Poetry 101

Poetry 101

From Shakespeare and Rupi Kaur to Iambic Pentameter and Blank Verse, Everything You Need to Know About Poetry

Book - 2018 | First Adams Media hardcover edition
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"Poetry never goes out of style. An ancient writing form found in civilizations across the world, poetry continues to inform the way we write now, whether we realize it or not--especially in social media--with its focus on brevity and creating the greatest possible impact with the fewest words. Poetry 101 is your companion to the wonderful world of meter and rhyme, and walks you through the basics of poetry. From Shakespeare and Chaucer, to Maya Angelou and Rupi Kaur, you'll explore the different styles and methods of writing, famous poets, and poetry movements and concepts--and even find inspiration for creating poems of your own"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: How to read a poem
Stanza, meter, and form
Ancient Greeks and Romans
The Anglo-Saxons
Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. 1340-1400)
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
John Donne (1572-1631)
Religious poetry
Art and poetry
Neoclassical poets
Ballads
Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Romantic movement (1789-1824)
John Keats (1795-1821)
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Love poetry
The Victorians
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
Death and poetry
Free verse
Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
War poetry
The Modernists
Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
E.E. Cummings (1894-1962)
William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
W.H. Auden (1907-1973)
Nature Poetry
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Feminism and poetry
Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)
Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
African-American poets
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
Contemporary movements
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)
Ted Hughes (1930-1998)
The beats
Poetry as protest
Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)
Charles Simic (1938-present)
Louise Glück (1943-present)
Billy Collins (1941-preset)
Rap and slam
Rupi Kaur (1992-present)
Writing poetry
Pushing poetic forms
Publisher: New York : Adams Media, 2018
Edition: First Adams Media hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: 808.1 D
Characteristics: 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9781507208397
1507208391

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