The Giant Book of Poetry is an illustrated anthology of over 575 poems, more than 750 pages and over 60 illustrations representing ancient, classical, modern, and contemporary time periods along with a good selection of English translations of world poets. Footnotes include notes on form, definitions for unusual words, and hints on interpretation. The book includes an introduction by the editor and an appendix covering poetry meter, as well as indexes by author, title, subject, source language, and first line. The publisher is also releasing an audio CD version of the book and the book includes an index pointing from each poem to the corresponding audio CD and track, and an index pointing from each audio CD and track to the corresponding poem location in the book.
The Oxford Literacy Web is an exciting new literacy programme designed to guide schools successfully through the primary years. Fitting the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy, National Curriculum in England and Wales, English Language 5-14 in Scotland, and Common Curriculum inNorthern Ireland, the Oxford Literacy Web guides pupils through the core skills associated with learning to read and write with a diverse range of literary styles within the genres of fiction, non-fiction, rhymes, language, and poetry. The "Poetry" strand covers all the NLS reception and Year 1 requirements with strong rhyme patterns, chants and action verse, and predictable structures. The poems, from Britain and world-wide, both humorous and serious, are chosen for poetic quality and depth as well as readability, making themsuitable for language study. The packs contain a 32pp Teacher's Notes booklet, giving advice on how to teach poetry in the classroom with particular reference to the Literacy Hour. The books are available in both standard and `big book' format.
A 14 year-old boy sits in the darkness of the Holiday Theater watching a scene of anti-Mexican racism in a Rock Hudson / Elizabeth Taylore movie. This scene, this memory, is at the heart of Scene from the Movie GIANT, a remarkable book-length poem in five parts by Tino Villanueva. Villanueva excavates the meaning of this scene and in doing so grapples with urgent questions of cultural identity.
A picture book provides a wild and wacky collection of poetry featuring a cast of unusual characters of all shapes and sizes, including a dinosaur canary and a karate-kicking princess. Reprint.
These are trade editions of selected titles from the Oxford Poem Tree. Each book contains funny, sad, mysterious, reflective, and fantastic poems, brought to life with beautiful colour illustrations.
The book explores the forces of spirituality that begin within us. These forces are examined by short poems related to the inner experiencing of healing and awakening. Armed with inner strength, we are now able to share and become one world. The second half of the book focuses on the outer actions as a result of our inner being. It is the process of living from the inside out enabling us to be less adversely influenced by a society attached to the external. It is my wish that the content provide the inspiration to live with joy, peace, love and gratitude.
Celebrated as a major novelist throughout the English-speaking world, Atwood has also written eleven volumes of poetry. Houghton Mifflin is proud to have published SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1975, a volume of selections from Atwood's poetry of that decade.
The poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by his uncle Joseph of Arimathea, a tin merchant, travelled to what is now England and visited Glastonbury during the unknown years of Jesus. The legend is linked to an idea in the Book of Revelation describing a Second Coming, wherein Jesus establishes a new Jerusalem. The Christian Church in general, and the English Church in particular, has long used Jerusalem as a metaphor for Heaven, a place of universal love and peace. In the most common interpretation of the poem, Blake implies that a visit by Jesus would briefly create heaven in England, in contrast to the "dark Satanic Mills" of the Industrial Revolution. Blake's poem asks questions rather than asserting the historical truth of Christ's visit. Thus the poem merely implies that there may, or may not, have been a divine visit, when there was briefly heaven in England. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.
This essential collection of Michael McClure's poetry contains the most original, radical, and visionary work of a major poet who has been garnering acclaim and generating controversy for more than fifty years. Ranging from A Fist Full, published in 1957, through Swirls in Asphalt, a new poem sequence, Of Indigo and Saffron is both an excellent introduction to this unique American voice and an impressive selection from McClure's landmark volumes for those already familiar with his boldly inventive work. One of the five poets who heralded the Beat movement in the 1955 Six Gallery reading in San Francisco, McClure reveals in his poetry a close kinship to Romanticism, Modernism, Surrealism, and Japanese haiku. These poems—grounded in imagination and a profound regard for the natural world—chart a poetic landscape of utter originality.
The book is a self-expression and narration of poet's struggles which are reflected here in a very trenchant manner. The poems largely represent the collective voice and individual repression that paves the way through poetic expression and assertion. It is all about the raising of the voice against the oppressive structure and vicious treatment to the marginal groups and communities. gender-based and caste-based atrocities are echoed here through the medium of satires and ironies in the poems. The book enables us to feel the pain and helplessness of the downtrodden class of the society.
Analyzes the poetics and story telling techniques of the fourth-century poet Claudian as tools of Late Antique political propaganda.
Treasury of 20 shorter works by the author of Paradise Lost. Included are "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity," "On Shakespeare," "L'Allegro," "Il Penseroso," "Comus, A Mask," "Lycidas," "On the Late Massacre in Piemont," "On His Blindness," "On His Deceased Wife," "Samson Agonistes" and more. Alphabetical lists of titles and first lines.