tenth edition of An Introduction to Poetry, edited
by Dana Gioia and X.J.
(Longman, 2002), is designed to help readers develop sensitivity
to language, culture, and identity to lead them beyond the boundries
of their own selves and see the world through the eyes of others.
This book is built on the assumption that great poetry can enrich
and enlarge the lives it touches. The new edition features:
poems old and new–501
poems mixing classic favorites with exciting contemporary
casebooks present in-depth selections of work by major poets
as well as critical articles and other material.
Writing Coverage—Writing material has be integrated
into every chapter with exercises, sample papers, and pragmatic
advice—as well as three complete chapters on writing.
critical excerpts including a comprehensive survey of ten
major schools of literary criticism and theory.
Student Writing—6 student essays and reports
to provide credible examples on how to write about poetry.