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Published: 05 January 2006

448 Pages


ISBN: 9780199265381

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The Poetry Handbook

Second Edition

John Lennard

  • Offers a detailed discussion and introduction to poetic technique
  • Emphasis on practical criticism helps students gain a new appreciation for poetry and to really learn how poems work
  • New companion website includes links to poems cited in the text and sample student essays
  • Very accessible for students, with clear, logical analysis, entertaining examples and a glossary with coherent definitions
  • References throughout are to the new fifth edition of The Norton Anthology - the standard set-text in most undergraduate poety courses

New to this Edition:

  • The second edition is accompanied by a companion website, including links to all the poems cited in the text and sample student essays
  • The new edition will use an additional six poems to provide running examples within the various chapters, as well as using Derek Walcott's 'Nearing Forty'
  • The book's coverage will be extended to include discussion of poetic sequences and narrative poetry
  • All references to the 'Norton Anthology of English Literature' will be updated to refer to the current (4th) edition
  • The book will include an annotated bibliography

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