Summary: Relying on engaging selections, a strong emphasis on the writing process, and a visually appealing design, Exploring Poetry puts forth a guiding philosophy that a reader's personal response to poetry forms the foundation of his or her literary experience. This book presents a comprehensive coverage of both reading and writing of poetry. Writing assignments and prompts stimulate critical thinking about works of literature. "Two Readers, Two Choices" feature ...show moreillustrates diversity of opinion and the various ways in which poetry can be read. This alphabetically arranged anthology covers a broad selection of classic and contemporary poetry. Additional features include a case study on poems and painting, author photos, a glossary of literary terms, an overview of literary criticism and advice on research and documentation. For anyone interested in poetry and literature.