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Fiction
Author: James Fenton
ISBN: 0670911003
Subcategory: Poetry
Pages 144 pages
Publisher Farrar Straus, 2002; First Edition edition (2002)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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by James Fenton


If you need a very brief introduction to English poetry, then this short book by James Fenton would be an excellent place to start. In 22 very short chapters, he covers everything from the history and.

If you need a very brief introduction to English poetry, then this short book by James Fenton would be an excellent place to start. Пользовательский отзыв - soniaandree - LibraryThing. This textbook is a must for undergraduate students and poetry amateurs who wish to know more about some of the forms used for poetry. This is useful too for analyzing specific types of poems - explanations are clear, concise and easy to understand.

James Fenton is that rare scholar "not ashamed to admit that he mostly reads for pleasure" (Charles Simic, The . An Introduction to the characteristics and properties of English Poetry: this is a book about metre and poetic technique, not a primer or a chronology.

In this eminently readable guide to his abiding passion, he has distilled the essense of a library's-and a lifetime's-worth A wise, absorbing, and surprising introduction to poetry written in English, from one of England's leading poets.

Even such a distinguished poet as James Fenton can't make a convincing case for another poetry primer. But then, that's why Fenton's book is only an introduction to English poetry. Where he bids the reader farewell is where the real fun begins. English and creative writing.

In this vein, An Introduction to English Poetry is one of his highest accomplishments.

In this eminently readable guide to his abiding passion, he has distilled the essense of a library's-and a lifetime's-worth of delight. The pleasures of his own verse can be found in abundance here: economy, a natural ease, and most of all, surprise. In this vein, An Introduction to English Poetry is one of his highest accomplishments.

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James Fenton's An Introduction to English Poetry offers a master class for both the reader and writer of poetry. Simply and elegantly written and discussing the work of poets as wide ranging as W. H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Tennyson, Kipling, Milton and Blake, it covers all varieties of poetic practice in English. It is hard to imagine a beginner who could not learn from. If you know a young poet, give them this' The Times Literary Supplement show more.

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An Introduction to English Poetry, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York, NY), 2004. School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy of Arts (London, England), 2006.

James Martin Fenton FRSL FRSA (born 25 April 1949) is an English poet, journalist and literary critic. He is a former Oxford Professor of Poetry. Born in Lincoln, Fenton grew up in Lincolnshire and Staffordshire, the son of Canon John Fenton, a biblical scholar. He was educated at the Durham Choristers School, Repton and Magdalen College, Oxford. He graduated with a .

Kahavor
Fenton writes in a way that is not too difficult to understand for those of you who are just beginning to study poetry. He's engaging and interesting while he skims over the basics and sinks into the more difficult aspects of English poetry. If you are the kind of person who would rather read a book than study a text book this is the perfect choice for you. This book was required for an English class that I was taking and I found that I was able to understand the more complicated poets a little easier than I have with any other texbook I've read.
Zavevidi
Having seen the chapter headings online, I had higher expectations for the breadth of this book, but what he does discuss is fun to read and he has an engaging style.
Felolv
Pretty cool book. If you like poems, and want to get more involved in studying them, then it's a good buy for you.
Nightscar
Fenton's introduction to the forms of English poetry is charmingly written in a conversational yet elegant style. The book's brief chapters are full of insights that only an experienced poet and careful reader can provide. I have reservations about his way of analyzing meter: for example, he believes some stresses can go missing in a pentameter line, where I typically hear the stresses as weak but still stronger than the adjacent syllables. Robert Pinsky's The Sounds of Poetry seems not only more correct on this point, but also easier for a beginning student of meter to understand. Still, Fenton's abundant insights and engaging tone more than make up for this weakness. A student who reads first Pinsky, then Fenton, will acquire a good sense of how English meter works and will also recognize why it is so difficult to come to a consensus about the best way to scan metrical lines.
Goltizuru
Fenton's Intro to English Poetry is an interesting book to read, but not because it will teach you anything. It is too short. He covers just about everything, but each chapter (which covers a different topic) is only a couple of pages long. He just doesn't go into it enough. This book is not for teaching. This book is not for beginners. What this book is for is for those who know what they are doing or have an idea and are interested in what Fenton has to say. And it is interesting.