Understanding Poetry

Paperback | January 2, 1976

byCleanth Brooks, Robert Penn Warren

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The fourth edition of UNDERSTANDING POETRY is a re-inspection of poetry. Keeping it teachable and flexible, the material allows for full and innocent immersion as well as raising inductive questions to develop critical and analytical skills. Students will be led to understand poetry as a means of imaginatively extending their own experience and indeed, probing the possibilities of the self. This latest incarnation of the landmark text facilitates a thorough study of poetry.

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The fourth edition of UNDERSTANDING POETRY is a re-inspection of poetry. Keeping it teachable and flexible, the material allows for full and innocent immersion as well as raising inductive questions to develop critical and analytical skills. Students will be led to understand poetry as a means of imaginatively extending their own exp...

Educator and critic Cleanth Brooks was born in Kentucky and educated at Vanderbilt, Tulane, and Oxford universities. From 1932 to 1947, he taught English at Louisiana State University and then moved on to Yale. At Yale, Brooks helped to articulate the principles of New Criticism, which dominated literary studies in the 1940s and 1950s....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:602 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 1.6 inPublished:January 2, 1976Publisher:Wadsworth Publishing

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ISBN - 10:0030769809

ISBN - 13:9780030769801

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Table of Contents

1. Poetry as a Way of Saying.2. Dramatic Situation.3. Description: Images, Modes, and Attitudes.4. Tone.5. Analogical Language: Metaphor and Symbol.6. Theme, Meaning, and Dramatic Structure.7. Applications: The Poet Looks at a Bird.8. Poems for Study.9. Representative Poems of our Time.Appendix A: How Poems Came About -- Intention and Meaning.Appendix B: Metrics.Appendix C: Metaphor and Symbol -- Compared and Contrasted.