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The Resource How to read a poem, Terry Eagleton

How to read a poem, Terry Eagleton

Label
How to read a poem
Title
How to read a poem
Statement of responsibility
Terry Eagleton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this witty, accessible book, Terry Eagleton argues that the art of reading poetry is as much in danger of becoming extinct as thatching or clog dancing. On the whole, students today are not taught how to be sensitive to language - how to read a poem with due attention to its tone, mood, pitch, pace, rhythm and texture, rather than just to 'what it says'. To demonstrate how this works in practice, the author takes a wide range of poems from the Renaissance to the present day and submits them to brilliantly illuminating close analysis. As one of the world's leading literary theorists, Eagleton also summons the aid of such pioneering critics as the Russian Formalists to raise some provocative general questions: a) What is poetry, and how does it differ from prose? b) Is there a language peculiar to poetry? c) What exactly do we mean by imagery? 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."--Book cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eagleton, Terry
Dewey number
808.1
Index
index present
LC call number
PR502
LC item number
.E23 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
  • Poetics
  • Gedichten
  • Poetry
  • Poetry
  • Poésie anglaise
  • Poésie américaine
  • Poésie
  • Poétique
  • American poetry
  • English poetry
  • Poetics
  • Poetry
  • Gedichten
  • Englisch
  • Interpretation
  • Lyrik
  • Lyriktheorie
  • Lyrik
  • Interpretation
  • Lyriktheorie
  • Englisch
Label
How to read a poem, Terry Eagleton
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The functions of criticism -- What is poetry? -- Formalists -- In pursuit of form -- How to read a poem -- Four nature poems
Control code
ocm65197765
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 182 pages
Isbn
9781405151405
Lccn
2006008194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781405151405
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o65197765
  • (OCoLC)65197765
Label
How to read a poem, Terry Eagleton
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The functions of criticism -- What is poetry? -- Formalists -- In pursuit of form -- How to read a poem -- Four nature poems
Control code
ocm65197765
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 182 pages
Isbn
9781405151405
Lccn
2006008194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781405151405
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o65197765
  • (OCoLC)65197765

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