|Steinman, Lisa M.|
Invitation to Poetry
The Pleasures of Studying Poetry and Poetics
1. Edition December 2007
2007. 256 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-3164-3 - John Wiley & Sons
Also available as Hardcover.
For anyone who has ever wanted to become fluent in the language of poetry, Invitation to Poetry will prove an essential guide. This book:
* Teaches the serious student how to 'speak poetry' through an in-depth examination of the traditional features and technical vocabulary of poetic language;
* Examines British and American materials from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries in order to give students a sense of a range of different period styles, poetic projects, and strategies;
* Explicitly examines, questions and challenges the relationship of poetry to literary periods and canons;
* Offers the technical tools essential for close reading and interpretation across a broad chronological spectrum.
From the contents
1. Conceptual Syntax: An Introduction to the Way Poems Invite Different Approaches and Position Readers.
2. Speaking Poetry: Night Pieces and Intertextual Conversations.
3. The Gestures and Subjects of the Sonnet.
4. The Uses of Meter and Rhythm in the Sonnet.
5. The Form of the Voice: Tone and Diction.
6. Modes, Odes, and Odic Gestures.
7. What is Pastoral?.
8. Traditions, Legacies, and Individual Talents.
9. Forests and Trees, or Playing with Poems.