The Language of Poetry

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 156 pages
The Language of Poetry:
* develops the student's ability to read and evaluate poetic texts of many kinds
* includes activities, commentaries and extensions to each extract
* covers a variety of poetic language, ranging from songs, advertisements and spoken language to the more traditional forms of the sonnet, ode and free verse
* includes poetry from Philip Larkin, Maya Angelou, Dylan Thomas and Tony Harrison.
 

Contents

The sound
13
The appeal
39
The places
53
The genders
67
The images
89
That was then this is now
103
Poetry project
125
List of texts
143
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John McRae is Special Professor of Language in Literature Studies at the University of Nottingham. He has been at the forefront of work on the language and literature interface for many years and is the co-author of The Routledge History of Literature in English.