Papa Is a Poet

There was a time, though, when Frost had to struggle to get his poetry published. Told from the point of view of Lesley, Robert Frost's oldest daughter, this is the story of how a lover of language found his voice.

Papa Is a Poet

Author: Natalie S. Bober

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1466845090

Page: 40

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Papa Is a Poet: is a picture book about the famous American poet Robert Frost, imagined through the eyes of his daughter Lesley. When Robert Frost was a child, his family thought he would grow up to be a baseball player. Instead, he became a poet. His life on a farm in New Hampshire inspired him to write "poetry that talked," and today he is famous for his vivid descriptions of the rural life he loved so much. There was a time, though, when Frost had to struggle to get his poetry published. Told from the point of view of Lesley, Robert Frost's oldest daughter, this is the story of how a lover of language found his voice.

Dreams

"What you find in this poem: paradox, nonsense, nihilism, disillusionment, dreams made ashes, all this and more will multiply, kaleidoscopic recombine in all creation contained in these volumes.If, the notions and synthetic concepts ...

Dreams

Author: Sorin Cerin

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1729373739

Page: 114

View: 467

PhD Professor Elvira Sorohan - An existentialist poet of the 21st Century:"Move forward with reading, being curious to see you how the poet remains on same chord of background, and how deep, how seriously lives in this idea, not at all new. And it is not new for that the roots of the existentialism, reformulated modern, draw their sap from the skepticism of biblical, melancholic Ecclesiastes, discouraged, in the tragic consciousness of finitude as destiny. It is the King biblical, an, existentialist avant la lettre. He discovers that " weather is to you be born, and a time is to die", otherwise "all is hunting of wind". What else can be said new in our time, even in personal formula, when the existentialism has been intensively supported philosophically, in centuries XIX, and, XX, from Kierkegaard and up to Sartre, with specific nuances. A poem in the terms, of the existentialism status, more can interested the being of the our days, slave of the visual image and the Internet, only through adaptations or additions updated, complementary the central idea, and not finally, by the power of the return over of the self. It is about what you are trying to achieve the poet Sorin Cerin, leaving us, from the beginning, the impression that he lives the miracle creative, the inspiration."

How Does a Poem Mean

Originally published as one section of a collaborative volume entitled introduction to literature.

How Does a Poem Mean

Author: John Ciardi

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 366

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Originally published as one section of a collaborative volume entitled introduction to literature.

Sound and Form in Modern Poetry

In clear, accessible language, the text provides a way of looking at poetry that helps us measure the achievements of outstanding poets in English.

Sound and Form in Modern Poetry

Author: Harvey Seymour Gross

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472065172

Page: 348

View: 259

An updated and expanded version of a classic and essential text on prosody.

What Is A Poet

Han/e Lazer INTRODUCTION What is poetry? is so nearly the same question
with, what is a poet? that the answer to the one is involved in the solution of the
other. “Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria he Eleventh Alabama ...

What Is A Poet

Author: Hank Lazer

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817356274

Page: 295

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This book discusses the extent of distrust and the extent of the misunderstandings that exist in the poetry world.

Henry Pond the Poet

Henry Pond is a toad, he is also a poet. Hej is determined to win over his warty beauty with words or action.

Henry Pond the Poet

Author: Dick King-Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780340657003

Page: 64

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Henry Pond is a toad, he is also a poet. Hej is determined to win over his warty beauty with words or action.

Hermetic Definition Poetry

This late collection, written in the last years of H.D.'s life, is a testament to the fine ear and mythic sense of a poet who is now recognized as one of the greatest of her generation.

Hermetic Definition  Poetry

Author: Hilda Doolittle

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811222381

Page: 128

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This late collection, written in the last years of H.D.'s life, is a testament to the fine ear and mythic sense of a poet who is now recognized as one of the greatest of her generation. H. D.’s (Hilda Doolittle, 1884-1961) late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation. The title poem and other long pieces in this collection ("Sagesse" and "Winter Love") were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublished, except in fragments. We can see now in proper context her fine ear for the free line, and understand why other poets, such as Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan, find so much to admire in H. D.’s work. As in her earlier books, one level of H.D.’s significant poetic statement derives from her intimate knowledge of and identification with classical Greek and arcane cultures; taken together, these elements make up the poet’s own personal myth. Norman Holmes Pearson, H. D’s friend and literary executor, has contributed an illuminating foreword to this impressive collection. H. D.’s (Hilda Doolittle, 1884-1961) late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation. The title poem and other long pieces in this collection ("Sagesse" and "Winter Love") were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublished, except in fragments. We can see now in proper context her fine ear for the free line, and understand why other poets, such as Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan, find so much to admire in H. D.’s work. As in her earlier books, one level of H.D.’s significant poetic statement derives from her intimate knowledge of and identification with classical Greek and arcane cultures; taken together, these elements make up the poet’s own personal myth. Norman Holmes Pearson, H. D’s friend and literary executor, has contributed an illuminating foreword to this impressive collection.

The Crowning of a Poet s Quest

If Emerson could write that “the world is the perennial miracle,”54 Walcott, when
asked how much the notion of suicide had affected his poetry, answered that “It is
very hard to get up in a Caribbean morning and want to kill yourself.”55 In the ...

The Crowning of a Poet s Quest

Author: Paola Loreto

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042026383

Page: 225

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This first extended study of Derek Walcott's Tiepolo's Hound (2000) defines the book as the culmination of the poetry and poetic of the Caribbean writer and Nobel Prize winner. In this long poem, Walcott achieves three goals pursued throughout his career: to develop an original Caribbean aesthetic; to meld the modes of poetry and prose; and to formulate theBildung of the island-artist in terms of an 'autobiographical' narrative. The analysis provides an aesthetic and cultural evaluation of the poem, in terms both of the Western poetic tradition to which it refers through its rich intertextuality and of its significance as a postcolonial milestone.The commentary locates Walcott in an aesthetic tradition running from Emerson through the American Pragmatists to modernist poets; describes his experimental use of certain central narrative strategies in his semi-autobiographical long poems, which is compared to those of another, openly admired, bilingual writer, Vladimir Nabokov; explores Walcott's revision of the epic mode and of the genre of autobiography; delineates his unfolding of a post-Romantic internalization of the poet's Arthurian quest; and discusses his complex treatment of the multi-layered metaphor of light as major evidence of the maturity of his style and poetic, with their conscious cross-fertilization between the literary cultures of Europe and the Caribbean. An appendix to this study contains the transcriptions of various 'Walcott events' that took place in Italy in the summers of 2000 and 2001, including a creative writing seminar, a press conference, and readings. This extensive material opens a window onto Walcott's gifts as a teacher, to his stringent yet passionate commitment to the art of poetry, and to the ways in which he and his students grapple with the challenges of literary translation.

Twigs Is a Poet

Twigs Is a Poet

Author: Greenwood Elementary School

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450219705

Page: 108

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POETRY Once again the students of Greenwood Elementary school demonstrate their writing skills through the TWIGS series. This edition consists of poetry that young children write on the subjects that are important to them in their lives.

The Poet s Voice

1 The poet hero : language and representation in the Odyssey Heavenly hurt it
gives us – We can find no scar . But internal ... Emily Dickinson The Odyssey is a
central text in any discussion of ' the poet ' s voice in Greek poetry . Not only is ...

The Poet s Voice

Author: Professor of Greek Literature and Culture and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521395700

Page: 369

View: 610

A study of ancient Greek poetry analysing the question: what is a poet?

The Poet of Baghdad

Presents the true story of one family's experience of life before, during, and after the regime of Saddam Hussein in a portrait of Nabeel Yasin, a noted poet who fell victim to the persecution of the Ba'ath Party's secret police, was ...

The Poet of Baghdad

Author: Jo Tatchell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780767926973

Page: 351

View: 668

Presents the true story of one family's experience of life before, during, and after the regime of Saddam Hussein in a portrait of Nabeel Yasin, a noted poet who fell victim to the persecution of the Ba'ath Party's secret police, was declared an enemy of the state, and fled Iraq in 1979, leaving much of his family behind. Originally published as Nabeel's Song. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Poet s Work

On the contrary , Milosz's is a unique case of a poet who either translates himself
into a foreign language or actively collaborates with his translators , the latter
being veritable Milosz specialists . In other words , English versions of his books
 ...

The Poet s Work

Author: Leonard Nathan

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674689701

Page: 178

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Born eighty years ago in Lithuania, Czeslaw Milosz has been acclaimed "one of the greatest poets of our time, perhaps the greatest" (Joseph Brodsky). This self-described "connoisseur of heavens and abysses" has produced a corpus of poems, essays, memoirs, and fiction of such depth and range that the reader's imagination is moved far beyond ordinary limits of consciousness. In The Poet's Work Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn follow Milosz's wanderings in exile from Poland to Paris to Berkeley as they chart the singular development of his art. Relating his life and his works to the unfolding of his thought, they have crafted a lucid reading of Milosz that far surpasses anything yet written on this often enigmatic poet. The Poet's Work is not only a solid introduction to Milosz; it is also a unique record of the poet's own interpretations of his work. As colleagues of Milosz at Berkeley, Nathan and Quinn had long, detailed discussions with the poet. It is this spirit of collaboration that brings a sense of immediacy and authority to their seamless study. Nathan and Quinn reveal as never before why Milosz is a true visionary, a poet of ideas in history. And they show how the influence of Blake, Simone Weil, Dostoevsky, Lev Shestov, and Swedenborg, together with Henry Miller, Allen Ginsberg, and Robinson Jeffers, has enriched his vision. Milosz's lifelong experience of totalitarian regimes that exalt science and technology over individual needs and aspirations, his acute sense of alienation as an migr , and his humanistic zeal and belief in the primacy of living have brought a prismatic quality to his poetry. At seventy, Milosz spoke of himself as an "ecstatic pessimist." In their sensitive mapping of his art, Nathan and Quinn skillfully demonstrate that Milosz's global influence has been achieved by the ever-shifting balance he strikes between ecstasy and pessimism. Irony and humor are never far from this book, which not only communicates Milosz's polyphonic message but also evokes his uniquely humane sensibility. The Poet's Work is an illuminating introduction to Milosz that will inform and engage scholars and general readers for years to come.

Feelings of a Poet

Writing poetry is a passionate love of mine, and this book is dedicated to all those
who love life to the fullest. Writing poetry is a wonderful hobby and joy; however, I
do enjoy reading the poetic works of poets known and unknown. Those who ...

Feelings of a Poet

Author: Zyon D. Smiley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101998

Page: 257

View: 538

An African proverb states, When a man knows his proverbs, he can reconcile his differences. A similar sentiment can be said about poetry; if a man knows his poetry, he can overcome heavy burdens and add flavor to life experiences. The poems in this book were born out of my experiences with romance, love, joy, happiness, pain, fear, sadness and anxiety emotions all people experiences. The poetry in this book is far more than just words. These words are a life force captured from moments in time, much like images caught on a video tape or music recorded on a cd. This book looks at intimate daily experiences and the natural world around us. Reflect, meditate, and ponder to look for hidden truth and meaning in each poem. Step into the world of in depth feelings, along with the ecstasy of expression.

The Greatest Love Poems Ever Written

h/Zaf/k a/ooe/Z W A poet is a person who has visions, who can see into the future.
Poets can prone size, a poet can see your soul and your heart. What is a poet? A
poet knows the truth when they hear it.A poet is a person that wonders all over ...

The Greatest Love Poems Ever Written

Author: David L. Cook

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481704370

Page: 236

View: 805

This book contains serious poems about life, and love. This is a book everyone 18 or older would enjoy reading because it has some graphic poems as well graphic social issues. It has many poems inside that you can relate when it comes to real life situations. You will be able to relate to all of the poems because they are a part of every day life experiences. It will help grow as a person and it will open you mind to bigger ideas. It will encourage you and give more you more self confidence that can do anything that you set your mind to.

The Medieval Poet as Voyeur

The earliest, The Book of the Duchess, comes nearest to presenting him as a
participant in the love which is the courtly poet's required subject-matter. In its 43-
line prologue Chaucer appears as a melancholy victim of love-sickness (though ...

The Medieval Poet as Voyeur

Author: A. C. Spearing

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521410946

Page: 321

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In his new book, leading medievalist A. C. Spearing provides the only study of the many scenes of secret watching and listening in medieval love-stories, and of the way that the central importance of these scenes encourages both the poets and their readers to imagine themselves as voyeurs in relation to what they read.

The Poet s Mind

The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830-1870 Gregory Tate ... Who is a poet
needs must apprehend Alike both speech and thoughts which prompt to speak.
Part these, and thought withdraws to poetry: Speech is reported in the newspaper
.1 ...

The Poet s Mind

Author: Gregory Tate

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191634328

Page: 214

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The Poet's Mind is a major study of how Victorian poets thought and wrote about the human mind. It argues that Victorian poets, inheriting from their Romantic forerunners the belief that subjective thoughts and feelings were the most important materials for poetry, used their writing both to give expression to mental processes and to scrutinise and analyse those processes. In this volume Gregory Tate considers why and how psychological analysis became an increasingly important element of poetic theory and practice in the mid-nineteenth century, a time when the discipline of psychology was emerging alongside the growing recognition that the workings of the mind might be understood using the analytical methods of science. The writings of Victorian poets often show an awareness of this psychology, but, at the same time, the language and tone of their psychological verse, and especially their ambivalent use of terms such as 'brain', 'mind', and 'soul', voice an unresolved tension, felt throughout Victorian culture, between scientific theories of psychology and metaphysical or religious accounts of selfhood. The Poet's Mind considers the poetry of Browning, Tennyson, Arnold, Clough, and George Eliot, offering detailed readings of several major Victorian poems, and presenting new evidence of their authors' interest in contemporary psychological theory. Ranging across lyric verse, epic poetry, and the dramatic monologue, the book explores the ways in which poetry simultaneously drew on, resisted, and contributed to the spread of scientific theories of mind in Victorian Britain.

A Poet s Glossary

The earliest form of Kashmiri poetry, vakh is a Sanskrit word that means “speech,”
“talk,” “saying.” It is solely practiced by the Shaiva school of poets, whose songs
glow with devotional fervor. The mystical poems of Lal Ded or Lalla ...

A Poet s Glossary

Author: Edward Hirsch

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547737467

Page: 85

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“An instant classic that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious poet and literature student” (The Washington Post). A major addition to the literature of poetry, Edward Hirsch’s sparkling new work is a compilation of forms, devices, groups, movements, isms, aesthetics, rhetorical terms, and folklore—an “absorbing” book all readers, writers, teachers, and students of poetry will return to over and over (The New Yorker). Hirsch has delved deeply into the poetic traditions of the world, returning with an inclusive, international compendium. Moving gracefully from the bards of ancient Greece to the revolutionaries of Latin America, from small formal elements to large mysteries, he provides thoughtful definitions for the most important lyrical vocabulary, imbuing his work with a lifetime of scholarship and the warmth of a man devoted to his art. Knowing how a poem works is essential to unlocking its meaning. Hirsch’s entries will deepen readers’ relationships with their favorite poems and open greater levels of understanding in each new poem they encounter. Shot through with the enthusiasm, authority, and sheer delight that made How to Read a Poem so beloved, A Poet’s Glossary is a new classic.

Poetry into Song

drawnout monosyllable that fits the peacefulness of the poem. “Kurze Fahrt,”
which uses lively images throughout, ends with the consonantladen syllables of
the military resting place: “Nachtquartier” (“night quarters”). The two Eichendorff
lyrics ...

Poetry into Song

Author: Deborah Stein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199890161

Page: 432

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Focusing on the music of the great song composers--Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, and Strauss--Poetry Into Song offers a systematic introduction to the performance and analysis of Lieder . Part I, "The Language of Poetry," provides chapters on the themes and imagery of German Romanticism and the methods of analysis for German Romantic poetry. Part II, "The Language of the Performer," deals with issues of concern to performers: texture, temporality, articulation, and interpretation of notation and unusual rhythm accents and stresses. Part III provides clearly defined analytical procedures for each of four main chapters on harmony and tonality, melody and motive, rhythm and meter, and form. The concluding chapter compares different settings of the same text, and the volume ends with several appendices that offer text translations, over 40 pages of less accessible song scores, a glossary of technical terms, and a substantial bibliography. Directed toward students in both voice and theory, and toward all singers, the authors establish a framework for the analysis of song based on a process of performing, listening, and analyzing, designed to give the reader a new understanding of the reciprocal interaction between performance and analysis. Emphasizing the masterworks, the book features numerous poetic texts, as well as a core repertory of songs. Examples throughout the text demonstrate points, while end of chapter questions reinforce concepts and provide opportunities for directed analysis. While there are a variety of books on Lieder and on German Romantic poetry, none combines performance, musical analysis, textual analysis, and the interrelation between poetry and music in the systematic, thorough way of Poetry Into Song.

The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

example, thinks Shakespeare a great poet—yet the fool has never read
Shakespeare. But the fool's neighbour, who is a step higher on the Andes of the
mind, whose head '(that is to say, his more exalted thought) is too far above the
fool to be ...

The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048631622X

Page: 240

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This magnificently decorated hardcover edition re-creates a 1900 publication from the Endymion series of illustrated poets. The volume contains Poe's complete poems in addition to his most important critical essays on poetry.

Kamala Das and Her Poetry

10 Conclusion : As a Poetic Artist Kamala Das , who took the literary world by
storm in the mid - sixties , has created a permanent place for herself in
contemporary Indo - English poetry . Though she has produced only three
volumes of verse to ...

Kamala Das and Her Poetry

Author: A. N. Dwivedi

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171568932

Page: 164

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This Book Traces The Origin And Growth Of Kamala Das As A Poet Through Successive Stages. Mrs. Das, Who Received No Formal Education, No Pompous University Degree, Stands On Her Own Merit And Is Placed On The Pinnacle Of Reputation And Distinction Among Indo-English Poets Of Today. Her Scintillating Verse Has That Irresistible Force And Tilting Rhythm In It Which Captures The Reader S Attention Immediately. The Reader Often Feels That He Is In The Presence Of A Writer Who Is Highly Gifted And Skilful, Largely Emotional And Subjective, And Who Is Ever Celebrating The Charms Of The Body And The Hungers Of The Sex, Without Getting Him Bored Even For A While. The Poetess Admirably Comes Through The Dictum Of William Wordsworth When He Pronounced That Poetry Is The Spontaneous Overflow Of Powerful Feelings. The Present Book Endeavours To Combine Biography And Criticism And Makes A Critical-Analytical Study Of Mrs. Das S Verse To Date. It Is Not So Much A Chronological Survey Of Her Literary Output As An Investigation Into The Aspects Of Her Poetry. There Are Already Books, Articles And Reviews On Kamala Das, But This One Is Unique In Evaluating Her Poetic Worth In The Light Of Her Work And In Ascertaining Her Position Amongst Contemporary Indo-English Poets. This May Well Claim To Be The First Of Its Kind In Making A Pointed Approach To Diverse Subjects Of Her Verse, To Her Being A Confessional Poet, To Her Conspicuous Tragic Vision Of Art, And In Critically Examining Some Of Her Significant Poems And In Undertaking An Appraisal Of Her Novel, Alphabet Of Lust (1976), And Of Her Prose Works. It Is, Thus, Designed For The Benefit Of The Teachers Of English Literature And The Taught Alike.