A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1994
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0156724006

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Offers advice on reading and writing poetry, and discusses imitation, sound, the line, poem forms, free verse, diction, imagery, revision, and workshops

A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
Genre: American poetry
ISBN: OCLC:1259692564

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A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1001465999

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The Poetry Handbook

The Poetry Handbook
Author: John Lennard
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2006-01-05
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780191608377

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The Poetry Handbook is a lucid and entertaining guide to the poet's craft, and an invaluable introduction to practical criticism for students. Chapters on each element of poetry, from metre to gender, offer a wide-ranging general account, and end by looking at two or three poems from a small group (including works by Donne, Elizabeth Bishop, Geoffrey Hill, and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott), to build up sustained analytical readings. Thorough and compact, with notes and quotations supplemented by detailed reference to the Norton Anthology of Poetry and a companion website with texts, links, and further discussion, The Poetry Handbook is indispensable for all school and undergraduate students of English. A final chapter addresses examinations of all kinds, and sample essays by undergraduates are posted on the website. Critical and scholarly terms are italicised and clearly explained, both in the text and in a complete glossary; the volume also includes suggestions for further reading. The first edition, widely praised by teachers and students, showed how the pleasures of poetry are heightened by rigorous understanding and made that understanding readily available. This second edition — revised, expanded, updated, and supported by a new companion website - confirm The Poetry Handbook as the best guide to poetry available in English.

Rules for the Dance

Rules for the Dance
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 039585086X

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An introduction to the sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion of metrical poetry with examples from the Elizabethan Age to Elizabeth Bishop

The Teachers Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms

The Teachers   Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms
Author: Ron Padgett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110176000

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A reference guide to various forms of poetry with entries arranged in alphabetical order. Each entry defines the form and gives its history, examples, and suggestions for usage.

On Killing

On Killing
Author: Dave Grossman
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-04-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781497629202

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A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Babette Deutsch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 181
Release: 1962
Genre: Criticism
ISBN: UCAL:B3563130

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Alphabetically arranged, the special vocabulary of poetryis easily accessible to the student, reader, or practicing poet. The definitions of poetic forms and techniques, with illustrative models taken from the ancients to the avant-garde, are particularly helpful.

Blue Horses

Blue Horses
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-10-14
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780698170049

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In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature. Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird’s nest, the seeming patience of oak trees, or the artworks of Franz Marc, Oliver reminds us of the transformative power of attention and how much can be contained within the smallest moments. At its heart, Blue Horses asks what it means to truly belong to this world, to live in it attuned to all its changes. Humorous, gentle, and always honest, Oliver is a visionary of the natural world.

Poemcrazy

Poemcrazy
Author: Susan G. Wooldridge
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-09-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780307559128

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Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.

Poetry Writing Handbook eBook

Poetry Writing Handbook  eBook
Author: Greta Barclay Lipson
Publsiher: Lorenz Educational Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1998-03-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780787784522

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37 different poetic forms (complete with definitions, examples, guidelines, and a place for students to write their own) show the power of language and how to use it! Written by a master teacher, author, educator, and poet, this is the how-to poetry book ??????

The Poetry Home Repair Manual

The Poetry Home Repair Manual
Author: Ted Kooser
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2007-03-01
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0803259786

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Recently appointed as the new U. S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets—aspiring or practicing—can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry’s ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts. Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend—a friend who is willing to share everything he’s learned about the art he’s spent a lifetime learning to execute so well.

House of Light

House of Light
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-03-28
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780807095393

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This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? —Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (one of the poems in this volume) Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

Devotions

Devotions
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-10-10
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780399563256

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A New York Times Bestseller, chosen as Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club “No matter where one starts reading, Devotions offers much to love, from Oliver's exuberant dog poems to selections from the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Primitive, and Dream Work, one of her exceptional collections. Perhaps more important, the luminous writing provides respite from our crazy world and demonstrates how mindfulness can define and transform a life, moment by moment, poem by poem.” —The Washington Post “It’s as if the poet herself has sidled beside the reader and pointed us to the poems she considers most worthy of deep consideration.” —Chicago Tribune Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career. Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years. Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world.

The Book of Forms

The Book of Forms
Author: Lewis Turco
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1584650222

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Companion to the Book of Literary Terms, an indispensable handbook, revised and updated for today's users.