FREE PDF ✓ BOOK How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry ☆ EDWARD HIRSCH

TEXT ✓ How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry Ñ Edward Hirsch

Read a poem to yourself in the middle of the night Turn on a single lamp and read it while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone sleeps next to you Say it over to yourself in a place where silence reigns and the din of culture the constant buzzing noise that surrounds you has momentarily stopped This poem has come from a great distance to find you So begins this astonishing book by one of our leadi Poetry needs readers Readers need Edward HirschHow to Read a Poem is simply the best book to read to learn about poetry generally and to stoke your passion for it It's an exuberant book which introduces readers to poetry joyfullyToo often readers learn the rules of verse for example that a sonnet has fourteen lines and rhymes a certain way but they're not inspired they don't know why they should care and they don't understand why anyone would bother to write a sonnet As a result they may memorize those rules but never want to read a sonnet again The inspiration they need is right here in How to Read a Poem This is the only book you need along with the Reading List offered at the back which will send you off to the library to explore for a lifetime

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How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with PoetryNg poets and critics In an unprecedented exploration of the genre Hirsch writes about what poetry is why it matters and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message which is of vital importance in day to day life can reach us and make a difference For Hirsch poetry is not just a part of life it is life and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions In a marvelous reading of world poetry includi I read this one trying to undo the damage of my high school english teacher Mission partly accomplished The first 7 chapters were helpful the last five were a little tedious I love that people get excited about poetry but sometimes that excitement turns into a club where only those in the know can understand

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FREE PDF ✓ BOOK How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry ☆ EDWARD HIRSCH ´ Read a poem to yourself in the middle of the night Turn on a single lamp and read it while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone sleeps next to you Say it over to yourself in a place wherNg verse by such poets as Wallace Stevens Elizabeth Bishop Pablo Neruda William Wordsworth Sylvia Plath Charles Baudelaire and many Hirsch discovers the meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts A masterful work by a master poet this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives but don't know how to read In reading “How to Read a Poem And Fall in Love with Poetry” my soul went to school for several months and was deeply nourished About six years ago I was introduced to the poems of Edward Hirsch and was enchanted by them This time round I experienced Hirsch as a poetry teacher par excellence I am awed both by the brilliance of his poetic gift and the lyrical lucidity of his literary analyses Hirsch wrote lyrically and passionately about poetry which made reading this volume intensely and intimately pleasurable Savoring a lyrical treatise of a lyric poem was like adding honey to molasses This heightened delight repeats itself many times over for several pieces of literary commentary I especially appreciate Hirsch’s perspective of a poem as a literary archway that connects the poet and the reader One of my favorite metaphors is the poem as a message in a bottle sent out in the hope it could wash up on land and find its way to its reader Hirsch said it well Reading poetry is a way of connecting through the medium of language deeply with yourself even as you connect deeply with another Reading poetry is being immersed as Hirsch put it in soul culture a communion with other human beings There were many moments in his literary expositions that were very touching One was Hirsch as a child stumbling on Emily Bronte's “Night” a poem that expressed the grief he felt when his grandfather was dying He reflected I will always be grateful to her for delivering up the wild moors inside me for giving me my childhood grieving through her bardic craft The other was how reading elegies allowed him to come to terms with the loss of a good male friend Poetry opened up a space in him that made it possible to name what he felt as an outsize emotion There were also deliriously beautiful analyses of love poetry with abundant illustrations of how love poetry rejoiced in extravagant analogies eg the Song of Songs In contrast an analysis that was unbearably incisive was his chilling commentary on “Edge” a poem written by Sylvia Plath a week before her suicide One great benefit I derived was being introduced to many poets I have never previously read A few have become new favorites Elizabeth Bishop Pablo Neruda and Anna Akhmatova There is a wonderful glossary behind this volume where one can uickly look up a literary term There is also a comprehensive list of all the great poems that one would be poorer for not reading What a priceless literary treasure this volume is In sum Edward Hirsch has awakened me to “the Shock the Swoon the Bliss” of writing and reading poetry Many of the poets referenced in this volume have long departed but they have left behind them a lyrical gift that is deep and indestructible And for this I am immensely grateful