ISBN 9780415287647,Poetry : The Basics

Poetry : The Basics

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Taylor & Francis

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780415287647

ISBN-10 0415287642

Paper Back

Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)


How do I read a poem? Do I really understand poetry?
This comprehensive guide demystifies the world of poetry, exploring poetic forms and traditions which can at first seem bewildering. Showing how any reader can gain more pleasure from poetry, it looks at the ways in which poetry interacts with the language we use in our everyday lives and explores how poems use language and form to create meaning.
Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it looks at aspects including:

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