Poetry: The Basics
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Poetry: The Basics

Jeffrey Wainwright

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Poetry: The Basics

Jeffrey Wainwright

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About This Book

Now in its third edition Poetry: The Basics remains an engaging exploration of the world of poetry. Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it shows how any reader can understand and gain more pleasure from poetry. Exploring poetry's relationship to everyday language and introducing major genres and technical aspects in an accessible way, it is a clear introduction to how different types of poetry work through the study of details and of whole poems. With a revised chapter on the different practices and ideas in the writing of poetry now, including sections on film poetry and digital poetics, this is a must read for all students of English Literature.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Preface to the third edition
  8. 1 Introduction: because there is language there is poetry
  9. 2 Deliberate space
  10. 3 Tones of voice
  11. 4 Measures: the verse line
  12. 5 ‘Free verse’
  13. 6 Rhyme and other noises
  14. 7 Stanza
  15. 8 Image – imagination – inspiration
  16. 9 Writing a poem now: philosophies of composition
  17. 10 Conclusion
  18. Glossary
  19. References
  20. Index
Citation styles for Poetry: The Basics

APA 6 Citation

Wainwright, J. (2015). Poetry: The Basics (3rd ed.). Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1563374/poetry-the-basics-pdf (Original work published 2015)

Chicago Citation

Wainwright, Jeffrey. (2015) 2015. Poetry: The Basics. 3rd ed. Taylor and Francis. https://www.perlego.com/book/1563374/poetry-the-basics-pdf.

Harvard Citation

Wainwright, J. (2015) Poetry: The Basics. 3rd edn. Taylor and Francis. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1563374/poetry-the-basics-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Wainwright, Jeffrey. Poetry: The Basics. 3rd ed. Taylor and Francis, 2015. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.