Michael Clay Thompson Poetry and Humanity

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Poetry and Humanity

 
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This volume develops and expands the program even further and is built on a theme of understanding humanity and our existence. It shows how poets push language to its maximum in order to express those things about humanity that are most true, or difficult or subtle. Longer and more challenging poems are used as examples. Topics included in the previous volumes are also here, but in more detail, also in addition: Advanced Rhymes: half-double rhyme, elided rhyme, amphisbaenic rhyme, reverse rhyme, half-rhyme. Advanced meter from monometer to octameter. Stanza: heroic couplet, terza rima, villanelle, quintet, sestet, octet, submerged sonnet. Figures of speech: metonymy, synecdoche, oxymoron. Poets quoted include:Thomas Hardy, William Blake, William Shakespeare, Henry Longfellow, Algernon Swinburne, W B Yeats, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Shelley, William Cowper, WS Gilbert, Thomas Wyatt, William Wordsworth, G J Chesterton.

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