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The Harbrace Anthology of Poetry, 5th Edition

By Jon Stott, Raymond E. Jones
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Soft Cover
448 pages
ISBN-10: 0176502750
ISBN-13: 9780176502751
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 5th

The Harbrace Anthology of Poetry, Fifth Edition, is a chronologically arranged selection of poems from medieval times to present. It showcases each poet’s accomplishments by generally including multiple works of each poet. The anthology is notable for its wide coverage; it includes possibly the largest and widest selection of Canadian poets in any general introductory anthology, an excellent representation of female poets, poets from outside the U.K. and North America, and poets from minority groups. The anthology doesn’t impose thematic topics, giving instructors the ability to create their own customized, thematic units. The head notes, together with the Introduction and Glossary, provide information for the student that will supplement instructor-determined approaches to the material. With its coverage of genres from medieval times to the end of the first decade of the 21st century, The Harbrace Anthology of Poetry is an excellent introduction to literary historic, poetic genres, and the varied concerns of poets representing different positions on issues of culture, gender, ethnic identity, and ideology.

Features

  • *NEW* More than 40 new poems give representation to a wider grouping of cultures, such as that of India, South Africa, and New Zealand, and provide instructors with ways of exploring both "universal issues" and those of a specific culture
  • *NEW* New selections include poems of the last decade showcasing "rising stars" of poetry, amplifying the range of the book, extending it from medieval times to the 21st century
  • *NEW* New selections include poems of the last decade showcasing "rising stars" of poetry, amplifying the range of the book, extending it from medieval times to the 21st century
  • Includes an especially rich selection of female, minority, and Canadian poets providing an understanding of the range of attitudes and cultural experiences that poetry expresses
  • The Glossary of Literary Terms provides readers with an awareness of essential concepts and a standard vocabulary for use in describing literature
  • Poems are organized chronologically according to the birth dates of authors; this allows for a broad range of responses to each work, unencumbered by artificial or technical groupings.
  • Introductions and glossaries aid technical understanding without imposing interpretive strategies
  • Date ordering emphasizes the historical continuity of literature by highlighting technical and thematic similarities found within different periods
  • Approaching the material chronologically allows readers to discover the influence earlier works had on later ones
  • Groups of poems by the same author are prefaced by a head note establishing the biographical and literary context
  • Contains material suitable for discussion of issues of gender, ethnicity, race, class, and social justice
  • Explanatory footnotes identify historical, fictional, and mythological personages - literary and artistic works - real and fictional places - and terms not often found in standard dictionaries to assist readers in the personal creation of meaning.
  • The Writing About Literature in College and University section is an indispensable student guide to academic writing that covers a variety of topics from basic essay composition and outline preparation to overcoming writers block. It also offers specific instruction on writing techniques such as free writing and tree diagramming.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Anonymous Medieval Ballads and Lyrics
  • Anonymous Lyrics
    • Western Wind
    • The Cuckoo Song
    • I Sing of a Maiden
    • Adam Lay Y-bounden
  • Anonymous Popular Ballads
    • Sir Patrick Spens
    • Bonny Barbara Allan
    • The Renaissance Sonnet
  • Sir Thomas Wyatt
    • My galley charged with forgetfulness
  • Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
    • Love that doth reign
  • Edmund Spenser
    • One day I wrote her name upon the strand
  • Sir Philip Sidney
    • Who will in fairest book of Nature Know?
  • Henry Constable
    • My lady's presence makes the roses red
  • Michael Drayton
    • Since there?s no help, come let us kiss and part
  • Thomas Carew
    • Mediocrity in Love Rejected (Give me more love, or more disdain)
  • Sir Walter Ralegh
    • The Nymph's Reply
  • Christopher Marlowe
    • The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
  • William Shakespeare
    • Sonnet 18 (Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?)
    • Sonnet 55 (Not marble, nor the gilded monuments)
    • Sonnet 73 (That time of year thou mayst in me behold)
    • Sonnet 116 (Let me not to the marriage of true minds)
    • Sonnet 130 (My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun)
  • Thomas Campion
    • My Sweetest Lesbia
  • John Donne
    • Song (Go, and catch a falling star)
    • A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
    • The Canonization
    • The Flea
    • Holy Sonnet X (Death be not proud)
    • Holy Sonnet XIV (Batter my heart)
    • Elegy XIX: To His Mistress Going to Bed
  • Ben Jonson
    • Song: To Celia
    • On My First Son
  • Lady Mary Wroth
    • Song (Love a child is ever crying)
    • In this strange labyrinth how shall I turn
  • Robert Herrick
    • To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time
    • Upon Julia's Clothes
  • George Herbert
    • The Altar
    • Easter Wings
  • John Milton
    • Lycidas
    • When I consider how my light is spent
    • On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
  • Anne Bradstreet
    • To my Dear and loving Husband
    • Upon the burning of our house, July 10, 1666
  • Andrew Marvell
    • To His Coy Mistress
    • The Garden
  • Katherine Philips
    • To My Excellent Lucasia, on Our Friendship
    • Against Love
  • Alexander Pope
    • The Rape of the Lock, An Heroi-Comical Poem
  • Thomas Gray
    • Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard
  • William Blake
    • The Lamb
    • The Little Black Boy
    • The Chimney Sweeper (1789)
    • Holy Thursday (1789)
    • Nurse's Song (1789)
    • The Tyger
    • The Chimney Sweeper (1794)
    • Holy Thursday (1794)
    • Nurse's Song (1794)
    • The Sick Rose
    • London
  • William Wordsworth
    • Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
    • She dwelt among the untrodden ways
    • It is a beauteous evening, calm and free
    • London,1802
    • The world is too much with us
    • I wandered lonely as a cloud
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Kubla Khan
    • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    • Frost at Midnight
  • George Gordon, Lord Byron
    • She Walks in Beauty
    • On This Day I Complete My Thirty Sixth Year
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • Ozymandias
    • Ode to the West Wind
    • To a Skylark
    • To ______ (Music, when soft voices die)
  • John Keats
    • On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
    • When I have fears
    • Ode to a Nightingale
    • Ode on a Grecian Urn
    • To Autumn
    • La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • from Sonnets from the Portuguese: XLIII (How do I love thee?)
    • Hiram Powers's Greek Slave
    • A Musical Instrument
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    • The Eagle. Fragment
    • The Lady of Shalott
    • Ulysses
  • Robert Browning
    • My Last Duchess
    • The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church
    • 'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came'
  • Walt Whitman
    • When I Heard the Learn?d Astronomer
    • O Captain! My Captain!
    • One's Self I Sing
    • A Noiseless Patient Spider
  • Matthew Arnold
    • Dover Beach
  • Christina Rossetti
    • Song (When I am dead)
    • The World
  • Emily Dickinson
    • 288 (I'm Nobody! Who are you?)
    • 303 (The Soul selects her own Society)
    • 328 (A Bird came down the Walk--)
    • 465 (I heard a Fly buzz--when I died)
    • 712 (Because I could not stop for Death)
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins
    • Pied Beauty
    • God's Grandeur
    • The Windhover: To Christ Our Lord
  • A. E. Housman
    • Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
    • To an Athlete Dying Young
  • Sir Charles G.D. Roberts
    • Tantramar Revisited
    • The Potato Harvest
    • The Winter Fields
  • Archibald Lampman
    • Heat
    • In November (1895)
    • Winter Evening
  • Duncan Campbell Scott
    • The Onondaga Madonna
    • The Forsaken
  • William Butler Yeats
    • Easter 1916
    • The Second Coming
    • Leda and the Swan
    • Sailing to Byzantium
    • Among School Children
  • Robert Frost
    • After Apple Picking
    • Mending Wall
    • The Road Not Taken
    • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    • Design
  • Wallace Stevens
    • The Emperor of Ice-Cream
    • The Snow Man
  • E. J. Pratt
    • The Shark
    • From Stone to Steel
  • William Carlos Williams
    • Spring and All
    • The Red Wheelbarrow
  • Ezra Pound
    • The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
    • In a Station of the Metro
    • Ancient Music
  • T. S. Eliot
    • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
    • The Hollow Men
    • Journey of the Magi
    • Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed
    • An Ancient Gesture
  • Archibald MacLeish
    • Ars Poetica
  • Wilfred Owen
    • Anthem for Doomed Youth
    • Dulce et Decorum Est
  • e .e. cummings
    • it may not always be so; and I say
    • in Just-- spring
    • next to of course god america i
    • anyone lived in a pretty how town
    • l(a
  • F. R. Scott
    • The Canadian Authors Meet
    • Trans Canada
    • Laurentian Shield
  • Langston Hughes
    • The Weary Blues
    • Theme for English B
  • Earle Birney
    • Vancouver Lights
    • Anglosaxon Street
    • Bushed
    • The Bear on the Delhi Road
  • W. H. Auden
    • The Unknown Citizen
    • In Memory of W.B. Yeats
    • Musee des Beaux Arts
  • A. D. Hope
    • The Elegy: Variations on a Theme of the Seventeenth Century
  • Theodore Roethke
    • My Papa's Waltz
    • I Knew a Woman
  • A. M. Klein
    • Heirloom
    • Portrait of the Poet as Landscape
  • Dorothy Livesay
    • Bartok and the Geranium
    • The Three Emilys
  • Irving Layton
    • The Birth of Tragedy
    • The Fertile Muck
  • Douglas LePan
    • A Country without a Mythology
  • Dylan Thomas
    • And Death Shall Have No Dominion
    • The Force That through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
    • Fern Hill
    • Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
  • P. K. Page
    • Stories of Snow
    • The Landlady
  • Robert Lowell
    • Skunk Hour
  • Al Purdy
    • The Country North of Belleville
    • Lament for the Dorsets
    • Wilderness Gothic
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    • Constantly risking absurdity and death
    • Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker)
    • We Are Going
  • Philip Larkin
    • Church Going
    • Hone Tuwhare
    • To a Maori Figure Cast in Bronze Outside the Chief Post Office, Aukland
    • Deep River Talk
  • Anthony Hecht
    • The Dover Bitch: A Criticism of Life
  • Dennis Brutus
    • Nightsong: City
    • Letters to Martha 18
  • Robert Creeley
    • The Rhythm
  • James K. Baxter
    • Wild Bees (1953) (Collected Poems 82-83)
    • The Ikons (1971) (Collected Poems 499)
  • Allen Ginsberg
    • A Supermarket in California
  • Phyllis Webb
    • Marvell's Garden
    • Treblinka Gas Chamber
  • Jayanta Mahapatra
    • The Abandoned British Cemetery at Balasore
    • Total Solar Eclipse
  • Adrienne Rich
    • Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
    • Diving into the Wreck
    • A Woman Mourned by Daughters
  • Derek Walcott
    • A Far Cry from Africa
    • Ruins of a Great House
  • Ted Hughes
    • Pike
    • Hawk Roosting
  • Sylvia Plath
    • Daddy
    • Mirror
    • Lady Lazarus
    • Wole Soyinka
    • Telephone Conversation
    • Lost Tribe
  • Alden Nowlan
    • The Bull Moose
  • Leonard Cohen
    • A Kite Is a Victim
    • Suzanne Takes You Down
  • Les Murray
    • The Tin Wash Dish
    • Dog Fox Field
  • Seamus Heaney
    • Death of a Naturalist
    • Digging
    • The Singer's House
  • Margaret Atwood
    • Progressive Insanities of a Pioneer
    • The Animals in That Country
    • you fit into me
    • Variations on the Word Love
    • Helen of Troy Does Counter Dancing
  • Fred Wah
    • my father hurt-
  • Gwendolyn MacEwan
    • A Breakfast for Barbarians
    • Dark Pines under Water
  • Michael Ondaatje
    • Elizabeth
    • Letters & Other Worlds
    • The Cinnamon Peeler
  • Bert Almon
    • The Feast of St. Valentine
    • Jessica Williams at the Yardbird Suite
  • Eavan Boland
    • That the Science of Cartography Is Limited
    • The Pomegranate
  • Marlene NourbeSe Philip
    • Sprung Rhythm
    • Meditations of the Declension of Beauty by the Girl with the Flying Cheek-bones
  • Don Domanski
    • Pearls
    • A Trace of Finches
  • Naomi Shihab Nye
    • Arabic
    • Brushing Lives
  • Roo Borson
    • The Ways We?re Taught
    • Spring Cherries
  • Dionne Brand
    • Blues Spiritual for Mammy Prater
  • Louise Bernice Halfe
    • Body Politics
  • Carol Ann Duffy
    • Prayer
    • The Love Poem
  • Marilyn Dumont
    • Letter to Sir John A. Macdonald
    • The Devil?s Language
  • Armand Garnet Ruffo
    • Poem for Duncan Campbell Scott
    • On the Line
  • Jan Zwicky
    • Border Station
    • Poppies
  • Robert Crawford
    • Anne of Green Gables
  • George Elliott Clarke
    • Blank Sonnet
    • Casualties
  • Michael Crummey
    • What's Lost
    • Loom
  • Rita Wong
    • Write Around the Absence
    • Sort by Day, Burn by Night

Author Information

Jon Stott

Raymond E. Jones