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Modern British Poetry—"The World Is Never the Same"

Series: Poetry Rocks!

By Michelle M. Houle

This collection introduces readers to eleven British poets born between 1806 and 1914, including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Lord Alfred Tennyson, W. B. Yeats, W. H. Auden, and Dylan Thomas. Includes biographical information, historical background, poetry analysis, and several poems by each writer. Helps readers understand poetry and appreciate the statement by Dylan Thomas: "The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it."

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Reviews

"Very informative and eye opening."

Southern Maine Library District, May 11, 2011

"Houle’s research is excellent and her choice of poems is diverse and sure to please. Not only does she present a detailed explanation of each poem, but she also provides discussion questions for the classroom teacher or for the leader of a book group . . . Wonderful choice for reference, research or pleasure reading for the high school or college library as well as for the public library."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2010

"A fascinating book that could be just for reading or used in a classroom."

Washington Young Adult Book Review Group, September 2010

". . . an excellent introduction to modern British poetry."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, May 5, 2010

"Clear, easily understandable analysis of the works continues to be an excellent feature of the series."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2010

"The books' organization and presentation are clear . . . the biographical sections are consistently interesting and informative . . ."

Booklist, March 15, 2010

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