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The Resource How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry, Edward Hirsch

How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry, Edward Hirsch

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How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry
Title
How to read a poem
Title remainder
and fall in love with poetry
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Edward Hirsch
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Language
eng
Summary
"Read a poem to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp and read it while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone sleeps next to you. Say it over to yourself in a place where silence reigns and the din of culture-the constant buzzing noise that surrounds you-has momentarily stopped. This poem has come from a great distance to find you." So begins this astonishing book by one of our leading poets and critics. In an unprecedented exploration of the genre, Hirsch writes about what poetry is, why it matters, and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message-which is of vital importance in day-to-day life-can reach us and make a difference. For Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life, it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In a marvelous reading of world poetry, including verse by such poets as Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, and many more, Hirsch discovers the meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives but don't know how to read it
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An examination from an award-winning poet and critic of the reasons for and meanings of poetry offers an analysis of poems by Wordsworth, Plath, Neruda, and others to precisely delineate their unique power and their ineffable message
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2000.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1999.
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155489
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1950-
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Hirsch, Edward
Dewey number
808.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Duke University
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True
Series statement
Harvest Reading guide
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  • Poetics
  • Poetry
  • Poetry
Target audience
adult
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and fall in love with poetry
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How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry, Edward Hirsch
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12015837
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780547543727
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12015837
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remote
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12015837
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry, Edward Hirsch
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT12015837
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547543727
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12015837
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12015837
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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