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Published by Longman in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Influence.,
  • Narration (Rhetoric),
  • Voice in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementNeil Roberts.
SeriesStudies in twentieth-century literature, Studies in twentieth century literature (Longman (Firm))
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR601 .R53 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 208 p.
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21101186M
ISBN 10058223350X, 0582233526

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This book examines the narrative and dialogic elements in the work of a range of poets from Britain, America, Ireland, Australia and the Caribbean, including poetry from the immediate postwar years to the contemporary, and novel-like narratives to personal lyrics. This book examines the narrative and dialogic elements in the work of a range of poets from Britain, America, Ireland, Australia and the Caribbean, including poetry from the immediate postwar years to the contemporary, and novel-like narratives to personal Rating: % positive. Narrative and voice in postwar poetry. London ; New York: Longman, (OCoLC) Online version: Roberts, Neil, Narrative and voice in postwar poetry. London ; New York: Longman, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Neil Roberts. Get this from a library! Narrative and Voice in Postwar Poetry.. [Neil Roberts] -- Poetry in English since the Second World War has produced a number of highly original narrative works, as diverse as Derek Walcott's Omeros, Ted Hughes' Gaudete and Anne Stevenson's Correspondences.

  Types of Narrative Poems. Ancient and medieval narrative poems were most commonly epics. Written in a grandiose style, these epic narrative poems retold legends of virtuous heroes and powerful gods. Other traditional forms include Arthurian romances about knights and chivalry and ballads about love, heartbreak, and dramatic events. Therefore, novels contain two types of voice: the characters’ voices AND the narrator’s voice. (Please, this is not true for most non-fiction books. In non-fiction, the narrator’s voice is often that of the writer). However, and this is important, the narrator’s voice is NOT the author’s voice.   “The narrator’s voice is your greatest asset– and your greatest drawback.” – Orson Scott Card. Choosing the narrative voice for your novel determines who the reader will sympathize with. That means the entire story hangs on the choice of your narrative voice. It can be very difficult to choose the right narrator for your book. Author: Sylvia Plath. Publisher: Harpercollins ISBN: STANFORD Category: Fiction Page: View: Read Now» Nineteen of Plath's surviving stories, the earliest dating from , are joined by five of her best pieces of journalism and selected excerpts from her diaries.

  Narrative Poem Examples. Understanding the speaker's voice requires reading examples of narrative poetry. Edgar Allan Poe describes the story of Annabel Lee in his poem by the same name; the first-person narrator participates in the story, ultimately lying down by .   Yet one section of his book, titled ‘Half-Lives – The First Luisa Rey Mystery’ is written as a mystery/thriller. This section in itself is linear narrative, told in the present tense. Luisa Rey is a young journalist who becomes a target of powerful people when she investigates health and safety failings at a nuclear power plant. Just because a book is in third-person does not mean that the story has to be written in the writers’ voice. The narrative can have an entirely new feel; one that is distinct from the author and potentially set the book apart from further pieces that the writer creates. An example of voice in third-person is Ted Dekker’s ‘Showdown’. The Classic of Poetry, also Shijing or Shih-ching (Chinese: 詩經; pinyin: Shījīng), translated variously as the Book of Songs, Book of Odes or simply known as the Odes or Poetry (Chinese: 詩; pinyin: Shī), is the oldest existing collection of Chinese poetry, comprising works dating from the 11th to 7th centuries is one of the "Five Classics" traditionally said to have been.