By Edward Hirsch

ISBN-10: 0547737467

ISBN-13: 9780547737461

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A significant addition to the literature of poetry, Edward Hirsch’s gleaming new paintings is a compilation of kinds, units, teams, activities, isms, aesthetics, rhetorical phrases, and folklore—a publication that each one readers, writers, academics, and scholars of poetry will go back to over and over.

Hirsch has delved deeply into the poetic traditions of the area, returning with an inclusive, foreign compendium. relocating gracefully from the bards of historic Greece to the revolutionaries of Latin the US, from small formal components to giant mysteries, he offers considerate definitions for crucial poetic vocabulary, imbuing his paintings with a life of scholarship and the heat of a guy dedicated to his art.

Knowing how a poem works is vital to unlocking its that means. Hirsch’s entries will deepen readers’ relationships with their favourite poems and open larger degrees of realizing in each one new poem they come across. Shot via with the passion, authority, and sheer pride that made How to learn a Poem so cherished, A Poet’s Glossary is a brand new vintage.

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Ah, friends, those friends! I greatly fear, I find their friendship much too dear. 19 What's that? Just that. … Why, you're like kin! 20 Hm, hm, dear reader, feeling mellow? And are your kinfolk well today? Perhaps you'd like, you gentle fellow, To hear what I'm prepared to say On 'kinfolk' and their implications? Well, here's my view of close relations: They're people whom we're bound to prize, To honour, love, and idolize, And, following the old tradition, To visit come the Christmas feast, Or send a wish by mail at least; All other days they've our permission To quite forget us, if they pleaseSo grant them, God, long life and ease!

Well, thus am I. And was it merely For this your ardent spirit pined When you, with so much strength of mind, Unsealed your heart to me so clearly? Can Fate indeed be so unkind? Is this the lot you've been assigned? 16 'For dreams and youth there's no returning; I cannot resurrect my soul. I love you with a tender yearning, But mine must be a brother's role. So hear me through without vexation: Young maidens find quick consolationFrom dream to dream a passage brief; Just so a sapling sheds its leaf To bud anew each vernal season.

Her soul, unmoved, grows wan and sickly; She finds all former pleasures bleak. The neighbours shake their heads morosely And whisper to each other closely: 'It's time she married… awful waste…' But that's enough. I must make haste To cheer the dark imagination With pictures of a happy pair; I can't, though, readers, help but care And feel a deep commiseration; Forgive me, but it's true, you know, I love my dear Tatyana so! 25 Each passing hour more captivated By Olga's winning, youthful charms, Vladimir gave his heart and waited To serve sweet bondage with his arms.

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