Summary: This chronologically arranged anthology features more than 500 poems written between the Eighth Century and the present. The overall theme of the book, explained in an introductory essay, asserts that poetry is a crafted art that is either molded by, added to, or reacting against tradition.
-The book's low price 20% to 30% less than comparable anthologies ensures that it remains an excellent value for students.
-New selections include portions of epic ...show morepoems translated by major English poets, and more modern ballads to compare with earlier examples.
-New contemporary poets featured in the anthology include Maxine Kumin, Isabella Gardner, Robert Pinksy, and Carl Phillips.
-Multiple works by major poets allow students to compare different poems by the same author.
-A Brief History essays throughout the book discuss the social and cultural contexts of poems, major developments in the history of poetry, and explain technical literary terms. ...show less
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