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Published: 31 January 2014

232 Pages | 11 illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719088506

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Reading Poetry

Peter Barry

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A wide range of poetry is discussed - not just traditional, mainstream forms, but also 'concrete' and visual poetries and various kinds of minimalism
  • An ideal introduction to why we should read poetry, along with some tips on how to read it
  • Emphasises that the enjoyment and understanding of poetry is in the verses, lines, and sentences, not in the letters and syllables
  • Fully-worked examples are used and complete poems discussed so that each feature (imagery, patterning, etc) is seen 'at work' in a poem
  • Places the main emphasis on the 'meanings' of poems rather than the words, and avoids claims about the importance of devices like alliteration and assonance

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