An Introduction to Poetry: The River Sings

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Breaking barriers and cultivating a lifelong love of poetry, this practical guide to reading poetry is set up to provide a background in analyzing poems, applying literary theory, forming opinions and offers approaches to discussing and writing about poetry. The volume teaches readers how a writer works so that they can feel more comfortable reading poems. The author examines survivalist poetics, how readers and writers work, literary criticism, how a poem is built; metaphor, symbol, and point of view, sound and the poem, shaping the currents of poetry, reading a poem, writers on writing, and provides poems for further reading. For those looking for an accessible introduction to poetry.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY: THE RIVER SINGS by Jeff Knorr provides readers and teachers of poetry with a book that explores the poem, its parts, and ways of reading a poem in a practical manner. The poems included in this slim guide become living texts for students to study the key elements of poetry and to enhance their critical reading strategies.

An excellent text or supplement for introduction to poetry, introduction to literature, and creative writing.

About the Author:

Jeff Knorr is the author of two collections of poetry, STANDING UP TO THE DAY and WESTERN REACH. He is also the co-author of MOORING AGAINST THE TIDE: WRITING POETRY AND FICTION (Prentice Hall), the co-editor of A WRITERS COUNTRY (Prentice Hall), and the author of AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY: THE RIVER SINGS (Prentice Hall). He was the founding co-editor and poetry editor of the Clackamas Review, Red Rock Review, and Oxford Magazine, as well as others. Jeff Knorr currently lives in California's central valley and teaches literature and writing at Sacramento City College.

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