Pure Poetry

Age Level: 14–up  Grade Level: 9–12

These compact anthologies focus on well-known poems from the most significant and influential authors in early European and American literature tied to a curriculum-based poetry theme. Each book focuses on one poetry theme and each chapter looks at one poem accompanied by detailed analysis discussing the style and technique, poetic devices, and the cultural significance. Every chapter ends with questions and prompts for student discussion and assessment. Sidebars provide biographical information on the poet as well as other relevant facts. The back matter provides answers to the end-of-chapter questions and opportunities for further research.

  • Introduces readers to the essential poems and poets of early American and European literature
  • Perfect for poetry novices or poetry enthusiasts eager for deeper exploration
  • Concise anthologies offer complete analyses of poems
  • Includes questions and prompts for student discussion, research, and analysis
  • Supports the English curriculum
  • 6” x 9”
  • 128pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations
  • Contains chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2014
  • Series Lexile: 0
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Beauty Poetry

Beauty Poetry

“She Walks in Beauty”

Sheila Griffin Llanas
What is beauty? Can it only be viewed in physical form, or can it be something deeper—an idea or feeling? Perhaps there is no better way to explore these questions of beauty than through poetry. Author Sheila Griffin Llanas discusses eight poems and poets, with chapters on William Shakespeare, Phillis Wheatley, Edgar Allan Poe, and five others...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4243-8
Binding: Library Ed.
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Death Poetry

Death Poetry

“Death, Be Not Proud”

Stephanie Buckwalter
Is death the end—or a new beginning? Should it be feared—or embraced? Or is it simply a ceasing to exist? What better way to examine this great unknown than through poetry. Author Stephanie Buckwalter explores eight poems and poets, with chapters on John Donne, Emily Brontë, Walt Whitman, and five others...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4257-5
Binding: Library Ed.
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Love Poetry

Love Poetry

“How Do I Love Thee?”

Paula Johanson
Humans express love in countless ways—through physical actions, emotional reactions, or heartfelt words. Capturing the perfect words to show a person’s love can be challenging, yet poets have done it for hundreds of years...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4284-1
Binding: Library Ed.
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Nature Poetry

Nature Poetry

“Make Me a Picture of the Sun”

Sheila Griffin Llanas
Nature poetry discovers the deep connection between humanity and nature. Beyond describing the wild beauty found in nature, the poetry discusses nature’s impact on humans and people’s impact on nature...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4244-5
Binding: Library Ed.
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