Book Title: Introduction to Poetry

Subtitle: Adaptation for Langara ENGL 1130 (Weal)

Authors: Alan Lindsay; Candace Bergstrom; and Jacqueline Weal

Book Description: This book is designed for a first college course in poetry. Assuming no prior knowledge of poetry, it guides the student through the most essential aspects of poetics, the tricky question of interpretation, and the importance of form. It also outlines, in several chapters, the ways that poetry has evolved over time.

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Book Description

This book is designed for a first college course in poetry. Assuming a student whose understanding of the subject has not made it beyond prejudices about “openness of interpretation,” “expression of feeling,” and “emptiness of meaning,” it uses written and video lectures as well as a number of illustrated videos on poetics created specifically for this book to guide the student through the tricky question of interpretation, the minefield of poetics, into the valley of forms and figures, and finally through the history of the form itself. This introduction treats poetry as a manifestation of language in general, poems being themselves the manifestation of poetry, which exists in bits and pieces in all ways of using words. In its historical overview it traces the changing ways that poetry has presented itself–how it has existed and what has been expected of it and how it has functioned–from the late sixteenth century through the twentieth. Each chapter is designed to occupy one week of a full-semester course.

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This book is a cloned version of An Introduction to Poetry by Alan Lindsay and Candace Bergstrom, published using Pressbooks by Good Words Unlimited under a CC BY (Attribution) license. It may differ from the original.

Authors

Alan Lindsay; Candace Bergstrom; and Jacqueline Weal

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Introduction to Poetry by Alan Lindsay and Candace Bergstrom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Subject

Poetry

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Title
Introduction to Poetry
Authors
Alan Lindsay; Candace Bergstrom; and Jacqueline Weal
Editor
Jacqueline Weal
Illustrator
Dennis Anfuso
License

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Introduction to Poetry by Alan Lindsay and Candace Bergstrom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

English 1130: Introduction to Poetry (Weal) is adapted from An Introduction to Poetry: A Complete Online Course (c) 2019 by Alan Lindsay and Candace Bergstrom, which is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The following chapters were deleted from the original for this adaptation:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13
Primary Subject
Poetry
Publisher
Good Words Unlimited
Publication Date
June 1, 2019