Poetry Rocks!

Age Level: 14–up  Grade Level: 9–12

This series of books, organized by cultural traditions and literary periods, presents a wide range of poets in one volume, while also providing analysis, information on that particular type of poetry, and that poet’s place in literature. Includes historical information on the literary period as well as a brief biography of each poet. Students will see that poetry rocks!

  • Inspires a sense of excitement about poetry
  • Introduces readers to a number of poets in one volume, giving them the background they need to understand and appreciate the material
  • “Demystifies” the process of poetry analysis
  • Offers analyses of selected poems
  • Fulfills IRA/NCTE Standards for English/Language Arts
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 160pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2009
  • Series Lexile: 890
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Contemporary American Poetry—"Not the End, But the Beginning"

Contemporary American Poetry—"Not the End, But the Beginning"

Sheila Griffin Llanas
Poet William Stafford wrote, "A poem is not the end, but the beginning, of an excursion." This collection, highlighting American poets born after the beginning of the twentieth century, helps young readers get started on their excursion into understanding poetry...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3279-8
Binding: Library Ed.
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Early American Poetry—"Beauty in Words"

Early American Poetry—"Beauty in Words"

Stephanie Buckwalter
This collection surveys American poetry from the colonial period through the end of the nineteenth century, including eleven poets. Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Philip Frenau, William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitmen are featured...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3277-4
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Early British Poetry—"Words That Burn"

Early British Poetry—"Words That Burn"

Paula Johanson
This collection surveys British poetry from the early eighth through the middle of the nineteenth century, including fourteen poets. The anonymous Anglo-Saxons, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Edmund Spenser, John Donne, George Herbert, John Milton, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Gray, and William Blake are included...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3276-7
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Modern American Poetry—"Echoes and Shadows"

Modern American Poetry—"Echoes and Shadows"

Sheila Griffin Llanas
This collection of poetry features thirteen American poets who lived in the first half of the twentieth century. Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, H.D..Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3275-0
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Modern British Poetry—"The World Is Never the Same"

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

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...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3278-1
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World Poetry—"Evidence of Life"

World Poetry—"Evidence of Life"

Paula Johanson
This collection covers poetry from ancient (Homer and Omar Khayyam) to modern (Pablo Neruda and Derek Walcott) to introduce young readers to poets outside Great Britain and the United States. Each of the fifteen chapters includes biographical and historical information on one poet, along with several poems, discussion of techniques and themes, and suggestions for further reading...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3280-4
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