Thinking and Writing about Poetry
First Edition   ©2016

Thinking and Writing about Poetry

Michael Meyer (University of Connecticut)  

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-8750-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-8750-1; Format: Paper Text, 480 pages

Spark a lifelong love of poetry in your students

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Leaner and more focused on critical reading and writing than its predecessor, Poetry: An Introduction, Thinking and Writing about Poetry is both a smartly chosen anthology of poetry and an effective writing about literature text.  Carefully curated and focused on helping students become better literary readers and better academic writers, this brief and flexible text is designed to spark a lifelong love of poetry. It combines classic poems with some of today’s best work. An in-depth chapter on Robert Frost reveals the real-life context in which he created, and a case study on humor and satire lightens the mood. The book supports students with thorough chapters on the poetic elements, six sensible chapters on critical reading and writing, and helpful sample close readings, writing assignments, and student papers.