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Heath Introduction to Poetry

Heath Introduction to Poetry - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0395958247

Cover of Heath Introduction to Poetry 6TH 00 (ISBN 978-0395958247)
ISBN13: 978-0395958247
ISBN10: 0395958245
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2000
International: No

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Heath Introduction to Poetry - 6TH 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395958247

Joseph DeRoche

ISBN13: 978-0395958247
ISBN10: 0395958245
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2000
International: No

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 poems 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.

Author Bio

DeRoche, Joseph : Northeastern University

Table of Contents

Note: Selections marked with an asterisk (*) are new to this edition.

Introduction: On Poetry

A Brief History

Anonymous, The Seafarer
Anonymous, From Beowulf
Anonymous, Summer Is Icumen In. Alysoun. All Night by the Ros. Western Wind. The Lady Fortune
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Legend of Good Women
Anonymous, Get Up and Bar the Door. Lord Randal. The Three Ravens. The Cherry-Tree Carol. The Unquiet Grave. Bonny Barbara Allan
Sir Thomas Wyatt, They Flee from Me
Sir Walter Raleigh, The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
Edmund Spenser, From Amoretti. Sonnet 15. Sonnet 67. Sonnet 75. Sonnet 82
Sir Philip Sidney, Thou Blind Man's Mark. Leave Me, O Love
Chidiock Tichborne, Tichborne's Elegy
Robert Southwell, The Burning Babe
Michael Drayton, From Idea. Sonnet 6. Sonnet 7
Christopher Marlowe, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 2. Sonnet 18. Sonnet 20. Sonnet 29. Sonnet 30. Sonnet 55. Sonnet 64. Sonnet 73. Sonnet 97. Sonnet 104. Sonnet 116. Sonnet 129. Sonnet 130. Sonnet 144. Sonnet 146. Sonnet 151
Anonymous, Back and Side Go Bare. April Is in My Mistress' Face. My Love in Her Attire. There Is a Lady Sweet and Kind. The Silver Swan
Thomas Nashe, Adieu, Farewell Earth's Bliss
Thomas Campion, My Sweetest Lesbia. There Is a Garden in Her Face

A Brief History

John Donne, Song. The Sun Rising. Song. A Valediction: Of Weeping. The Apparition. A Valediction: Forbidden Mourning. The Funeral. From Holy Sonnets, Sonnet 7, Sonnet 10, Sonnet 1,3 Sonnet 1.4 Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness
Robert Herrick, Delight in Disorder. Upon Julia's Clothes. To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
George Herbert, The Pulley. The Collar. Easter Wings. Virtue. Love (III)
John Milton, How Soon Hath Time. On His Blindness. At a Solemn Music. On the Late Massacre in Piedmont. From Paradise Lost, Book XII
Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband. A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Publick Employment
Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress. The Garden
John Dryden,* From The Aeneid. The Death of Dido
Edward Taylor,* Meditation. Upon a Spider Catching a Fly
Jonathan Swift, A Description of the Morning. A Description of a City Shower
Alexander Pope, Ode on Solitude. From An Essay on Man. From The Iliad.* From The Rape of the Lock*
Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Christopher Smart, From Rejoice in the Lamb
William Blake, From Songs of Innocence, Introduction, The Lamb, The Chimney Sweep, The Little Black Boy. From Song of Experience, The Sic Rose, The Tyger, London, To the Muses. From Milton
Robert Burns, To a Mouse. John Anderson, My Jo. A Red, Red Rose
William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey. She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways. A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal. It Is a Beauteous Evening. London, 1802. Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802. Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood. She Was a Phantom of Delight. The World Is Too Much with Us. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. The Solitary Reaper. Mutability. Scorn Not the Sonnet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Kubla Kahn. This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Dejection: An Ode
George Gordon, Lord Byron, So We'll Go No More A-Roving. She Walks in Beauty. The Destruction of Sennacherib
Lydia Sigourney, The Mother of Washington. Death of an Infant. Female Education
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Hymn to Intellectual Beauty. Ozymandius. Ode to the West Wind. To
John Keats, On First Looking into Chapman's Homer. When I Have Fears. Ode to a Nightingale. Ode on a Grecian Urn. La Belle Dame sans Merci. Ode on Melancholy. To Autumn

A Brief History

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Concord Hymn. Days
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, On a Portrait of Wordsworth by B.R. Haydon. Grief. From Sonnets from the Portuguese, Sonnet 14, Sonnet 43
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Jewish Cemetery at Newport. Chaucer. The Cross of Snow
Edgar Allen Poe, To Helen. The Raven. Annabel Lee
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Song. Ulysses. From The Lotos-Eaters. Break, Break, Break. The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls. From In Memoriam A. H. H., 1, 7, 50, 130. The Eagle. Crossing the Bar. The Lady of Shalott*
Robert Browning, My Last Duchess. Home-Thoughts, from Abroad. Meeting at Night. Parting at Morning
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself. Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking. When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer. Cavalry Crossing a Ford. When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloom'd. A Noiseless Patient Spider. The Dalliance of the Eagles
Alice Carey, The Bridal Veil. The West Country
Matthew Arnold, Shakespeare. Dover Beach
Emily Dickinson, Success is counted sweetest. I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed. I like a look of Agony. Wild Nights--Wild Nights! I can wade Grief. There's a certain Slant of Light. I felt a Funeral, in my Brain. I'm Nobody! Who are you? The Soul selects her own Society. A Bird came down the Walk. After great pain, a formal feeling comes. Much Madness is divinest Sense. This is My letter to the World. I heard a Fly buzzwhen I died. Painhas an Element of Blank. Because I could not stop for Death. My Life has stood a Loaded Gun. The poets light but Lamps. A narrow Fellow in the Grass. I never saw a Moor. The Bustle in a House. Tell all the Truth but tell it slant. A route of Evanescence. My life closed twice before its close. To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee
Helen Hunt Jackson, Her Eyes. Found Frozen. Danger
Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky
Thomas Hardy, The Ruined Maid. Neutral Tones. The Man He Killed. The Convergence of Truth. Channel Firing
Ina Coolbrith, Withheld. I Cannot Count My Life a Loss
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Heaven-Haven. Pied Beauty. Spring and Fall. (Carrion Comfort). No Worst, There Is None
A. E. Housman, From A Shropshire Lad. Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now. When I Was One-and-Twenty. To an Athlete Dying Young. From Far, from Eve and Morning. With Rue My Heart Is Laden. Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff...
Rudyard Kipling,* Gunga Din. If

A Brief History

William Butler Yeats, The Lake Isle of Innisfree. When You Are Old. The Folly of Being Confronted. Easter 1916. The Wild Swans at Coole. An Irish Airman Foresees His Death. The Second Coming. Leda and the Swan. Sailing to Byzantium. Among School Children. After Long Silence. Lapis Lazuli. Politics. Adam's Curse.* Crazy Talks with the Bishop.* From Oedipus at Colonus*
Ernest Dowson, Non sum qualis eram bonea sub regno Cynarae
Edwin Arlington Robinson, Miniver Cheevy. For a Dead Lady. Eros Turannos. Mr. Flood's Party. Karma. New England
Walter De La Mare, The Listeners
Robert Frost, Mending Wall. The Death of the Hired Man. The Road Not Taken. The Oven Bird. Birches. Out, Out--. Fire and Ice. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Once by the Pacific. Departmental. Design. The Draft Horse. In Winter in the Woods Alone
Robert Service,* The Cremation of Sam McGee
Gertrude Stein, A Petticoat. A Waist. A Time to Eat. From Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded. 29
Carl Sandburg, Early Copper. Fog. Cool Tombs
Wallace Stevens, Sunday Morning. Anecdote of the Jar. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. The Snow Man. The Emperor of Ice-Cream. The Idea of Order at Key West. Peter Quince at the Clavier. Bantams in Pine-Woods*
William Carlos Williams, Tract. To Elsie. The Young Housewife. The Red Wheelbarrow. The Yachts. Sweeney Among the Nightingales. Rhapsody on a Windy Night. La Figlia Che Piange. Marina. Journey of the Magi

A Brief History

John Crowe Ransom, Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter. Old Mansion. Piazza Piece. Spectral Lovers
Archibald MacLeish, Ars Poetica. You, Andrew Marvell
Edna St. Vincent Millay, First Fig. Sonnet 2. Sonnet 5. Sonnet 11. Sonnet 15. Sonnet 18. Sonnet 21. Sonnet 27. Sonnet 42. Sonnet 45. Sonnet 68.Sonnet 95. Sonnet 99. Sonnet 115. Sonnet 116. Sonnet 120
Wilfred Owen, Strange Meeting. Dulce et Decorum Est. Anthem for Doomed Youth
Dorothy Parker, Resume. Unfortunate Coincidenc.e* Indian Summe.r* One Perfect Rose*
E. E. Cummings, the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls. may i feel said he. All in green my love riding. in Just--. Buffalo Bill's. my sweet old etcetera. i sing of Olaf glad and big. I*
Louise Bogan, The Crossed Apple. The Dragonfly. Medusa
Hart Crane, Proem: To Brooklyn Bridge. Chaplinesque
Janet Lewis, Girl Help
Allen Tate, Ode to the Confederate Dead
Yvor Winters, At the San Francisco Airport
Langston Hughes, The Negro Speaks of Rivers. I, Too. Old Walt. Harlem
Stevie Smith, Not Waving but Drowning
Countee Cullen, For a Lady I Know. Heritage
Earl Birney, Anglosaxon Street. Twenty-Third Flight. The Bear on the Delhi Road. From the Hazel Bough
Richard Eberhart, The Fury of Aerial Bombardment. On a Squirrel Crossing the Road in Autumn, New England. The Groundhog*
Kenneth Rexroth, Vitamins and Roughage. Proust's Madeleine
W. H. Auden, The Unknown Citizen. Musee des Beaux Arts. In Memory of W.B. Yeats. Epitaph on a Tyrant. As I Walked Out One Evening. Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love.* Stop All the Clocks*
Theodore Roethke, Root Cellar. The Walking. Dolor. I Knew a Woman. In a Dark Time. My Papa's Waltz. The Meadow Mouse
A. M. Klein, The Rocking Chair. Lone Bather
Stephen Spender, I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great. The Express
Charles Olson, I, Maximus of Gloucester, to You
Elizabeth Bishop, The Fish. Sandpiper. In the Waiting Room. The Moose. One Art. Sonnet
Kenneth Patchen, The Character of Love Seen as a Search for the Lost. Do the Dead Know What Time It Is?
Irving Layton, Party at Hydra. Berry Picking
Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays. Frederick Douglass
John Berryman, A Professor's Song. Dream Song
David Ignatow, Sunday at the State Hospital. Moonlight Poem. No Theory. The Bagel
Randall Jarrell, The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner. Nestus Gurley
Dudley Randall, Ballad of Birmingham
William Stafford, At the Un-National Monument Along the Canadian Border. Traveling Through the Dark
Dylan Thomas, A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London. In My Craft or Sullen Art. Fern Hill. Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Isabella Gardner,* Timeo. Summers Ago. Knowing
P. K. Page, The Stenographers. Schizophrenic
Gwendolyn Brooks, The Bean Eaters. We Real Cool
Robert Lowell, Mr. Edwards and the Spider. Skunk Hour. Water. For the Union Dead
Margaret Avison, A Nameless One
Alfred Purdy, The Cariboo Horses. Wilderness Gothic
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, In Goya's greatest scenes we seem to see. The pennycandystore beyond the El
Howard Nemerov, The Goose Fish. I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee
Richard Wilbur, In a Churchyard. Exeunt. Place Pigalle. Love Calls Us to the Things of This World. Year's-End
Philip Larkin, Church Going. The Whitsun Weddings
James Dickey, The Heaven of Animals. Buckdancer's Choice
Denise Levertov, Six Variations (part iii). Come into Animal Presence. What Were They Like? Losing Track
Maxine Rumin,* Morning Swim. Woodchucks
Edward Field, The Bride of Frankenstein
Catherine Davis,* After a Time. What Does It Mean
Donald Justice, Here in Katmandu. Luxury. Anonymous Drawing. Landscape with Little Fingers*
Robert Bly, Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter
Robert Creeley, Oh No. Naughty Boy
Allen Ginsberg, From Howl. A Supermarket in California. Ode to Failure*
James Merrill, Charles on Fire. Maisie
Frank O'Hara, The Day Lady Died. Autobiographica Literaria. A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island
John Ashbery, City Afternoon. Paradoxes and Oxymorons
Galway Kinnell, Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock
W. S. Merwin, The River of Bees. The Moths
James Wright, Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Two Postures Beside a Fire
Philip Levine, To a Child Trapped in a Barber Shop. You Can Have It
Donald Peterson, The Ballad of Dead Yankees
Anne Sexton, Her Kind. Cinderella. In Celebration of My Uterus
Thom Gunn, Street Song. The Discovery of the Pacific. Black Jackets
X. J. Kennedy, In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus, N. J. Nude Descending a Staircase
Maurice Kenny, Listening for the Elders. Legacy
Adrienne Rich, A Clock in the Square. Aunt Jennifer's Tiger's. The Insusceptibles. Diving into the Wreck
Ted Hughes, Hawk Roosting. Pike. The Thought-Fox
Gary Snyder, Before the Stuff Comes Down
Derek Walcott, Sea Cranes. A Far Cry from Africa
Don Summerhayes, From the corner of one eye. Hew swans in high park. Lucy list her breasts and died
Robert Clayton Casto, The Tin-Flute Player.* The Salt Pork. Sketch
Rhina P. Espaillat,* Calculus. Group Portrait
Sylvia Plath, Ariel. Morning Song. Medallion. Metaphors. Daddy. Lady Lazarus. Fever 103
Etheridge Knight, For Black Poets Who Think of Suicide
Amiri Baraka, W.W.
Leonard Cohen, Elegy. The Bus
Audre Lorde, Coal. Love Poem. Power. A Question of Climate
Mark Strand, The Dead. The Tunnel. Keeping Things Whole. Eating Poetry. Some Last Words*
Jean Valentine, The River at Wolf. X
Mary Oliver, Landscape. Bats. Beyond the Snow Belt*
Lucille Clifton, In the inner city
Marge Piercy, A Battle of Wills Disguised. When a Friend Dies
Diane Wakoski, The Canoer. The Singer
Joseph DeRoche, Bagging Autumn Leaves.* Blond
Michael S. Harper,Dear John, Dear Coltrane
Charles Simic, The Partial Explanation. Watermelons. Fork
Margaret Atwood, It Is Dangerous to Read Newspapers
Seamus Heaney, Bogland. Waterfall. Docker
Lola Lemire Tostevin, For Peter. From Song of Songs. 8
Martha Collins, A History of Small Life on a Windy Planet. Owl
Robert Pinsky,* Exile. Sonnet
Sharon Olds, The Death of Marilyn Monroe. Sex Without Love
Nikki Giovanni, Nikki-Rosa
Louise Glück, Mock Orange. The Mountain
Michael Ondaatje, (Inner Tube)
James Tate, The Lost Pilot. The Blue Booby. Consumed
Amber Coverdale Sumrall, Keams Canyon, Black Mesa. Ceremonials. Infinity
Yusef Komunyukaa, More Girl Than Boy. Facing It
Kenneth Sherman, My Father Kept His Cats Well Fed
Rita Dove, Geometry. Dusting
Carl Phillips,* Still Life: Treadmill with Mirror. Goods

Index of Terms
Index of Authors and Titles
Index of First Lines