Practical Stylistics

Practical Stylistics

An Approach to Poetry

Format: Paperback

This book argues that a particular perspective on poetry leads to a recognition of its essential role in education, and provides a set of principles for an approach to teaching poetry that integrates the study of language and literature.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437184-1
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This book argues that a particular perspective on poetry leads to a recognition of its essential role in education, and provides a set of principles for an approach to teaching poetry that integrates the study of language and literature.

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This book argues that a particular perspective on poetry leads to a recognition of its essential role in education, and provides a set of principles for an approach to teaching poetry that integrates the study of language and literature.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction

PART ONE The significance of poetry

1 To begin with: common features and uncouth rhymes
2 Significance beyond plain speaking
3 Procedures for interpretation: reference and representation
4 Dissociation from context: the poem on the page
5 Verbal patterning and the grammar of representation
6 Time and place in a different dimension
7 Other patterns, alternative realities
8 Parallel lines and parallel texts
9 Intertextual associations
10 Aesthetic effects and relative values
11 So the meaning escapes ...
12 In summary

PART TWO The teaching of poetry

1 The point of poetry
2 Educational relevance; recreation and language awareness
3 Pedagogic approaches; against exegesis
4 Composing poetic text: line assembly
5 Completing poetic text: verse blanks
6 Intertextual comparison and the use of variants
7 Comparing poems with prose description
8 Deriving poems from prose description
9 Deriving and comparing poetic variants
10 Progressive derivation: composing interim versions
11 Using prose paraphrases
12 Comparing derived and authorized versions
13 Comparing different modes of poetic writing
14 In conclusion

Notes
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
Index of poets