Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Introduction to Poetry

Introduction to Poetry

The Basics
Robert Frost "Time Span"
Billy Collins "Introduction to Poetry"
Thomas Hardy "Ah, Are You Digging On My Grave"
Robert Frost "Road Not Taken"
Emily Dickinson "I Like a Look of Agony"

Basho "An Old Pond"
Billy Collins "Sonnet"
Shakespeare "Sonnet 130"

What Can Be a Poem:
William Carlos Williams "This is Just to Say"
Also, look up parodies of the Williams poem.

Michael Lassell "How to Watch Your Brother Die"
W. H. Auden "Musee des Beaux Arts"
Langston Hughes "Theme for English B"
"Letter to My Father at 30,000 Feet"
Randall Jarrell "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner"

A Step Further:
Lewis Carrol "Jabberwocky"
Linda Pastan "Jump Cabling"
e. e. cummings "anyone lived in a pretty how town"

Check out my poetry on a separate blog right here.

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