Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times
Staying Alive includes many of the great modern love poems and elegies, but it also shows the power of poetry in celebrating the ordinary miracle, taking you on a journey around many of the different aspects of everyday life explored in poems.
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Mahon's poem achieves its remarkable effects through sound, beginning with a
mellifluous evocation through consonance and assonance of fading sounds in
the first stanza, through which the first sentence unspools to the metre like a
Octave: Stanza of eight lines; opening of an Italian sonnet. Ode: Formal,
ceremonious poem of elaborate design. Pararhyme: Repetition of two pairs of
consonants bracketing different vowel sounds. A device of Welsh poetry,
pararhymes were ...
Sestina: Elaborate form from 13th century Provencal troubadour poetry consisting
of six sestets with a concluding tercet, the end words of the first stanza imposing a
pattern in which the same words are repeated in a strict order: 123456, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing
If anyone ever reviews the poems inside an anthology you should disregard it completely. I discovered my favourite poem within these pages, yet the entire collection was not to my taste. That is poetry. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - bezoar44 - LibraryThing
This anthology of modern poetry is both a curious exercise in marketing (the close-up photo on the cover has nothing to do with any of the poems, but presumably makes the book more accessible for ... Volledige review lezen
Poets on poetry
Vernon Scannell 35 Legs
Michael Longley 43 A Prayer
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