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Mastering Poetry : Palgrave Master Series - Sara Thorne

Mastering Poetry

Palgrave Master Series

Paperback Published: 14th July 2006
ISBN: 9780333698754
Number Of Pages: 448

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Mastering Poetry is a practical book with wide-ranging examples, detailed commentaries and frameworks for analysis. Whether you are studying or reading poetry for pleasure, it will help you to move beyond your first response to an analytical understanding of the relationship between content, language, structure and style.

'This book has an enormous amount to recommend it. Its strengths are the detailed coverage of technical aspects of poetry and the subsequent survey of English poetry from its beginnings through to the present day. The extremely helpful commentaries give readers a clear idea of how to express their thoughts about poetry and to link these to closer linguistic and stylistic analyses.' - Kim Ballard, Course Leader for A-Level English Language at Esher College, Surrey, UK, and Chief Examiner for A-Level English Language for seven years

Introductionp. 2
What is poetryp. 4
Distinctive features of poetryp. 13
Poetic formp. 23
Stylep. 48
Literary and rhetorical devicesp. 69
How to read a poemp. 88
The beginnings of the English poetic traditionp. 96
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400)p. 113
Poetry of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuriesp. 133
Poetry of the eighteenth centuryp. 172
Poetry of the nineteenth centuryp. 183
Poetry of the twentieth centuryp. 241
Into the twenty-first centuryp. 386
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ISBN: 9780333698754
ISBN-10: 0333698754
Series: Palgrave Master Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 14th July 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1