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6 edition of How to Read a Poem (Meridian) found in the catalog.

How to Read a Poem (Meridian)

by Burton Raffel

  • 114 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Plume .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7589911M
ISBN 100452010330
ISBN 109780452010338

How to Read a Poem Out Loud. No doubt, most of the readers will be students with little or no experience in reading poetry out loud, especially to such a large group. And we know that a poem will live or die depending on how it is read. What follows, then, are a few pointers about the oral recitation of poetry. The readers, by the way, should not read cold; they should be given their poem . Subtitled A Guide to Reading Poetry for Pleasure and Practical Criticism, this book – which was updated for a second edition in – is a wonderfully clear and comprehensive introduction to the appreciation of Lennard shows how we can enjoy poetry by understanding its technical features and techniques: his epigraph, from C. L. R. James, suggests a parallel .

  "The wit he brings to the task of helping readers read poems will, for some readers (myself included), be a source of pleasure." (Notes and Queries, June )"From the first page, the reader of How to Read a Poem realises that this, at last, is a book which begins to answer Adrian Mitchell's charge: 'Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry Reviews:   Anyone fortunate enough to read an Ed Hirsch column in the American Poetry Review knows that this man's enthusiasm for poetry is unparralleled. In this Book, Hirsch offers his bottomless understanding of poetry's necessity, and his ability to dig into the souls of poets Cited by:

Poet and businessman Wallace Stevens said that poetry is "a response to the daily necessity of getting the world right." National Poetry Month is the perfect time to begin to make poetry one of your own daily necessities.. The best point of entry to the world of poetry is, of course, the poem. Dive right into a book of poems—anthologies can be great starting points for browsing . An award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys--and challenges--of the genre In Don't Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one/5.


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How to Read a Poem book to Read a Poem is an unprecedented exploration of poetry and feeling. In language at once acute and emotional, distinguished poet and critic Edward Hirsch describes why poetry matters and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message can make a by: Browse the Amazon editors' picks for the Best Books offeaturing our favorite reads in more than a dozen categories.

click to open popover. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle by: Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poem is designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends the subject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personal possession of the students and the general reader.

Offers a detailed examination of poetic form and its relation to content. Takes a wide range of poems from the Renaissance to the/5. : How to Read a Poem (Meridian) (): Raffel, Burton: Books. List Price: $ Save: $ (6%) FREE Shipping. Get free shipping. Free day shipping within the U.S. when you order $ of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.

Or get business-day shipping on this item for $Cited by: 1. How to Read Poetry: The Process Choose a poem. It may be a poem that has been assigned to you, or maybe your friend has shared it, The type of poem it is will give you huge clues to what it’s doing.

Next, scan the poem for words that aren’t familiar. Circle these words and look them up. Give. Reading poetry can be very frustrating if you don't know what it means.

So many poems are perplexing, paradoxical, and just plain hard to understand. And yet it is often the poems that are the most difficult to crack open that can offer us the richest reading experiences — if we know how to read them and what to expect from them.

ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The digit and digit formats both work.

Scan an ISBN with your phone. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare s: Use the guidelines below to learn how to read a poem and understand it. Read a poem with a pencil in your hand. Mark it up; write in the margins; react to it; get involved with it. Circle important, or striking, or repeated words.

Draw lines to connect related ideas. Mark difficult or confusing words, lines, and passages. A poem about how to read a book. The artwork is busy and brilliantly colorful, mixed with collages and cutouts. At times I felt the poem got lost in the artwork/5.

Those of us who find and read poems become their unknown addresses. To the Reader Setting Out. The reader of poetry is a kind of pilgrim setting out. To read a poem is to depart from the familiar, to leave all expectations behind. In the Beginning is the Relation. You can also see whether it looks like the last poem you read by the same poet or even a poem by another poet.

All of these are good qualities to notice, and they may lead you to a better understanding of the poem in the end. But sooner or later, you’re going to have to read the poem, word by word.

To begin, read the poem aloud. I found this book hard to put down, and read most of it in just one or two days. I love the concept he uses of comparing reading a poem to finding a message in a bottle, since most poems we read are chance occurrences where a person meets the mind and the heart of a poet in some random opportunity, but finds infinite delight in the discovery.4/4(95).

Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poem is designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends the subject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personal possession of the students and the general reader.

Offers a detailed examination of poetic form and its relation to content. I was interested in both learning more about reading poetry and in how to start a poetry circle (mostly the circle), and this book is juicy on the former, but parched on the latter.

That bit was squished into one short chapter at the end, mostly about choosing the frequency of meetings (monthly or seasonal seems best).4/5.

Writing a short poem about a book is an effective way to summarize a topic, theme or character in an artistic way. Poetry is descriptive and emotional, so you can focus on elements of the book that inspired, intrigued or moved you. You won't be able to summarize the entire book in your short poem, so focus on one.

A book by Tania Runyan, about how to read a poem—based on the Billy Collins poem "Introduction to Poetry." Then the stories started pouring in, and we listened with awe. Readers new to poetry, teachers, people who'd come late to poetry, they told us: this book can change everything. Let it change your classroom, your students, or your life.

In reading How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry, my soul went to school for several months and was deeply nourished.

About six years ago, I was introduced to the poems of Edward Hirsch and was enchanted by them. This time round, I experienced Hirsch as a poetry teacher par excellence/5.

Read in Crazy Places. Just like music, the experience of poetry changes depending on your mood and the environment. Read in as many different places as possible: at the beach, on a mountain, in the subway.

Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery for a poem to really come alive. Think Like a Poet. Here’s a fun exercise. Molly Peacock is the author of four books of poems and a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece, a founder of the "Poetry in Motion" program, and co-editor of the anthology Poetry in Motion: Poems from the Subways and poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and other was President of the Poetry Society of America from Cited by: Poetry Books, Nursery Rhymes, & Song Books Teach listening skills, rhyming patterns, and rhythm to students of all ages with these engaging Poetry Books, traditional Nursery Rhymes, and Song Books.

The poetry writing lessons with scaffolded worksheets also offer opportunities to identify, read, and write poetry.

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The very best way to read a poem is perhaps to be young, intelligent, and slightly drunk. There is no doubt, however, that reading poems in old age cultivates a desire to have read more poems in Author: Mark Yakich.

Read the poem aloud. If you’re in a house with another person, this is problematic. Maybe you can go to your room, maybe you can go out and sit in the car where nobody will hear : Jake Nevins.