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The Poetry Handbook By John Lennard

The Poetry Handbook
by John Lennard

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Offering a guide to Derek Walcott's craft, this book aims to serve as a student's introduction to the techniques of practical criticism. It contains chapters on metre, form, layout, lineation, punctuation, rhyme, diction, syntax, history, biography, and gender, as well as one on exams which includes sample essays by undergraduates.
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The Poetry Handbook: A Guide to Reading Poetry for Pleasure and Practical Criticism by John Lennard

"The Poetry Handbook" is a lucid and practical guide to the poet's craft. There are chapters on metre, form, layout, lineation, punctuation, rhyme, diction, syntax, history, biography, and gender, as well as one on exams which includes sample essays by undergraduates. At the end of every chapter each topic is applied to the same poem, Nobel-winner Derek Walcott's 'Nearing Forty', building up a full technical reading. Critical and scholarly terms are italicized and clearly explained, both in the text and in glossaries; notes and quotations are supplemented by detailed reference to both the Oxford Anthology of English Literature and the Norton Anthology of Poetry; and there is a substantial 'Suggestions for Further Reading' section. Designed particularly for A-level and undergraduate students facing exams in Practical Criticism, The Poetry Handbook will fascinate and reward anyone interested in how poems work.

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About John Lennard



John Lennard is a Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

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GOR001944228
The Poetry Handbook: A Guide to Reading Poetry for Pleasure and Practical Criticism by John Lennard
John Lennard
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1996-08-01
238
0198711492
9780198711490
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