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Beautiful Pointless

Author : David Orr
ISBN : 9780062079411
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr’s a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointless is a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered art form, essential reading for anyone who loves poetry, and also for those of us who mostly just admire it from afar." —Tom Perrotta Award-winning New York Times Book Review poetry columnist David Orr delivers an engaging, amusing, and stimulating tour through the world of poetry. With echoes of Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer, Orr’s Beautiful & Pointless offers a smart and funny approach to appreciating an art form that many find difficult to embrace.

Poetry Remastered A Practical Guide For Senior Students

Author : Blair Mahoney
ISBN : 9781107677784
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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From the author of Poetry Reloaded, comes a text for senior students that will enhance their appreciation and understanding of poetry while preparing them to master English exams and other assessment tasks. Through close readings of a wide variety of poems, Poetry Remastered offers new ways for students to: investigate poetry through the key areas of imagery, sound devices, form and structure, mood and theme, and historical and authorial context; uncover the different meanings embedded in poems by exploring them through a variety of critical reading frameworks; develop sophisticated ways of comparing and contrasting poetic styles by looking closely at the structure and features specific to this literary form; understand what teachers and examiners are looking for in a written response by providing annotated sample essays as models for their own writing; develop and justify their own interpretations and evaluations of poetry by refining key essay writing skills.

Poetry

Author : Amorak Huey
ISBN : 9781350020177
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Poetry: A Writers' Guide and Anthology is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing poetry. The authors map out more than 25 key elements of poetry including image, lyric, point of view, metaphor, and movement and use these elements as starting points for discussion questions and writing prompts. The book guides the reader through a range of poetic modes including: - Elegy - Found poems - Nocturne - Ode - Protest poems - Ars Poetica - Lyric - Narrative Poetry also offers inspiring examples of contemporary poetry covering all the modes and elements discussed by the book, including poems by: Billy Collins, Sherman Alexie, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Natalie Diaz, Traci Brimhall, Terrance Hayes, Richard Blanco, Danez Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Mark Halliday, Eileen Myles, Mary Jo Bang, Tracy K. Smith, Ocean Vuong, and many others.

The Road Not Taken

Author : David Orr
ISBN : 9780698140899
Genre : Poetry
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A cultural “biography” of Robert Frost’s beloved poem, arguably the most popular piece of literature written by an American “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood . . .” One hundred years after its first publication in August 1915, Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” is so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget that it is, in fact, a poem. Yet poetry it is, and Frost’s immortal lines remain unbelievably popular. And yet in spite of this devotion, almost everyone gets the poem hopelessly wrong. David Orr’s The Road Not Taken dives directly into the controversy, illuminating the poem’s enduring greatness while revealing its mystifying contradictions. Widely admired as the poetry columnist for The New York Times Book Review, Orr is the perfect guide for lay readers and experts alike. Orr offers a lively look at the poem’s cultural influence, its artistic complexity, and its historical journey from the margins of the First World War all the way to its canonical place today as a true masterpiece of American literature. “The Road Not Taken” seems straightforward: a nameless traveler is faced with a choice: two paths forward, with only one to walk. And everyone remembers the traveler taking “the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.” But for a century readers and critics have fought bitterly over what the poem really says. Is it a paean to triumphant self-assertion, where an individual boldly chooses to live outside conformity? Or a biting commentary on human self-deception, where a person chooses between identical roads and yet later romanticizes the decision as life altering? What Orr artfully reveals is that the poem speaks to both of these impulses, and all the possibilities that lie between them. The poem gives us a portrait of choice without making a decision itself. And in this, “The Road Not Taken” is distinctively American, for the United States is the country of choice in all its ambiguous splendor. Published for the poem’s centennial—along with a new Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Frost’s poems, edited and introduced by Orr himself—The Road Not Taken is a treasure for all readers, a triumph of artistic exploration and cultural investigation that sings with its own unforgettably poetic voice.

Guide To Modern World Literature

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Author : مورتيمر آدلر
ISBN : 2844092101
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Author : جبران خليل جبران
ISBN : 9796500263656
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النبي أشهر كتب جبران وهو يعتبر بحق رائعة جبران العالمية، مضمونه اجتماعي، مثالي وتأملي فلسفي، وهو يحوي خلاصة الآراء الجبرانية في الحب والزواج والأولاد والبيوت والثياب والبيع والشراء والحرية والقانون والرحمة والعقاب والدين والأخلاق والحياة والموت واللذة والجمال والكرم والشرائع وغيرها، وقد وردت على لسان نبي سمي ``المصطفى`` ورسالة النبي رسالة المتصوف المؤمن بوحدة الوجود، وبأن الروح تتعطش للعودة إلى مصدرها، وبأن الحب جوهر الحياة. وفي كتاب النبي يعبر جبران عن آرائه في الحياة عن طريق معالجته للعلاقات الإنسانية التي تربط الإنسان بالإنسان.

Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN : 9953876029
Genre : Travel writers
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Poetry A Modern Guide To Its Understanding And Enjoyment

Author : Elizabeth Drew
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A Reader S Guide To Fifty Modern European Poets

Author : John Pilling
ISBN : UOM:39015004036235
Genre : Literary Criticism
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