Download Thematic Guide to American Poetry: by Allan Burns PDF

By Allan Burns

This targeted poetry source bargains interpretations of 250 poems, representing the paintings of 86 poets from a large spectrum of ancient, modern, ethnic, and canonical writers. association of this quantity allows easy accessibility to details on poetry for clients' person reasons. the most element of the consultant includes narrative essays on 21 alphabetically prepared subject matters that recur during the wealthy historical past of yank poetry.In every one part, the explications of person poems are prepared chronologically to track the evolution of a specific topic through the years. Educators instructing thematic devices will locate proper essays right here applicable as both heritage presentation, dialogue principles, or pupil assignments. Following every one access, the poems are indexed with information regarding the anthologies within which they are came across. many of the abbreviations used right here correspond to the codes utilized in The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Anthology, primary to such a lot librarians. This advisor is perfect for librarians and lecturers who have to determine and find poems on a given topic, and for college students and fanatics of poetry who desire to improve their figuring out of the thematic meanings of poems.

Show description

Read or Download Thematic Guide to American Poetry: PDF

Similar bibliographies & indexes books

Under Eastern Eyes: A Comparative Introduction to East European Travel Writing on Europe (East Looks West, Vol. 2)

This publication offers twelve experiences explicitly constructed to problematic on go back and forth writing released in ebook shape by means of east Europeans traveling in Europe from ca. 1550 to 2000. How did east Europeans have situated themselves with relation to the idea of Europe, and the way has the style of trip writing served as a method of exploring and disseminating those rules?

Explorations in Indexing and Abstracting: Pointing, Virtue, and Power

Indexing and abstracting usually fail simply because an excessive amount of emphasis is given to the mechanics of description and too little is given to what needs to be defined. this article specializes in how humans search details. Drawing on a delightfully vast base of highbrow resources—from details thought and vintage literature to Beethoven and MTV—the writer considers the fundamental query of the way we will index and summary our details in order that the consumer can truly locate it.

Education, Society and Human Nature

Meant essentially for schooling scholars this e-book presents an advent to the philosophy of schooling that tackles academic difficulties and while relates them to the mainstream of philosophical research. one of the academic themes the ebook discusses are the goals of schooling, the 2 cultures debate, ethical schooling, equality as an excellent and educational elitism.

Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History, Volume 2 (900-1050

Christian-Muslim kin, a Bibliographical heritage 2 (CMR2) is the second one a part of a basic heritage of family members among the faiths. masking the interval from 900 to 1050, it includes a chain of introductory essays, including the most physique of multiple hundred specified entries on all of the works through Christians and Muslims approximately and opposed to each other which are recognized from this era.

Additional info for Thematic Guide to American Poetry:

Example text

Such a figure seems to stand for the poet. ” More overtly scathing, Robinson Jeffers’s “Shine, Perishing Republic” (1924) qualifies as a jeremiad, or a prophetic denunciation in the spirit of Jeremiah from the Old Testament. The poem, cast in long, flowing free-verse lines, masquerades as a bit of serious advice to the poet’s sons. It first takes to task American civilization for its vulgarity and imperialism, noting that protest against such forces is utterly futile, only “a bubble in the molten mass” that will pop and disappear without effect.

Wallace Stevens’s “Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock” (1923) appears, on the surface, to be a somewhat enigmatic poem. ” Contrasts structure the poem: plain, white nightgowns versus elaborate, colorful nightgowns, and dreams people are not having about animals versus the exotic dream of the sailor. The first term of each pair can be taken as a symbol for drab, unimaginative responses to life, whereas the second term represents the opposite. Reduced to a basic idea, or shorn of its charm, the poem seems to assert that reality—or at least the reality of our culture and culturally mediated experience—is mundane without the poetic imagination to quicken it with color and life.

Plath herself conceived of this poem as a dramatic monologue, spoken by a girl whose father actually is a Nazi. In other words, Plath’s archetypal imagination amplifies and transforms the memory of Otto. ” Plath does, however, incorporate some authentic biographical details, such as the father’s Polish origin and gangrenous toe. The father figure has made the speaker’s life miserable; she likens her experience to living in a black shoe for thirty years (which was Plath’s own age at the time the poem was written—but note that she later plays more loosely with chronology when she has the speaker say that her father died when she was ten).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 19 votes