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How to Read a Poem

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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.
How to Read a Poem is an unprecedented exploration of poetry and feeling. In language at once acute and emotional, National Book Critics Circle award-winning distinguished poet and critic Edward Hirsch describes why poetry matters and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message can make a difference. In a marvelous reading of verse from around the world, including work by Pablo Neruda, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, and Sylvia Plath, among many others, Hirsch discovers the true meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts.
"The answer Hirsch gives to the question of how to read as poem is: Ecstatically."??—??Boston Book Review


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Publisher: HarperCollins

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780547543727
  • Release date: March 22, 1999

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780547543727
  • File size: 698 KB
  • Release date: March 22, 1999

Formats

OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:1210
Text Difficulty:9-12

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.
How to Read a Poem is an unprecedented exploration of poetry and feeling. In language at once acute and emotional, National Book Critics Circle award-winning distinguished poet and critic Edward Hirsch describes why poetry matters and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message can make a difference. In a marvelous reading of verse from around the world, including work by Pablo Neruda, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, and Sylvia Plath, among many others, Hirsch discovers the true meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts.
"The answer Hirsch gives to the question of how to read as poem is: Ecstatically."??—??Boston Book Review


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