How to Play a Poem

How to Play a Poem addresses critics ready to abandon New Criticism, teachers eager to rethink poetry, readers eager to enjoy it, and students willing to give it a chance, inviting them to discover a lively and enlivening way to animate ...

How to Play a Poem

How to Play a Poem

Approaching poems as utterances designed and packaged for pleasurable reanimation, How to Play a Poem leads readers through a course that uses our common experience of language to bring poems to life. It mobilizes the speech genres we acquire in our everyday exchanges to identify “signs of life” in poetic texts that can guide our co-creation of tone. How to Play a Poem draws on ideas from the Bakhtin School, usually associated with fiction rather than poetry, to construct a user-friendly practice of close reading as an alternative to the New Critical formalism that still shapes much of teaching and alienates many readers. It sets aside stock questions about connotation and symbolism to guide the playing out of dynamic relations among the human parties to poetic utterances, as we would play a dramatic script or musical score. How to Play a Poem addresses critics ready to abandon New Criticism, teachers eager to rethink poetry, readers eager to enjoy it, and students willing to give it a chance, inviting them to discover a lively and enlivening way to animate familiar and unfamiliar poems.

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How to Play a Poem
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Don Bialostosky
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-21 - Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

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How to Read a Poem
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Terry Eagleton
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-15 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poemis designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends thesubject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personalpossession of the students and the general reader. Offers a detailed examination of poetic form and its relationto
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Pages: 1331
Authors: Terry Eagleton
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Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: American Poetry & Literacy Project, Academy of American Poets
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-01 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Seventy lighthearted, much-loved poems cover everything from books and imagination to friendship and the beauty of the natural world. Includes such notable poets as Lewis Carroll, Ogden Nash, and Marianne Moore.
The Art of Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Shira Wolosky
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-19 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In The Art of Poetry, Shira Wolosky provides a dazzling introduction to an art whose emphasis on verbal music, wordplay, and dodging the merely literal makes it at once the most beguiling and most challenging of literary forms. A uniquely comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to poetic form, The Art of Poetry

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