How to Read a Poem, Paperback
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Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poem is designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends the subject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personal possession of the students and the general reader. * Offers a detailed examination of poetic form and its relation to content. * Takes a wide range of poems from the Renaissance to the present day and submits them to brilliantly illuminating closes analysis. * Discusses 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, Derek Mahon, and many more. * Includes a helpful glossary of poetic terms.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9781405151412



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Misleading title. You read a poem using your eyes and whatever it is that makes your heart go boom.

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