Introduction to poetry.
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Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York .
Written in English


  • English poetry (Collections),
  • American poetry (Collections),
  • English poetry -- History and criticism.,
  • American poetry -- History and criticism

Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 568 p. ;
Number of Pages568
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22386400M

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Introduction to Poetry is a poem written by Billy Collins that details a teacher (the speaker) trying to teach students about poetry. The teacher wants the students to explore the poem, to feel it, and to experience it. However, the students just want to "tie the poem to a chair with rope/ and torture a confession out of it."/5. Five of the Best Books about Studying Poetry Five great introductions to English poetry selected by Dr Oliver Tearle If you’re studying poetry at school or university, or are simply a fan of the world of verse, it’s useful to have some handy guides standing by to assist with the terminology and to shed light on the various poetic forms used by poets, and the sometimes challenging language of poetry. The great thing about "Introduction to Poetry" is that the tips it offers for how to approach a poem will help you find the answers that the "word puzzle" teachers are looking for, but in a much simpler, more natural, and much more enjoyable way. Introduction to Poetry was first published in in “The Apple That Astonished Paris.” The book was described by Collins as his “first real book of poetry.” The book was described by Collins as his “first real book of poetry.”.

Introduction to Poetry. Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry. "Introduction to Poetry" is divided into seven stanzas. Three of the stanzas have two lines and three of the stanzas have three lines. One stanza, stanza 2, only has one line. Even Shakespeare needs an introduction. A preface to a book of poems can take several forms: it can discuss poetry in general, it can explore the poems and the themes they present or it can discuss the poet. If you're the poet, it's a good chance to let readers know why you write poetry and what you experience when you do.   Here’s how to write an introduction for a book: Identify the problem for your introduction. Present the solution in your introduction. Assert your credibility. Show the benefits in your book introduction. Give proof. Make a (big) promise. Warn against waiting. Prompt them to .

  In “Introduction to Poetry”, the writer, Billy Collins sends a message that readers should be patient and open minded when reading poems in order to see the meaning, yet not over-analyze. The dramatic situation is Billy Collins is speaking (I think) to all readers about the way one should read poetry. I didn't want a poetry textbook, just a well-annotated introduction to poetry. On first glance I wasn't totally convinced that this would be very helpful, but now I am. Types of poetry, the jargon of poetry like "couplet" and "stanza," and lots of basic, famous poems are all explained—in a book that is pretty long, but not too long/5(50).   Kennedy/Gioias An Introduction to Poetry, 13th edition continues to inspire students with a rich collection of poems and engaging insights on reading, analyzing, and writing about poetry. The authors of this bestselling book are the recipients of many prestigious poetry %(K). An Introduction to Poetry Many people are intimidated by the mention of the word “poetry.” It is often perceived as something that is cryptic and beyond understanding. But there are some pieces of information that can help us to grasp poetry whether we are just starting to learn about analyzing poetry or trying to find our own poetic voice.