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Classic Writings On Poetry

Author : William Harmon
ISBN : 9780231503228
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The poet is the sayer, the namer, and represents beauty. He is a sovereign, and stands on the centre.—Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "The Poet" "[The poet] is a seer.... he is individual... he is complete in himself.... the others are as good as he, only he sees it and they do not. He is not one of the chorus. "—Walt Whitman, from the preface to Leaves of Grass Poetry has always given rise to interpretation, judgment, and controversy. Indeed, the history of poetry criticism is as rich and varied a journey as the history of poetry itself. But classic writings such as Emerson's essay "The Poet" and Whitman's preface to Leaves of Grass serve as more than a critical "call and response": the works are striking examples of how the finest poets themselves have written on poetics and the works of their peers and predecessors—revealing, in the process, much about the theory and passion behind their own works. Spanning thousands of years and including thirty-three of the most influential critical essays ever written, Classic Writings on Poetry is the first major anthology of criticism devoted exclusively to poetry. Beginning with a survey of the history of poetics and providing an introduction and brief biography for each reading, esteemed poet and critic William Harmon takes readers from Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Poetics to the Norse mythology of Snorri Sturluson's Skáldskaparmál. John Dryden's An Essay of Dramatic Poesy and Shelley's A Defence of Poetry are included, as is an excerpt from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's verse novel Aurora Leigh, arriving, finally, at the modernist sensibility of "Poetic Reality and Critical Unreality," by Laura (Riding) Jackson. For anyone interested in the art and artifice of poetry, Classic Writings on Poetry is a journey well worth taking.

The Classic Hundred Poems

Author : William Harmon
ISBN : 0231112599
Genre : Poetry
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Gathers the most frequently anthologized English and American poems, including those by Keats, Shakespeare, Frost, Wordsworth, Dickinson, Shelley, Yeats, Tennyson, Emerson, and Browning

Selected Essays Poems And Other Writings

Author : A. S. Byatt
ISBN : 9780141958729
Genre : Literary Collections
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The works collected in this volume provide an illuminating introduction to George Eliot's incisive views on religion, art and science, and the nature and purpose of fiction. Essays such as 'Evangelical Teaching' show her rejecting her earlier religious beliefs, while 'Woman in France' questions conventional ideas about female virtues and marriage, and 'Notes on Form in Art' sets out theories of idealism and realism that she developed further in Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda. It also includes selections from Eliot's translations of works by Strauss and Feuerbach that challenged many ideas about Christianity; excerpts from her poems; and reviews of writers such as Wollstonecraft, Goethe and Browning. Wonderfully rich in imagery and observations, these pieces reveal the intellectual development of this most challenging and rewarding of writers.

Hip Hop Poetry And The Classics

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ISBN : 0972188223
Genre : Education
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Provides information and activities to help teachers connect the classroom poetry and language arts curriculum to hip-hop.

The Waste Land And Other Writings

Author : T.S. Eliot
ISBN : 9780307425041
Genre : Poetry
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First published in 1922, "The Waste Land" is T.S. Eliot's masterpiece, and is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot's poem exerted a revolutionary influence on his contemporaries, summoning forth a rich new poetic language, breaking decisively with Romantic and Victorian poetic traditions. Kenneth Rexroth was not alone in calling Eliot "the representative poet of the time, for the same reason that Shakespeare and Pope were of theirs. He articulated the mind of an epoch in words that seemed its most natural expression." As influential as his verse, T.S. Eliot's criticism also exerted a transformative effect on twentieth-century letter, and this new edition of The Waste Land and Other Writings includes a selection of Eliot's most important essays. In her new Introduction, Mary Karr dispels some of the myths of the great poem's inaccessibility and sheds fresh light on the ways in which "The Waste Land" illuminates contemporary experience. From the Hardcover edition.

Poems And Other Writings

Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
ISBN : 9781883011857
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Selected poems, novels, and essays are included in a collection of the nineteenth-century American poet's works.

The Complete Poetry Of Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated Edition

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9788027219216
Genre : Poetry
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Po's complete poetical works. Table of contents: The Raven Poems of Later Life The Bells Ulalume To Helen Annabel Lee A Valentine An Enigma To My Mother For Annie To F— To Frances S. Osgood Eldorado Eulalie A Dream Within a Dream To Marie Louise (Shew) To Marie Louise The City in the Sea The Sleeper Bridal Ballad Poems of Manhood Lenore To One in Paradise The Coliseum The Haunted Palace The Conqueror Worm Silence Dreamland To Zante Hymn Scenes from Politian Poems of Youth To Science Al Aaraaf Tamerlane To Helen The Valley of Unrest Israfel To — ("I heed not that my earthly lot") To — ("The Bowers whereat, in dreams, I see") To the River Song Spirits of the Dead A Dream Romance Fairyland The Lake Evening Star Imitation The Happiest Day Hymn Dreams In Youth I have known one A Pæan Doubtful Poems Alone To Isadore The Village Street The Forest Reverie Other Poems An Acrostic Beloved Physician The Doomed City Deep in Earth The Divine Right of Kings Elizabeth Enigma Epigram for Wall Street Evangeline Fanny Impromptu – To Kate Carol Lines on Ale O, Tempora! O, Mores! Poetry Serenade Spiritual Song Stanzas Stanzas – to F. S. Osgood Tamerlane (early version) To — To Isaac Lea To Margaret To Miss Louise Olivia Hunter To Octavia The Valley Nis Visit of the Dead Prose Poems The Island of the Fay The Power of Words The Colloquy of Monos and Una The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion Shadow—a Parable Silence—a Fable Essays The Philosophy of Composition The Rationale of Verse The Poetic Principle Old English Poetry Biography The Dreamer by Mary Newton Stanard Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole.

The Triggering Town Lectures And Essays On Poetry And Writing

Author : Richard Hugo
ISBN : 9780393077445
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Richard Hugo's free-swinging, go-for-it remarks on poetry and the teaching of poetry are exactly what are needed in classrooms and in the world."—James Dickey Richard Hugo was that rare phenomenon of American letters—a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. The Triggering Town is Hugo's now-classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all "directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems." Anyone, from the beginning poet to the mature writer to the lover of literature, will benefit greatly from Hugo's sayd, playful, profound insights and advice concerning the mysteries of literary creation.

Complete Writings

Author : Phillis Wheatley
ISBN : 014042430X
Genre : Literary Collections
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A definitive collection of writings by the eighteenth-century American slave and author includes her letters, poetry, translations, short fiction, and essays, along with poetry by some of Wheatley's contemporary African-American poets--Lucy Terry, Jupiter Harmon, and Francis Williams. Original.

Islamic Mystical Poetry

Author : Mahmood Jamal
ISBN : 9780141932248
Genre : Religion
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Written from the ninth to the twentieth century, these poems represent the peak of Islamic Mystical writing, from Rabia Basri to Mian Mohammad Baksh. Reflecting both private devotional love and the attempt to attain union with God and become absorbed into the Divine, many poems in this edition are imbued with the symbols and metaphors that develop many of the central ideas of Sufism: the Lover, the Beloved, the Wine, and the Tavern; while others are more personal and echo the poet's battle to leave earthly love behind. These translations capture the passion of the original poetry and are accompanied by an introduction on Sufism and the common themes apparent in the works. This edition also includes suggested further reading.

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