[EBOOK NEW] (Understanding Poetry)
Me to reflect on many larger topics such as the purpose of art the relationship of humans to their world and even the meaning of life I did not expect to get and even the meaning of life I did not expect to get of that from a poetry textbookThe book also contains many wonderful poems that I d never heard of before I ve always been a huge fan of Thomas Hardy s novels but I didn t realize he was an amazing poet as well After I return my library book I plan to invest in a personal copy and continue to re read it for years to come Originally published in 1938 it s no longer in print but it is a valuable text if you find one You can learn so much from reading ust two chapters on narrative and descriptive poems Brooks and Warren include plenty of examples AND include their commentary on how poems work and what they mean So so helpful to learn from their wealth of experience I realize that the chapters on metrics and structure mature into graduate college work However the skill with which Brooks and Warren chose the poems and craft the homework uestions and explications are some of the best I ve read
No dumb downs no PC driven rhetoric Solid instruction for any teacher or student I dumb downs no PC driven rhetoric Solid instruction for any teacher or student I this book not because I had the faintest hope for ever understanding such a complicated matter as poetry but because I thought that the selection of poems in the book would be sufficiently interesting and beautiful o enjoy some reading without having to dig it out too much I am not totally disappointed by the author s selection but I recon now that this book is intended for students and teachers of serious literary matters rather than for an amateur poetry readerHere are the cover editorial info and the first page of the preface from the book I read This is a thick volume but it is printed in thin paper with soft cardboard covers so you can easily keep with you in your student s backpack A fraction of the contents Here you can see that the contents is much dense than the intended reader I was Some of the first works of the book A long and full of words poem by R Kipling Elegy by Thomas Gray I tried hard I really did I promise Cleopatra s Lament by W Shakespeare In time of need by William Stafford Lucifer in Starlight by George Meredith A I said and I repeat It Now I Really Tried To Understand And I Think now I really tried to understand and I think did a little a teeny tiny little I think this book will work better if I take the accompanying classI also have a blog Link here Great teacher resource or reference for people who enjoy good poetry and good criticism of poetry as well Also recommend for college students who are reuired to critiueexplicate poetry this anthology will give you excellent examples of poetry explications using different poetic devices and techniue. Ing their own experience and indeed probing the possibilities of the self This latest incarnation of the landmark text facilitates a thorough study of poetry.
Cleanth Brooks õ 3 free downloadI ordered this book from my library and ended up Loving It So Much That I Dropped 38 Bucks On it so much that I dropped 38 bucks on used copy I m still waiting for it First realize that the fourth and latest edition of this book was published in 1976 Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren are no longer alive and the selection of poetry in the book obviously excludes the work of the last 40 years This is not a problem for me Poems aren t vegetables to go bad over timeThe oy of this book is in the authors deep understanding of the way language and poetry in particular is critical to understanding the world and the human mind and heart I received a lot of pleasure from their teaching chapters most especially How Poems Come About Intention and Meaning Appendix A Metrics Appendix B and Poetry As a Way of Saying Like a standard school anthology Brooks and Penn Warren include uestions after most of the poems Unlike many of those anthologies these
Authorseditors Often Provided Commentary Andoften provided commentary and to help the student understand the poems deeply Perrine s Sound Sense is another anthology that does this but only in the teacher s edition and not with the same intellectual sharpnessI have not read every poem in this book I m still working my way through them there are 594 pages here So far I ve been pleased to read poems I ve never read before by authors I know Hell Gate by AE Houseman is one of these and follows Tennyson s Ulysses in the book s ordering of supplemental poems after the chapter on dramatic situation and rhythm and meter part I It s so beautiful so old fashioned that buying the book is worth the price ust for this poem Here s the first stanzaHell Gate AE Houseman Onward led the road againThrough the sad uncolored plainUnder twilight brooding dimAnd along the utmost rimWall and rampart risen to sightCast a shadow not of nightAnd beyond them seemed to glowBonfires lighted long agoAnd my dark conductor brokeSilence at my side and spokeSaying You conjecture wellYonder is the gate of hell This is the book from which we finally learned something about prosody after having been allowed to graduate college without a single English course Enjoyable I knew this in an earlier edition co edited with Robert Penn Warren which was used in my high school English class Good on the bookshelf for its application of New Criticism in Cleanth Brooks is famous for making the interesting claim that the structure of a poem or tragedy is similar to the structure of a kite In order for a kite to function properly it must include its tail One would imagine that the tail of a kite would weigh the kite down but paradoxically it is a reuirement that allows the kite to rise to unprecedented heights The same is true. The fourth edition of Understanding Poetry is a re inspection of poetry Keeping it teachable and flexible the material allows for full and innocent immersion. For a work of literature as shall be
henceforth explained Irony in literature works in the same manner as the tail to the kite As aexplained Irony in literature works in the same manner as the tail to the kite As a of adding irony and paradox to a work instead of simply applying an ordinary meaning to a particular linguistic statement irony opens the gateway to a variety of interpretations to the statement and it is this which makes poetry and tragedy enjoyable to the reader Contemplating the complexities of an ambiguous meaning in an ironical statement found in a This textbook was around the house as I used other textbooks and I Would Page Through It would
Page Through It I Did Not Read It Cover Tothrough it I did not read it cover to always liked Penn Warren and I liked this I would like to find it again For a person who really knows nothing about poetry This book was uite a revelation It was exactly what I was looking for in trying to explain the inner workings of poems Originally written in 1938 it may be a little outdated but I wouldn t know the difference and it all seemed reasonable to me The result from the reading however was less accomplished Alas I am apparently of a non poetical nature I was constantly stumped by the exercises that coincide with the various poems presented in the text I would read the poem and would be at loss as to what the choice was about Then I would read the analysis and occasionally the light would go on and I would reread the poem with new insight But all too often I would end up going riiiight Ouch But that was a personal failing and not the book s fault I highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking for instruction on the art of poetry I decided to read this book because I generally claim to dislike poetry I had a sneaking suspicion that my dislike of poetry was due to a deficiency in myself rather than a deficiency in the entire genre of poetry I thought this book might help me develop a deeper appreciation After reading this book I still can t say I m a huge fan of poetry However I got from this book than instructionI was able to identify my main barrier to appreciating poetry namely that I read too fast When reading novels I tend to barrel through sentences and paragraphs absorbing the main ideas character descriptions and plot without lingering over every sentence However this does not work with poetry because the characters and plots are worth nothing if you don t pay attention to the style and form Once I slowed down a little reading each sentence and digesting it before moving on I got a lot from the poems It s a revelation that has also increased my appreciation for the novels I read and helped me absorb information from scientific ournal articlesIn addition to improving my reading comprehension skills the book caused. As well as raising inductive uestions to develop critical and analytical skills Students will be led to understand poetry as a means of imaginatively extend.