The Poetry Handbook: A Guide to Reading Poetry for Pleasure and Practical Criticism

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Chapter Glossary
Expressionist: of criticism, believing the meaning of a text to express and to be determined by the author's intentions. (The term has other meanings in art history and theatre studies.)
Persona: an alternative for 'poet'.
Poet: as distinct from 'poet', the actual historical person; the author.
'Poet': as distinct from poet (without single inverted commas), the supposed writer or speaker of a given text; the rhetorical construct designated by 'I' or 'me'. Also referred to as the 'persona'.

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The Poetry Handbook: A Guide to Reading Poetry for Pleasure and Practical Criticism
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Contents xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Metre 1
  • Chapter Glossary 21
  • Form 23
  • Chapter Glossary 45
  • Layout 47
  • Chapter Glossary 57
  • Punctuation 58
  • Chapter Glossary 73
  • Lineation 75
  • Chapter Glossary 84
  • Rhyme 85
  • Chapter Glossary 101
  • Diction 103
  • Chapter Glossary 119
  • Syntax 120
  • History 140
  • Chapter Glossary 157
  • Biography 158
  • Chapter Glossary 169
  • Gender 170
  • Chapter Glossary 182
  • Exams 183
  • Glossary and Index of Technical Terms 194
  • Index of Poems and Poets Quoted and Cited 209
  • Select Bibliography and Further Reading 214
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