880
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Überleben ist das große Thema von milk and honey - milch und honig. Die lyrischen und prosaischen Texte im Mega-Bestseller aus den USA drehen sich um die Erfahrungen, die Frauen mit Gewalt, Verlust, Missbrauch, Liebe und Feminismus gemacht haben. Jedes der vier Kapitel dient einem anderen Zweck, beschäftigt sich mit einem anderen Schmerz, heilt eine andere Wunde. milk and honey - milch und honig führt seine Leser durch die bittersten Momente im Leben einer Frau und gibt Trost. Denn Trost lässt sich überall finden, wenn man es nur zulässt.

How Poetry Works

Author: Phil Roberts
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141928107
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In this refreshing and inspiring book, Phil Roberts asserts that poetry, like music, is based on sound and so close attention should be paid to its rhythms and metrical patterns. He illustrates his points with lively examples ranging from nursery rhymes and limericks to recent experimental forms as well as familiar pieces from over the centuries. The book concludes with a Millennium Anthology, a salute to the poetry of the past thousand years, including pieces from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

Science In Modern Poetry

Author: John Holmes
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1846318092
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Over the last thirty years, more and more critics and scholars have come to recognize the significant influence of science on literature. This collection of essays focuses specifically on what poets in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have made of modern scientific developments. In these twelve essays, leading experts on modern poetry, literature, and science explore how poets have used scientific language in their poems, how poetry can offer new perspectives on science, and how the two cultures can and have come together in the work of poets from Britain, Ireland, America, and Australia.

The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook

Author: Paul Mills
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415317856
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This step-by-step, practical guide to the process of creative writing provides readers with a comprehensive course in its art and skill. With genre-based chapters, such as life writing, novels and short stories, poetry, fiction for children and screenwriting, it is an indispensable guide to writing successfully. The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook: *shows new writers how to get started and suggests useful writing habits *encourages experimentation and creativity *stimulates critical awareness through discussion of literary theory and a wide range of illustrative texts *approaches writing as a skill, as well as an art form *is packed with individual and group exercises *offers invaluable tips on the revision and editing processes. Featuring practical suggestions for developing and improving your writing, The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook is an ideal course text for students and an invaluable guide to self-study.

Poetry Poets Readers

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199251131
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'Robinson's critical senses are fine-tuned... this results in some bracing analyses of poems, and the ways of happening they embody... His criticism insists on the really important questions to which only the best poety is equal. This is to reclaim for poetry the seriousness and centrality it demands.' -Peter MacDonald, Times Literary SupplementWritten by an award-winning poet, Peter Robinson's book offers a model for relationships between poetry, poets, and readers, and considers the work of Shakespeare, Keats, Yeats, Auden, Bishop, and Muldoon, along with explorations of such matters as questions in poems, facts in fictions, and literary value.

Epic Into Novel

Author: Henry Power
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191035823
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Epic into Novel looks at Henry Fielding's adaptation of classical epic in the context of what he called the 'Trade of . . . authoring'. Fielding was always keen to stress that his novels were modelled on classical literature. Equally, he was fascinated by—and wrote at length about—the fact that they were objects to be consumed. He recognised that he wrote in an age when an author had to consider himself 'as one who keeps a public Ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their Money.' In describing his work, he alludes both to Homeric epic and to contemporary cookery books. This tension in Fielding's work has gone unexplored, a tension between his commitment to a classical tradition and his immersion in a print culture in which books were consumable commodities. This interest in the place of the ancients in a world of consumerism was inherited from the previous generation of satirists. The 'Scriblerians'—among them Jonathan Swift, John Gay, and Alexander Pope—repeatedly suggest in their work that classical values are at odds with modern tastes and appetites. Fielding, who had idolised these writers as a young man, developed many of their satiric routines in his own writing. But Fielding broke from Swift, Gay, and Pope in creating a version of epic designed to appeal to modern consumers. Henry Power provides new readings of works by Swift, Gay, and Pope, and of Fielding's major novels. He examines Fielding's engagement with various Scriblerian themes—primarily the consumption of literature, but also the professionalisation of scholarship, and the status of the author—and shows ultimately that Fielding broke with the Scriblerians in acknowledging and celebrating the influence of the marketplace on his work.