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Routledge
01 December 2015
Literary studies: poetry & poets
Now in its third edition Poetry: The Basics remains an engaging exploration of the world of poetry. Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it shows how any reader can understand and gain more pleasure from poetry. Exploring poetry's relationship to everyday language and introducing major genres and technical aspects in an accessible way, it is a clear introduction to how different types of poetry work through the study of details and of whole poems. With a revised chapter on the different practices and ideas in the writing of poetry now, including sections on film poetry and digital poetics, this is a must read for all students of English Literature.
By:   Jeffrey Wainwright (Manchester Metropolitan University UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   295g
ISBN:   9781138823365
ISBN 10:   1138823368
Series:   The Basics
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 December 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jeffrey Wainwright is a poet, translator, and critic. He taught for many years at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor in the Department of English until 2008.

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