Why Poetry

Why Poetry
Author : Matthew Zapruder
Publisher : HarperCollins
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2017-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9780062343093
ISBN 13 : 0062343092
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Poetry Book Description:

An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder takes on what it is that poetry—and poetry alone—can do. Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. In lively, lilting prose, he shows us how that misunderstanding interferes with our direct experience of poetry and creates the sense of confusion or inadequacy that many of us feel when faced with it. Zapruder explores what poems are, and how we can read them, so that we can, as Whitman wrote, “possess the origin of all poems,” without the aid of any teacher or expert. Most important, he asks how reading poetry can help us to lead our lives with greater meaning and purpose. Anchored in poetic analysis and steered through Zapruder’s personal experience of coming to the form, Why Poetry is engaging and conversational, even as it makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry in an age when information is constantly being mistaken for knowledge. While he provides a simple reading method for approaching poems and illuminates concepts like associative movement, metaphor, and negative capability, Zapruder explicitly confronts the obstacles that readers face when they encounter poetry to show us that poetry can be read, and enjoyed, by anyone.

Why Poetry

Why Poetry
Author : Paul F. Cummins
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 67
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 146283387X
ISBN 13 : 9781462833870
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Poetry Book Description:

Why Poetry Matters

Why Poetry Matters
Author : Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini
Publisher : Yale University Press
Total Pages : 206
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780300124231
ISBN 13 : 0300124236
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Poetry Matters Book Description:

This deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives examines the importance of poetry and its diverse applications in the world.

Why Poetry Sucks

Why Poetry Sucks
Author : Jonathan Ball
Publisher :
Total Pages : 293
Release : 2014-07-31
ISBN 10 : 1554831229
ISBN 13 : 9781554831227
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Poetry Sucks Book Description:

A collection of humorous experimental poetry collected from the early twenty-first century by Canadian poets.

Why Poetry

Why Poetry
Author : Mary Manning
Publisher :
Total Pages : 152
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0195508106
ISBN 13 : 9780195508109
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Poetry Book Description:

Tone and mood - Words, rhyme and rhythm - Topics, ideas and presentation - Images and figures of speech - Lines, stanzas, syllables and shapes - Shades and levels of meaning - Designed to help teachers to plan programs in poetry appreciation.

Why Poetry

Why Poetry
Author : Joe O'Connor
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2019-12-04
ISBN 10 : 1732936323
ISBN 13 : 9781732936324
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Poetry Book Description:

Don t Tell Me Not to Ask Why

Don t Tell Me Not to Ask Why
Author : Samantha King Holmes
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2019-03-19
ISBN 10 : 9781524852467
ISBN 13 : 1524852465
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Tell Me Not to Ask Why Book Description:

Don’t Tell Me Not to Ask Why, Samantha King Holmes’s second solo poetry collection following her bestselling Born to Love, Cursed to Feel, is a mirror that reflects our honest truths. Holmes’s poems are like little stories, hooking readers while navigating issues like body image, family relationships, loneliness, failed relationships, and finding belonging. Don’t Tell Me Not to Ask Why is a call to introspection, a demand for honesty, and an affirmation of second chances.

For the Love of Poetry

For the Love of Poetry
Author : Nancy Lee Cecil
Publisher : Portage & Main Press
Total Pages : 136
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : 1895411874
ISBN 13 : 9781895411874
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Love of Poetry Book Description:

Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s, t.

The Mental Life of Modernism

The Mental Life of Modernism
Author : Samuel Jay Keyser
Publisher : MIT Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2020-03-03
ISBN 10 : 9780262356954
ISBN 13 : 0262356953
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mental Life of Modernism Book Description:

An argument that Modernism is a cognitive phenomenon rather than a cultural one. At the beginning of the twentieth century, poetry, music, and painting all underwent a sea change. Poetry abandoned rhyme and meter; music ceased to be tonally centered; and painting no longer aimed at faithful representation. These artistic developments have been attributed to cultural factors ranging from the Industrial Revolution and the technical innovation of photography to Freudian psychoanalysis. In this book, Samuel Jay Keyser argues that the stylistic innovations of Western modernism reflect not a cultural shift but a cognitive one. Behind modernism is the same cognitive phenomenon that led to the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century: the brain coming up against its natural limitations. Keyser argues that the transformation in poetry, music, and painting (the so-called sister arts) is the result of the abandonment of a natural aesthetic based on a set of rules shared between artist and audience, and that this is virtually the same cognitive shift that occurred when scientists abandoned the mechanical philosophy of the Galilean revolution. The cultural explanations for Modernism may still be relevant, but they are epiphenomenal rather than causal. Artists felt that traditional forms of art had been exhausted, and they began to resort to private formats—Easter eggs with hidden and often inaccessible meaning. Keyser proposes that when artists discarded their natural rule-governed aesthetic, it marked a cognitive shift; general intelligence took over from hardwired proclivity. Artists used a different part of the brain to create, and audiences were forced to play catch up.

What is Poetry

What is Poetry
Author : Nigel Fabb
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 228
Release : 2015-08-21
ISBN 10 : 9781107001855
ISBN 13 : 1107001854
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Poetry Book Description:

Illustrated by 130 languages and literatures, this book explores poetry's unique psychological qualities.