The making of a poem : a Norton anthology of poetic forms /

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Other Authors: Strand, Mark, 1934-
Boland, Eavan.
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Language:English
Published:New York : W.W. Norton, c2000.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introductory Statement
  • On Becoming a Poet / Mark Strand
  • Poetic Form: A Personal Encounter / Eavan Boland
  • Acknowledgments
  • I. Verse Forms
  • Overview
  • The Villanelle
  • The Villanelle at a Glance
  • The History of the Form
  • The Contemporary Context
  • Ernest Downson: Villanelle of His Lady's Treasures
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson: The House on the Hill
  • William Empson: Missing Dates
  • Theodore Roethke: The Waking
  • Elizabeth Bishop: One Art
  • Dylan Thomas: Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
  • James Merrill: The World and the Child
  • Mona Van Duyn: Condemned Site
  • John Hollander: By the Sound
  • Hayden Carruth: Saturday at the Border
  • Daryl Hine: Under the Hill
  • Marilyn Hacker: Villanelle
  • Wendy Cope: Reading Scheme
  • Jacqueline Osherow: Villanelle for the Middle of the Night
  • Close-Up of a Villanelle: "One Art" / Elizabeth Bishop
  • The Sestina
  • The Sestina at a Glance
  • The History of the Form
  • The Contemporary Context
  • Edmund Spenser: Ye wastefull woodes, bear witness of my woe
  • Philip Sidney: from Old Arcadia
  • Barnabe Barnes: Sestine 4 from Parthenophil and Parthenophe
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Sestina: Of the Lady Pietra degli Scrovigni
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne: Sestina
  • Sir Edmund Gosse: Sestina
  • Rudyard Kipling: Sestina of the Tramp-Royal
  • Ezra Pound: Sestina: Altaforte
  • Weldon Kees: After the Trial
  • Anthony Hecht: The Book of Yolek
  • Miller Williams: The Shrinking Lonesome Sestina
  • Alberto Rios: Nani
  • Close-Up of a Sestina: "Sestina: Altaforte" / Ezra Pound
  • The Pantoum
  • The Pantoum at a Glance
  • The History of the Form
  • The Contemporary Context
  • Austin Dobson: In Town
  • Donald Justice: Pantoum of the Great Depression
  • Carolyn Kizer: Parents' Pantoum
  • John Ashbery: Pantoum
  • Nellie Wong: Grandmothers's Song
  • J. D. McClatchy: The Method
  • Close-Up of a Pantoum: "Pantoum of the Great Depression" / Donald Justice
  • The Sonnet
  • The Sonnet at a Glance
  • The History of the Form
  • The Contemporary Context
  • William Shakespeare: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
  • Michael Drayton: Farewell to Love
  • Mary Wroth: from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
  • John Milton: Sonnet XXIII: Methought I saw my late espoused saint
  • John Donne: Holy Sonnet: At the round earth's imagined corners
  • William Wordsworth: Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley: Ozymandias
  • John Keats: Bright Star
  • Christina Rossetti: from Monna Innominata
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning: from Sonnets from the Portuguese (XLIII)
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins: Carrion Comfort
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay: What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why
  • Countee Cullen: From the Dark Tower
  • Patrick Kavanagh: Epic
  • E. E. Cummings: from "Tulips and Chimneys"
  • George Barker: To My Mother
  • Jane Cooper: After the Bomb Tests
  • Gwen Harwood: A Game of Chess
  • Seamus Heaney: The Haw Lantern
  • Denis Johnson: Heat
  • Henri Cole: The Roman Baths at Nimes
  • Mary Jo Salter: Half a Double Sonnet
  • Michael Palmer: Sonnet
  • Close-Up of a Sonnet: "What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why" / Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • The Ballad
  • The Ballad at a Glance
  • The History of the Form
  • The Contemporary Context
  • Anonymous: The Cherry-tree Carol
  • Anonymous: Sir Patrick Spens
  • Anonymous: The Wife of Usher's Well
  • Anonymous: My Boy Willie
  • John Greenleaf Whittier: The Changeling
  • Oscar Wilde: from The Ballad of Reading Gaol
  • Elinor Wylie: Peter and John
  • Louis MacNeice: Bagpipe Music
  • John Betjeman: Death in Leamington
  • Ogden Nash: The Tale of Custard the Dragon
  • Gwendolyn Brooks: We Real Cool
  • Sterling A. Brown: Riverbank Blues
  • W. S. Merwin: Ballad of John Cable and Three Gentlemen
  • Close-Up of a Ballad: "We Real Cool" / Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Blank Verse
  • Blank Verse at a Glance
  • The History of the Form
  • The Contemporary Context
  • Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: from his translation of The Aeneid
  • Christopher Marlowe: from Tamburlaine the Great
  • William Shakespeare: from Julius Caesar
  • John Milton: from Paradise Lost
  • Charlotte Smith: from Beachy Head
  • William Wordsworth: from The Prelude
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Ulysses
  • Edward Thomas: Rain
  • Robert Frost: Directive
  • Richard Wilbur: Lying
  • Richard Howard: Stanzas in Bloomsbury
  • Close-Up of Blank Verse: "Directive" / Robert Frost
  • The Heroic Couplet
  • The Heroic Couplet at a Glance
  • The History of the Form
  • Aemilia Lanyer: from The Description of Cooke-ham
  • Anne Bradstreet: The Author to Her Book
  • Anne Finch: A Letter to Daphnis, April 2, 1685
  • John Dryden: from Absalom and Achitophel
  • Samuel Johnson: from The Vanity of Human Wishes
  • Phillis Wheatley: To S. M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works
  • Oliver Goldsmith: from The Deserted Village
  • Alexander Pope: from An Essay on Criticism
  • Robert Browning: My Last Duchess
  • Wilfred Owen: Strange Meeting
  • Thom Gunn: The J Car
  • Close-Up of the Heroic Couplet: "My Last Duchess" / Robert Browning
  • The Stanza
  • The Stanza at a Glance
  • The History of the Form
  • The Contemporary Context
  • Geoffrey Chaucer: from Troilus and Criseyde
  • Edmund Spenser: from The Faerie Queene
  • Thomas Wyatt: They Flee from Me
  • George Herbert: Easter Wings
  • William Blake: The Tyger
  • George Gordon, Lord Byron: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
  • Emily Dickinson: I died for Beauty--but was scarce
  • Thomas Hardy: The Convergence of the Twain
  • Walter de la Mare: The Song of the Mad Prince
  • Charlotte Mew: A Quoi Bon Dire
  • Jean Toomer: Song of the Son
  • Claude McKay: The Tropics in New York
  • Sara Teasdale: Night Song at Amalfi
  • Stevie Smith: Not Waving but Drowning
  • Yvor Winters: On Teaching the Young
  • Robert Hayden: Those Winter Sundays
  • Muriel Rukeyser: Yes
  • Carol Ann Duffy: Warming Her Pearls
  • Carol Muske: Epith
  • Close-Up of a Stanza: "I died for Beauty--but was scarce" / Emily Dickinson
  • II. Meter
  • Meter at a Glance
  • A Brief Checklist of Further Reading on Meter
  • III. Shaping Forms
  • Overview
  • The Elegy
  • Overview
  • William Dunbar: Lament for the Makaris
  • Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke: If Ever Hapless Woman Had a Cause
  • Ben Jonson: On My First Son
  • Katherine Philips: Epitaph. On her Son H.P. at St. Syth's Church where her body also lies Interred
  • John Milton: Lycidas
  • Anne Bradstreet: Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House July 10th, 1666. Copied out of a Loose Paper
  • Thomas Gray: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
  • Emily Bronte: R. Alcona to J. Brenzaida
  • Walt Whitman: O Captain! My Captain!
  • Matthew Arnold: Dover Beach
  • Ivor Gurney: To His Love
  • John Crowe Ransom: Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
  • Louise Bogan: Tears in Sleep
  • W. H. Auden: In Memory of W. B. Yeats
  • Robert Lowell: from The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket
  • John Berryman: Dream Song 324
  • Frank Bidart: To the Dead
  • Edward Hirsch: In Memoriam Paul Celan
  • Garrett Hongo: The Legend
  • Douglas Crase: The Elegy for New York
  • Mark Doty: Tiara
  • Gjertrud Schnackenberg: Supernatural Love
  • Thomas Kinsella: Mirror in February
  • David St. John: Iris
  • Paula Meehan: Child Burial
  • Rosanna Warren: Song
  • The Pastoral
  • Overview
  • Christopher Marlowe: The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
  • William Shakespeare: from Love's Labor's Lost
  • Andrew Marvell: The Garden
  • William Wordsworth: To My Sister
  • John Keats: Ode on a Grecian Urn
  • A. E. Housman: Loveliest of Trees
  • Francis Ledwidge: The Wife of Llew
  • Babette Deutsch: Urban Pastoral
  • Janet Lewis: Remembered Morning
  • Ted Hughes: The Thought-Fox
  • Philip Larkin: The Explosion
  • James Wright: Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota
  • Derek Walcott: Midsummer, Tobago
  • Galway Kinnell: The Bear
  • Amy Clampitt: Fog
  • Jane Kenyon: Let Evening Come
  • Philip Levine: Smoke
  • Robert Hass: Meditation at Lagunitas
  • John Koethe: From the Porch
  • Alfred Corn: A Walrus Tusk from Alaska
  • Charles Wright: Looking West from Laguna Beach at Night
  • Les Murray: The Broad Bean Sermon
  • Lucie Brock-Broido: Of the Finished World
  • Thylias Moss: Tornados
  • C. K. Williams: Loss
  • Timothy Steele: Waiting for the Storm
  • Mary Kinzie: An Engraving of Blake
  • Eilean Ni Chuilleanain: Pygmalion's Image
  • Louise Gluck: Mock Orange
  • Mary Oliver: The Black Walnut Tree
  • Medbh McGuckian: Gateposts
  • Susan Prospere: Heart of the Matter
  • Mary O'Malley: Shoeing the Currach
  • The Ode
  • Overview
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley: Ode to the West Wind
  • John Keats: To Autumn
  • Henry Timrod: Ode
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: The Fire of Driftwood
  • Hart Crane: from The Bridge
  • Marianne Moore: The Paper Nautilus
  • Judith Wright: Australia 1970
  • Charles Simic: Miracle Glass Co.
  • Howard Nemerov: The Blue Swallows
  • Robert Creeley: America
  • Robert Pinsky: Ode to Meaning
  • Joy Harjo: Perhaps the World Ends Here
  • IV. Open Forms
  • Overview
  • W. B. Yeats: The Circus Animals' Desertion
  • T. S. Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
  • Langston Hughes: I, Too
  • Wallace Stevens: The Idea of Order at Key West
  • William Carlos Williams: Spring and All
  • Allen Ginsberg: America
  • Frank O'Hara: Ave Maria
  • Denise Levertov: Uncertain Oneiromancy
  • Sylvia Plath: Daddy
  • Adrienne Rich: Diving into the Wreck
  • Lucille Clifton: move
  • Sharon Olds: The Language of the Brag
  • Carolyn Forche: The Colonel
  • Ai: The German Army, Russia, 1943
  • Yusef Komunyakaa: Starlight Scope Myopia
  • Jorie Graham: Reading Plato
  • Close-Up of Open Forms: "Diving into the Wreck" / Adrienne Rich
  • A Brief Glossary
  • Biographies and Further Reading
  • Suggested Reading
  • Credits
  • General Index
  • Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines

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