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How to Read a Poem

How to Read a Poem - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405151412

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ISBN13: 978-1405151412
ISBN10: 1405151412
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 2007
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How to Read a Poem - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405151412

Terry Eagleton

ISBN13: 978-1405151412
ISBN10: 1405151412
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Written by one of the world's leading literary theorists, Terry Eagleton's How to Read a Poem is a thoughtful and witty introduction to poetry. Often considered an intimidating undertaking, this text offers an accessible, detailed examination of poetic form and its relation to content.Discussing the work of major poets including John Milton, Alexander Pope, John Keats, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, W.B. Yeats, Robert Frost, W.H.Auden, Seamus Heaney, and Derek Mahon, How to Read a Poem is an accessible survey of the form and function of poetry. This volume also includes a helpful glossary of poetic terms to help broaden comprehension of this extensive subject.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. The Functions of CriticismThe End of Criticism?Politics and RhetoricThe Death of Experience

2. What is Poetry?Poetry and ProsePoetry and MoralityPoetry and FictionPoetry and PragmatismPoetic Language

3. FormalistsLiterarinessEstrangementThe Semiotics of Yury LotmanThe Incarnational Fallacy

4. In Pursuit of FormThe Meaning of FormForm Versus ContentForm as Transcending ContentPoetry and PerformanceTwo American Examples

5. How to Read a PoemIs Criticism Just SubjectiveEstrangementTone, Mood and PitchIntensity and PaceTextureSyntax, Grammar and PunctuationAmbiguityPunctuationRhymeRhythm and MetreImagery

6. Four Nature Poems'Ode to Evening ''The Solitary Reaper ''God 's Grandeur ''Fifty Faggots '

Glossary

Index

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