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Reading poetry

By Peter Barry

Reading poetry
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  • ISBN: 9780719088506
  • Publish Date: Jan 2014
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8851-3
    • Pages: 232
    • Price: £13.99
    • Published Date: January 2014

    Description

    Witty, direct and articulate, Peter Barry illustrates the key elements of poetry at work, covering many different kinds of verse, from traditional forms to innovative versions of the art, such as 'concrete' poetry, minimalism and word-free poems. The emphasis is on meanings rather than words, looking beyond technical devices like alliteration and assonance so that poems are understood as dynamic structures creating specific ends and effects.

    The three sections cover progressively expanding areas - 'Reading the lines' deals with such basics as imagery, diction and metre; 'Reading between the lines' concerns broader matters, such as poetry and context, and the reading of sequences of poems, while 'Reading beyond the lines' looks at 'theorised' readings and the 'textual genesis' of poems from manuscript to print.

    Reading poetry is for students, lecturers and teachers looking for new ways of discussing poetry, and all those seriously interested in poetry, whether as readers or writers.

    Contents

    Introduction: 'One small step'
    READING THE LINES
    1 Meaning
    2 Imagery
    3 Diction
    4 Metre
    5 Form
    READING BETWEEN THE LINES
    6 Close and distant reading
    7 Feeling and sentiment
    8 Text and context
    9 Poems and pictures
    10 Sequences and clusters
    READING BEYOND THE LINES
    11 Place and time
    12 Poetry with theory
    13 Minimalism and micro-poetry
    14 Concrete canticles
    15 Textual genesis
    End-note
    List of poems discussed
    Glossary
    Further reading
    Index

    Author

    Peter Barry is Professor of English at Aberystwyth University

    Reading poetry

    By Peter Barry

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