Perrine’s Sound and Sense

  • AUTHORS: Thomas R. Arp; Greg Johnson
  • ISBN-13: 9781133957577 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 512 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 14th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012
  • ©2014     Published
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Overview

About The Product

There's no better way for you to learn about poetry and to understand its elements than with PERRINE'S SOUND AND SENSE: AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY. Both a concise introduction to poetry and an anthology, this classic best-seller succinctly covers the basics of poetry with chapters on the elements of poetry (imagery, figurative language, allusion, tone, rhythm and meter, pattern, etc.), unique materials for evaluating poetry, exemplary poetry selections that you'll enjoy reading, and exercises and study questions that help you understand each selection. Every poem included in this collection is a perfect illustration of the poetic concept at hand, and every reader can benefit from the book's step-by-step examination of how a poem does what it does.

Features

  • An expanded collection of Featured Poets, each represented by a sufficient number of works to support study of them as an individual artist. For 14e, the number of poems previously included per poet has been reduced somewhat to permit the addition of two additional poets. The new collection features the poems of John Donne from the Renaissance, John Keats and Emily Dickinson from the 19th century, and Robert Frost and Elizabeth Bishop from the twentieth century.
  • An updated portfolio of contemporary poets, the Contemporary Collection, presents six or seven poems by each of five contemporary poets: Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney, Sharon Olds, Pulitzer Prize-winnier Natasha Trethewey, and National Book Award finalist Linda Pastan.
  • Approximately 25% of the poems in the book have been added or relocated, including works by Sherman Alexie; Elizabeth Bishop; Henri Cole; Billy Collins; Countee Cullen; Emily Dickenson; Mark Doty; Alice Moore Dunbar Nelson; Steven Dunn; George Gordon, Lord Byron; Donald Hall; Thomas Hardy; A. E. Housman; Clive James; John Keats; Galway Kinnell; Yusef Komunyakaa; Stanley Kunitz; Sidney Lea; Christopher Marlowe; Cleopatra Mathis; Judson Mitcham; Joyce Carol Oates; Mary Oliver; Meghan O'Rourke; Linda Pastan; Sylvia Plath; Edgar Allan Poe; Katha Pollitt; Spencer Reece; Christina Rossetti; Kay Ryan; Anne Sexton; Natasha Tretheway; James Wright; and William Butler Yeats.
  • Laurence Perrine's exceptional chapters covering the elements of poetry have effectively introduced students to poetry for over fifty years. From "What Is Poetry?" and "How to Read a Poem" to imagery, allusion, tone, rhythm and meter, these concise chapters offer superb guidance to understanding poetry that remain true to their original vision--and true to the serious study of literature.
  • Unique chapters on evaluating poetry speak directly to students with straightforward answers to questions most introduction to poetry books ignore: "Is some literature better?" and "How can it be evaluated?"
  • Exemplary literary selections throughout the introductions to poetry's elements not only bring these concepts to life in crystal detail but also represent the best and most important literature that many students will encounter in college.
  • Writing About Poetry offers exceptionally clear guidance in "Choosing a Topic," "Proving Your Point," "Writing a Paper," "Introducing Quotations," "Documentation," and more.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Thomas R. Arp

    Thomas R. Arp received a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan (1954) and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to Stanford University. In 1955–1956, he produced educational television for the University of Michigan. He received an M.A. in 1960 and a Ph.D. in 1962 -- both from Stanford. He taught at Bowdoin College, Princeton University, University of California at Berkeley, Hull University (England), and Southern Methodist University. Macmillan published his volume THE FORM OF POETRY in 1966, and he received a Fulbright lectureship at University of Bucharest (Romania) in 1969–1970. Arp joined Laurence Perrine in preparing revised editions of SOUND AND SENSE, STORY AND STRUCTURE, and LITERATURE: STRUCTURE, SOUND, AND SENSE beginning in 1982. He became sole author of the books in 1997 and was joined by Greg Johnson in 2002. Dr. Arp passed away in 2015.

  • Greg Johnson

    Greg Johnson received an M.A. in English from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. in English from Emory University. Dr. Johnson is the author of 12 books of fiction, poetry, criticism, and biography, including LAST ENCOUNTER WITH THE ENEMY (Johns Hopkins, 2004), WOMEN I'VE KNOWN: NEW AND SELECTED STORIES (Ontario Review, 2007), the novel STICKY KISSES (Alyson Books, 2001), and several books on Joyce Carol Oates, including INVISIBLE WRITER: A BIOGRAPHY OF JOYCE CAROL OATES (Dutton, 1998) and JOYCE CAROL OATES: CONVERSATIONS 1970–2006 (Ontario Review, 2006). He joined the author team of PERRINE'S LITERATURE in 2002 and has been the sole author since Thomas Arp's passing in 2015.

New to this Edition

  • An expanded collection of Featured Poets, each represented by a sufficient number of works to support study of them as an individual artist. For 14e, the number of poems previously included per poet has been reduced somewhat to permit the addition of two additional poets. The new collection features the poems of John Donne from the Renaissance, John Keats and Emily Dickinson from the 19th century, and Robert Frost and Elizabeth Bishop from the twentieth century.
  • An updated portfolio of contemporary poets presents six or seven poems by each of five contemporary poets: Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney, Sharon Olds, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey, and National Book Award finalist Linda Pastan.
  • Approximately 25% of the poems in the book have been added or relocated, including works by Sherman Alexie; Elizabeth Bishop; Henri Cole; Billy Collins; Countee Cullen; Emily Dickenson; Mark Doty; Alice Moore Dunbar Nelson; Steven Dunn; George Gordon, Lord Byron; Donald Hall; Thomas Hardy; A. E. Housman; Clive James; John Keats; Galway Kinnell; Yusef Komunyakaa; Stanley Kunitz; Sidney Lea; Christopher Marlowe; Cleopatra Mathis; Judson Mitcham; Joyce Carol Oates; Mary Olive; Meghan O'Rourke; Linda Pastan; Sylvia Plath; Edgar Allan Poe; Katha Pollitt; Spencer Reece; Christina Rossetti; Kay Ryan; Anne Sexton; Natasha Tretheway; James Wright; and William Butler Yeats.

Components

Teacher Components

  • Poetry 21 CD-ROM (Stand Alone Version) for Parini’s The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry and The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry, Brief Edition  (ISBN-10: 1413014178 | ISBN-13: 9781413014174)
    Whether you are teaching a traditional or an online course, or just exploring a new interest, Poetry21 provides everything you'll need-from over 400 poems with background information on the poets, to videos of live poetry slams. Everything you would do with a traditional book and notebook-close reading and note taking, scansion and analysis-Poetry21 now brings together into one interactive CD-ROM. In addition, Poetry21 gathers in one place audio/video resources that bring the sights and sounds of the coffee shop and the classroom together right on your desktop. Ask your Cengage Learning representative how to package Poetry21 with this text.
    Price = 67.00

Student Supplements

  • Poetry 21 CD-ROM (Stand Alone Version) for Parini’s The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry and The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry, Brief Edition  (ISBN-10: 1413014178 | ISBN-13: 9781413014174)
    Whether you are teaching a traditional or an online course, or just exploring a new interest, Poetry21 provides everything you'll need-from over 400 poems with background information on the poets, to videos of live poetry slams. Everything you would do with a traditional book and notebook-close reading and note taking, scansion and analysis-Poetry21 now brings together into one interactive CD-ROM. In addition, Poetry21 gathers in one place audio/video resources that bring the sights and sounds of the coffee shop and the classroom together right on your desktop. Ask your Cengage Learning representative how to package Poetry21 with this text.
    Price = 67.00