Poetry: A Modern Guide to Its Understanding and Enjoyment, 2545. köide

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W. W. Norton, 1959 - 287 pages
The aim of this Book is to make the reading of poetry an exploration which constantly reveals new insights to the reader about himself as well as about the poets and their work. Because Elizabeth Drew believes that poetry is written to be read and enjoyed, she quotes many poems, old and new, familiar and unfamiliar. Her first chapters speak of the poetic process: language, symbolism, and rhythms. The rest of the book is devoted to a collection and discussion of poems on the great human themes love, religion, humanity that recur in every age and are given their most intense and memorable expression in poetry.

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I have the sixth printing, first published in 1959. Part I "The Poetic Process" -- Poet, Reader, Sound Patterns, Imagery, Words, the Design. Part II - Poetry and the Human Condition -- Time, Death ... Read full review

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