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Title:
An introduction to poetry
Author:
Kennedy, X. J.
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Edition:
Tenth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Longman, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xxxvi, 716 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780321087645
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

Widely anthologized, Kennedy's poetry may not be as influential among contemporary poets as others' because of his preference for, in his words, "old-fangled structures most poets have junked these days." As Kennedy's comments on his verse suggest, his poetry is witty, concise, and unpretentious. His subject matter is drawn from the everyday including his Catholic background and middle-class suburban life. Yet his concerns can be profound including death, violence, suicide, and Genesis.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Indicate sections that are new to this edition
1 Reading A PoemWilliam Butler Yeats
The Lake Isle of Innisfre?Lyric Poetry D. H. Lawrence
Piano Adrienne RichAunt Jennifer's Tiger?
Narrative Poetry AnonymousSir Patrick Spence Robert Frost, "Out, Out"?
Dramatic PoetryRobert Browning, My Last Duchess
Writing Effectivel?
Writers on Writing Adrienne Rich, Recalling "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"?
Writing a Paraphrase?