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The Making of a Sonnet (Norton Anthology)

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This illuminating anthology follows the sonnet through its various moments and makers over five and a half centuries. Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland, two of our foremost poets, focus on vicissitudes, paying particular attention to how individual poets'"from Shakespeare to Strand'"have claimed these fourteen lines: lengthened them, shortened them, elaborated on them, and, in turn, been defined by them. Three sections'""The Sonnet in the Mirror," "The Sonnet Goes to Different Lengths," and "The Sonnet extraordinary durability and its reinventions. The collection opens with personal introductions by the editors, and, in the appendix, they provide "Ten Questions for a Sonnet Workshop" to jump-start a conversation between students and teachers. With more than three hundred poems, The Making of a Sonnetguides readers through a vigorous adventures in craft and practice, right up to its extraordinary resurgence in contemporary poetry.

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An enlightening, celebratory anthology of the most classic and enduring of forms edited by two major poets.

Synopsis:

An enlightening, celebratory anthology of the most classic and enduring of forms edited by two major poets.

Synopsis:

This illuminating anthology of five and a half centuries of the sonnet follows the form through its various moments and makers. The editors, poets themselves, pay particular attention to the way in which the sonnet thrived or waned over the centuries. They also focus on the way in which individual poets claimed these fourteen lines: lengthened them, shortened them, elaborated on them, and were in turn defined by them. Three sections'"'The Sonnet in the Mirror,' 'The Sonnet Goes to Different Lengths,' and 'The Sonnet Around the World"show the extraordinary durability of this form and the ways in which poets have proved ingenious at reinventing it. Along with approximately three hundred sonnets and a 'sonnet workshop,' the editors pay particular attention to the craft and history of the form following it through its various adventures, right up to its extraordinary resurgence in contemporary poetry.

Synopsis:

This illuminating anthology follows the sonnet through its various moments and makers over five and a half centuries. Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland, two of our foremost poets, focus on vicissitudes, paying particular attention to how individual poets--from Shakespeare to Strand--have claimed these fourteen lines: lengthened them, shortened them, elaborated on them, and, in turn, been defined by them. Three sections--"The Sonnet in the Mirror," "The Sonnet Goes to Different Lengths," and "The Sonnet extraordinary durability and its reinventions. The collection opens with personal introductions by the editors, and, in the appendix, they provide "Ten Questions for a Sonnet Workshop" to jump-start a conversation between students and teachers. With more than three hundred poems, guides readers through a vigorous adventures in craft and practice, right up to its extraordinary resurgence in contemporary poetry.

About the Author

Eavan Boland is the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry and nonfiction. A professor and the director of the Creative Writing program at Stanford University, she lives in Stanford, California, and Dublin, Ireland.Edward Hirsch has published seven books of poems, including Special Orders. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393333534
Author:
Hirsch, Edward
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Boland, Eavan
Author:
Boland, Eavan
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Sonnets, English
Subject:
Sonnets
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Norton Anthology
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , An enlightening, celebratory anthology of the most classic and enduring of forms edited by two major poets.
"Synopsis" by , An enlightening, celebratory anthology of the most classic and enduring of forms edited by two major poets.
"Synopsis" by , This illuminating anthology of five and a half centuries of the sonnet follows the form through its various moments and makers. The editors, poets themselves, pay particular attention to the way in which the sonnet thrived or waned over the centuries. They also focus on the way in which individual poets claimed these fourteen lines: lengthened them, shortened them, elaborated on them, and were in turn defined by them. Three sections'"'The Sonnet in the Mirror,' 'The Sonnet Goes to Different Lengths,' and 'The Sonnet Around the World"show the extraordinary durability of this form and the ways in which poets have proved ingenious at reinventing it. Along with approximately three hundred sonnets and a 'sonnet workshop,' the editors pay particular attention to the craft and history of the form following it through its various adventures, right up to its extraordinary resurgence in contemporary poetry.
"Synopsis" by , This illuminating anthology follows the sonnet through its various moments and makers over five and a half centuries. Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland, two of our foremost poets, focus on vicissitudes, paying particular attention to how individual poets--from Shakespeare to Strand--have claimed these fourteen lines: lengthened them, shortened them, elaborated on them, and, in turn, been defined by them. Three sections--"The Sonnet in the Mirror," "The Sonnet Goes to Different Lengths," and "The Sonnet extraordinary durability and its reinventions. The collection opens with personal introductions by the editors, and, in the appendix, they provide "Ten Questions for a Sonnet Workshop" to jump-start a conversation between students and teachers. With more than three hundred poems, guides readers through a vigorous adventures in craft and practice, right up to its extraordinary resurgence in contemporary poetry.
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