Early British poetry, "words that burn"

by Johanson, Paula.

Format: Print Book 2010
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Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 821.009 J59
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 821.009 J59
 
 
Summary
This collection surveys British poetry from the early eighth through the middle of the nineteenth century, including fourteen poets. The anonymous Anglo-Saxons, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Edmund Spenser, John Donne, George Herbert, John Milton, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Gray, and William Blake are included. Shows students how to analyze poetry for greater understanding and enjoyment. Includes biographical information, historical background, and several poems by each writer to introduce readers to a range of poems from this exciting era.
Contents
Anglo-Saxon poets
Geoffrey Chaucer
Anonymous folk songs
Sir Edmund Spenser
William Shakespeare
John Donne
George Herbert
John Milton
Alexander Pope
Samuel Johnson
Thomas Gray
William Blake
William Wordsworth
John Keats.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From the Poetry Rocks! series, this large-format book introduces British poets from the seventh century to the nineteenth, a broader period than readers might expect given the title. The first chapter presents fragments of verse by unknown Anglo-Saxon poets, and one intriguing chapter explores traditional ballads and folk songs. Otherwise, each chapter discusses a single poet, presenting a short biography, two or more short poems or excerpts (with commentary), and suggestions of other writers (including women) of the period. Featured poets are Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, Milton, Pope, Johnson, Gray, Blake, Wordsworth, and Keats. Page design is colorful, with headings in red on every page as well as bright designs as backdrops for the poems and occasional sidebars. Illustrations include period portraits, usually engravings, of the poets. A glossary, notes, and lists of books and Web sites are appended. The book provides a collection of concise, informative introductions to the poets chosen for discussion.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Poetry rocks!
Subjects English poetry -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
Poets, English -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA :Enslow Publishers,2010
Language English
Description 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780766032767
0766032760
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