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Studying Poetry

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This engaging introduction to poetry covers the entire tradition of poetry in English, providing close readings of interesting and varied texts. In this updated second edition, coverage has been expanded to cover medieval poetry and to give more weight to literary theory and women poets, while a new chapter focuses on key contemporary poets.
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements.- PART 1: READING POETRY Reading Aloud; Describing a Poem; Varieties of Poetic Style; Evaluation of Poetry.- PART 2: POETRY THROUGH THE CENTURIES Introduction; Medieval The Genesis of English Verse; The Renaissance A Time of Tension; The Early Seventeenth Century The Pilgrimage to 'The Kingdom of Man'; Romanticism In Praise of Imagination; Victorianism Faith and Doubt; Modernism 'Make it New'; After Modernism; Contemporary Poetry; Historical Tables.- Further Reading.- Glossary of Literary Terms.- Index.

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BARRY SPURR is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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BARRY SPURR is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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