How to Read a Poem
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How to Read a Poem

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An anthology as well as a guide, with more than 200 full-length poems--from Shakespeare to Marianne Moore, from America to Vietnam. It includes such renowned poets as Chaucer, Byron, Dickinson, Yeats, Williams, Cummings, Frost, and Pound, as well as the best contemporary poets: Wakoski, Creeley, Dugan, and Gluck. 260 pages with both author and poem index.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Plume
Publication Date: 1989
Dimensions: 8.02 X 5.31 X 0.65 (inches)
ISBN: 0452010330
ISBN-13: 9780452010338

Publisher's Description

An introductory text that is both an anthology of over 200 poems and a comprehensive exploration of the form. Over 100 poets featured; those most widely represented include Blake, Byron, cummings, Dickinson, Donne, Alan Dugan, Frost, Louise Gluck, George Herbert, Keats, Pope, Pound, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and Yeats.

Author Bio

Burton Raffel has taught English, Classics, and Comparative Literature at universities in the United States, Israel, and Canada. His books include translations of Beowulf, Horace: Odes, Epodes, Epistles, Satires, The Complete Poetry and Prose of Chairil Anwar, From the Vietnamese, Ten Centuries of Poetry, The Complete Poetry of Osip Emilevich, Mandelstram (with Alla Burago), and Poems From the Old English and The Annotated Milton; several critical studies, Introduction to Poetry, How to Read a Poem, The Development of Modern Indonesian Poetry, and The Forked Tounge: A Study of the Translation Process; and Mia Poems, a volume of his own poetry. Mr. Raffel practiced law on Wall Street and taught in the Ford Foundation’s English Language Teacher Training Project in Indonesia.

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