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Understanding Poetry Paperback – 2 Jan 1976


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1. Poetry as a Way of Saying. 2. Dramatic Situation. 3. Description: Images, Modes, and Attitudes. 4. Tone. 5. Analogical Language: Metaphor and Symbol. 6. Theme, Meaning, and Dramatic Structure. 7. Applications: The Poet Looks at a Bird. 8. Poems for Study. 9. Representative Poems of our Time. Appendix A: How Poems Came About -- Intention and Meaning. Appendix B: Metrics. Appendix C: Metaphor and Symbol -- Compared and Contrasted.

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  • Paperback: 602 pages
  • Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.; 4th edition edition (2 January 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0030769809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0030769801
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 3.6 x 23.5 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,32,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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