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Classic Readings and Poems

This beautiful collection includes some of the best readings and poems to help you mark anything from a birth to a death, an engagement to a retirement, a wedding to a memorial service.

Author : Jane McMorland Hunter

Release : 2014-05-01

Publisher : B T Batsford Limited

ISBN : 9781849941426

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Special occasions deserve special words—phrases more eloquent than we ourselves could compose. This lavishly illustrated collection includes some of the best readings ever created to mark births and birthdays, engagements and weddings, retirements and deaths. Arranged by theme, it includes writers ranging from Shakespeare and Wordsworth to Whitman, Angelou, and Dr. Seuss, as well as Apache prayers and Irish blessings.

Readings from Literature (Classic Reprint)

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author : Reuben Post Halleck

Release : 2017-09-18

Publisher : Forgotten Books

ISBN : 9781528189361

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Excerpt from Readings From Literature Enjoyment of literature is a progressive art, gradually developed like other arts, hence these selections are not arranged in chronological order. They begin with a simple, humorous prose story and end with Milton's poetry. The taste for poetry is often an acquired one, but experience has taught the editors that by starting with the right selec tions a lasting love of poetry can be developed. Teachers should encourage pupils to memorize at least parts of the poems in this volume and to read all of them aloud. Former pupils have often taken the trouble to say to the editors that memorizing and reading aloud certain poems resulted in an increased liking for poetry. Matthew Arnold has truly said that we ought to have always in mind lines and expres sions from the great masters and apply them as a touchstone to other poetry. Such touchstones from the masters will be found in this volume. An endeavor is made to stress the social side of English, the side that appeals to everyday human needs and interests. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Pre-Romantic Poetry

title suggests, the poem is a mock-heroic elegy in which the heroine ('pensive
Selima') is a cat who loses her life (rather ... Brooks's title comes from John
Donne's 'The Canonization' (published 1633), and his book contains classic
readings of ...

Author : Vincent Quinn

Release : 2018-08-01

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 1786945916

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Pre-Romantic Poetry intervenes powerfully in debates about eighteenth-century writing, Romanticism, and literary history. By arguing that 'pre-romanticism' exists to patrol the limits of 'romantic' writing the book questions existing approaches to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writing, and to period-based study more generally. As well as presenting pioneering re-interpretations of poets such as Thomas Gray and William Cowper, Pre-Romantic Poetry reads late-eighteenth-century poetry alongside earlier writers (especially Alexander Pope) and later ones (including William Wordsworth and John Keats). Paying particular attention to pastoral poetry, patronage, and occasional poetry, the book historicizes questions of language and form in order to shift prevailing notions of eighteenth-century and Romantic writing.

Fireside Readings

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Release : 1881

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Classic Readings in Italian Literature

He wrote some lyric and satirical poems of merit . Among his learned productions
, the principal are the two periodicals . “ The Venetian Observer , " on the plan of
the English Spectator , and " The Moral World , ” which surpassed the former in ...

Author : G. Cannizzaro

Release : 1847

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Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Law

That is why “[w]holly neutral futilities ... come under the protection of free speech
as fully as do Keats' poems or Donne's sermons,” Winters v. New York (1948) (
Frankfurter, J., dissenting), and why, “so long as the means are peaceful, the ...

Author : Susan Dimock

Release : 2016-09-16

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1315509636

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With over sixty cases as support, this text presents the philosophy of law as a perpetual series of debates with overlapping lines and cross connections. Using law as a focus to bring into relief many social and political issues of pressing importance in contemporary society, this book encourages readers to think critically and philosophically. Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Law centers on five major questions: What is law? What, if any, connection must there be between law and morality? When should law be used to restrict the liberty of individuals? To what extent should democratic states permit civil disobedience? What, if anything, justifies the infliction of punishment on those who violate the law? The extensive anthology of cases covers the mundane to the grandest of constitutional issues, including controversial topics like ownership of genetic material, capital punishment, and gay rights. Brief introductions to each case describe the central issue being litigated, the legal reasoning of the justices–both majority and dissenting–the decision of the court, and its philosophical significance.

Kaleidoscope: Contemporary and Classic Readings in Education

This has the effect of depriving schools and teachers of many of the stories,
books, poems, plays, and legends from which children might best learn the
difference between good and evil, right and wrong, hero and villain, patriot and

Author : Kevin Ryan

Release : 2009-04-13

Publisher : Cengage Learning

ISBN : 1426649339

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This comprehensive collection of high-interest readings drawn from a wide range of sources (contemporary, classic, academic, and popular) is designed to correlate with the goals of Introduction to Education and Foundations in Education courses. Accompanying pedagogical features, such as introductions, focus questions, post-reading notes, discussion questions, and a glossary, engage students and guide them in thinking critically about the readings. The book’s diversity of articles and writers -- from the classic John Dewey and Carl Rogers to the contemporary Diane Ravitch, Elliot Eisner, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Alfie Kohn -- makes it highly flexible and responsive to a broad variety of course needs. Topic areas include students and teachers; schools and instruction; curriculum and standards; foundations, philosophy, and reform; educational technology; and diversity and social issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Favourite Poems

The poems in this book are organised by themes to make it easy to find a poem that can console or amuse, or for special occasions like readings at christenings and weddings; 'Velvet Footsteps' celebrates our animal friends; 'The Glimmering ...

Author : Jane McMorland Hunter

Release : 2017-09-07

Publisher : National Trust

ISBN : 9781911358213

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An anthology of classic poems that is perfect for bedside reading, accompanied by charming illustrations by Jane Robbins. From Chaucer to Carroll, Shakespeare to Shelley, enjoy the nation's favourite poets in this gorgeous anthology by the National Trust. From Renaissance writers such as Christopher Marlowe, Romantics like Lord Byron and Modernists such as T S Eliot, explore a variety of poets from all ages. Also included in this selection are poets who are connected to National Trust properties such as Vita Sackville-West who lived at Sissinghurst and Thomas Hardy, whose cottage is looked after by the National Trust. The poems in this book are organised by themes to make it easy to find a poem that can console or amuse, or for special occasions like readings at christenings and weddings; 'Velvet Footsteps' celebrates our animal friends; 'The Glimmering Landscape' illustrates the beauty of our green isle; 'Along the Sand' explores smuggler's coves and the moods of the sea; 'The Noise of Battle' recalls classic war poems.

From Outlaw to Classic

In the Peanuts cartoon on my desk, Sally says to Charlie Brown, "We've been
reading poems in school, but I never understand any of them . . . How am I
supposed to know which poems to like?" Charlie's reply: "Somebody tells you."
This book ...

Author : Alan Golding

Release : 2009-08-26

Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN : 9780299146030

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From Outlaw to Classic presents a sweeping history of the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the American poetry canon. Students, scholars, critics, and poets will welcome this enlightening and impressively documented book. Recent writings by critics and theorists on literary canons have dealt almost exclusively with prose; Alan Golding shows that, like all canons, those of American poetry are characterized by conflict. Choosing a series of varied but representative instances, he analyzes battles and contentions among poets, anthologists, poetry magazine editors, and schools of thought in university English departments. The chapters: • present a history of American poetry anthologies • compare competing models of canon-formation, the aesthetic (poet-centered) and the institutional (critic-centered) • discuss the influence of the New Critics, emphasizing their status as practicing poets, their anti-nationalist reading of American poetry, and the landmark textbook, Understanding Poetry by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren • examine the canonizing effects of an experimental “little magazine,” Origin • trace how the Language poets address, in both their theory and their method, the canonizing institutions and canonical assumptions of the age.

60 Classic Australian Poems

'Harry' needs, and deserves, several concentrated readings to yield its full force.
Without being too 'biographical', one can see clearly how it adds to the poem
when we realise that when Webb talks of 'we' he is including himself. The poet,
too ...

Author : Geoff Page

Release : 2010-09-27

Publisher :

ISBN : 1459603435

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Featuring notable verses dating from the 19th century to contemporary times, this unique compilation offers a superb introduction to Australia's poetry scene. With contributions by a prolific poet, this examination includes a short essay following each poem that justifies its ''classic'' status. Offering such distinct and renowned voices as Adam Lindsay Gordon, Banjo Paterson, and John Kinsella, this collection is sure to be a treasured collection among both poetry fans and English students.

Making Poetry Matter

International Research on Poetry Pedagogy Sue Dymoke, Andrew Lambirth,
Anthony Wilson ... demand for poetry as voice has further encouraged the Poetry
Archive to make recordings of contemporary poets reading 'classic' poems by
poets ...

Author : Sue Dymoke

Release : 2013-06-06

Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN : 1441163530

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Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.

Poems and Readings for Christenings and Naming Ceremonies

Now finding the perfect selection is easy, thanks to this collection of poems and prose readings.

Author : Susannah Steel

Release : 2009

Publisher : New Holland Pub Limited

ISBN : 9781847734037

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Throughout history we have sought to welcome our children into the world. Whether you choose a religious service, a naming ceremony or simply a gathering of friends or relatives, choosing a reading can be difficult. Poems and Readings For Christenings and Naming Ceremonies is a lovely collection of readings on birth, new life and the joys of children and parenthood. It gathers together around 150 poems, readings and quotations from various and diverse sources including Biblical and spiritual texts, extracts from classic and modern literature, song lyrics and well-known and less familiar poems. Writers include William Wordsworth, C. Day Lewis, Shakespeare, Bob Dylan and Kahlil Gibran. The collection presents a wealth of literature that will inspire anyone who is either reading at or arranging a christening or a naming ceremony.

The Dublin University Magazine

That Latins , but despite this very suc- of this poem is indeed its chief excessful
attempt his imagination oc- cellence . ... constituted one of his influence of his
classic reading reflect- chief delights , he took up the subject ed quite as strongly
as in ...

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The Branch Will Not Break

This is a book which ought to be read at least three times, and then maybe once a month for as long as one lives.

Author : James Wright

Release : 1963-05

Publisher : Wesleyan University Press

ISBN : 9780819510181

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A new poetry book from a Pulitzer Prize winning poet.

Classic Readings in Architecture

READING 28 The Cardboard House Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright wrote
in a manner that reflected the ... clears the way for American homes that may be
modern biography and poems instead of slanderous liars and poetry crushers .

Author : Jay M. Stein

Release : 1999

Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics


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Intended as either the main text or a supplement for the Introduction to Architecture course at the senior or first year graduate level. The book consists of a set of reading of "classics" in different subject areas normally covered in a introductory course. The complete collection of readings represents a comprehensive introduction to the field of architecture.

New Conservative Explications

Because of the triumph of postmodern studies, explication of classic poems by
great dead white male English poets of ... take the form of trumpeting a new and “
correct” reading of a poem and so discarding all other readings as “incorrect.

Author : Kenneth B. Newell

Release : 2011-01-18

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN : 1443828017

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Because of the triumph of postmodern studies, explication of classic poems by great dead white male English poets of preceding centuries has greatly declined in the last several decades, even though many of the poems may still be puzzling to interested readers, young and old. This book is addressed to both audiences in the hope that new explications of twelve classic poems (or sections of these poems) by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hardy, Yeats, and Auden may help sustain interest in the poems. Although the explication procedure is now unpopular in theory and held to be as subjective as interpretation, the procedure is based on the experience that, if a puzzling poem is reasoned with, it can often be found to make sense on a basic level of understanding—a sense perhaps complex, ambiguous, or ambivalent but not self-contradictory. In essence, then, this is a book of poetry explications having esthetic aims but written in an era of unesthetic political and cultural studies. The term conservative in the title refers to explicatory rather than political conservatism as well as to critical and literary conservation—i.e., to conserving the practice of explication whether upon literary works old or new, and so also conserving esthetic interest in the old works themselves. The book also attempts to show that new conservative explications are still possible and can be still useful—even in the postmodern era and even on classic poems already much explicated—and that therefore explication still has much to do in the work of literary studies in the postmodern era.


'Literature, Compact', fourth edition, is organized into three genres: fiction, poetry, and drama.

Author : X. J. Kennedy

Release : 2004-03

Publisher : Longman Publishing Group

ISBN : 9780321245502

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'Literature, Compact', fourth edition, is organized into three genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. As in past editions, the authors' collective poetic voice aims to bring personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students' interest in the readings.

Afro-Cuban Literature

The poem is more a monologue than a real dialogue , given the absence of a
specific interlocutor and any clearly marked ... Most of the classic readings of the
poem ( Angel Augier ' s commentary may be seen as a paradigm of these ) stress

Author : Edward J. Mullen

Release : 1998

Publisher : Praeger


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Afro-Cubanism is a movement in Caribbean arts and letters that stemmed from a rediscovery of the region's African heritage during the 1920s and to some extent paralleled the Harlem Renaissance in the United States. Thus the movement was not an isolated fad but the result of a long-standing tradition. Intended for both scholars of Latin American literature and specialists in ethnic studies, this book traces the development of Afro-Cubanism from its origins in medieval Spain to its highest expression in the 1930s. Each chapter offers a close reading of a major text that represents a moment of canonical change. Throughout the volume, special attention is given to the role played by racial ideology in the construction of the literary portrayal of Afro-Cubans. Through a combination of literary history and insightful examination of key texts, the book clarifies issues regarding both the genesis of Afro-Cubanism and its importance in Spanish-American literature, and it links the movement to recent theories of canon formation by examining how Afro-Hispanic literary works have become valued by academic critics and writers. In order to show how nations of race and nationalism contributed to the shaping of the Afro-Cuban vogue, the volume looks at several major works and provides translations into English of a few short but influential studies.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 2, 1660-1800

EF Fowler , J. McCoy , D periphras of pastorHague 1 Callan , N. Augustan
reflective poetry . In From Dryden to Johnson , ed . ... Wasserman , E. R. The
subtler language : critical readings of neoclassic and romantic poems . Baltimore

Author : George Watson

Release : 1971-07-02

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 9780521079341

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 2 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

Catching Life by the Throat

This book is an anthology of poems by WH Auden, TS Eliot, Philip Larkin, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Rudyard Kipling, Sylvia Plath and W B Yeats, introduced by Josephine Hart and accompanied by a complimentary 80 minute CD featuring a ...

Author : Josephine Hart

Release : 2006

Publisher : Virago Press (UK)

ISBN : 9781844083923

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Catching Life by the Throat unites the sound, sense, and sensibility that lie at the heart of great poetry. It features eight great poets, with brief, accessible essays concerning their life and work and a selection of their poems, and it is accompanied by an 80-minute CD recorded live at the British Library: Ralph Fiennes reading Auden, Edward Fox reading Eliot, Roger Moore reading Kipling, Harold Pinter reading Larkin, and more. Whether you believe (like Robert Frost, who inspired the title) that poetry is a way of "taking life by the throat" or (like T. S. Eliot) that it "is one person talking to another," nobody does it better than the poets featured in this book. For a novice discovering the rich heritage of English-language verse or a seasoned poetry reader, Catching Life by the Throat is an extraordinary introduction to eight iconic poets.