Poetry and Animals

The book considers several different types of poetry: allegorical poems, poems about “the animal” broadly conceived, poems about species of animal, poems about individual animals or the animal as individual, and poems about hybrids and ...

Author: Onno Oerlemans

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231547420

Category: Nature

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Why do poets write about animals? What can poetry do for animals and what can animals do for poetry? In some cases, poetry inscribes meaning on animals, turning them into symbols or caricatures and bringing them into the confines of human culture. It also reveals and revels in the complexity of animals: poetry, through its great variety and its inherently experimental nature, has embraced the multifaceted nature of animals to cross, blur, and reimagine the boundaries between human and animal. In Poetry and Animals, Onno Oerlemans explores a broad range of English-language poetry about animals from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world, revealing how poetry can contribute to our understanding of animals and our relations with them. He presents a taxonomy of the kinds of animal poems, breaking down the categories and binary oppositions at the root of human thinking about animals. The book considers several different types of poetry: allegorical poems; poems about “the animal” broadly conceived; poems about species of animal; poems about individual animals or the animal as individual; and poems about hybrids and hybridity. Through careful readings of dozens of poems that reveal generous and often sympathetic approaches to recognizing and valuing animals’ difference and similarity, Oerlemans demonstrates how the forms and modes of poetry can sensitize us to the moral standing of animals and give us new ways to think through the problems of the human-animal divide.

Don t Go Pet a Porcupine

Here you will find serious poems, traditional poems and funny poems by a wide range of poets - from John Agard to Ted Hughes.

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9780749640842

Category: Animals

Page: 32

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Here you will find serious poems, traditional poems and funny poems by a wide range of poets - from John Agard to Ted Hughes. The poems are about many different types of animals - from yaks to sticklebacks, and are illustrated with photographs. Ages 7+.

Animal Poems

Collection of poems about animals from around the world.

Author: John Hollander

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402709265

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Collection of poems about animals from around the world.

The Poetry of Animals

Animals and Adaptations The world is full of animals of all shapes and sizes.

Author: Gayle Paben

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781614934141

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Page: 36

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Animals and Adaptations The world is full of animals of all shapes and sizes. Their interesting features are packed full of surprises. They come fit with adaptations that help them to survive. Nature has a way of helping creatures stay alive. Whether mammal, amphibian, reptile, fish, or bird. All have fascinating facts, which you may have heard. These remarkable and varied creatures live on land and sea. So learn all about them as you read along with me! Authors Website: www.gaylepaben.com

Bestiary

This is a gook of passionate and humorous encounters with the vibrant world of animals.

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Frog Limited

ISBN: 9781883319489

Category: Poetry

Page: 230

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In Bestiary, Stephen Mitchell has collected animal poems from many ages and many cultures. He includes excerpts from ancient masterpieces like “The Hymn to the Sun” by Pharaoh Amen-hotep IV, The Book of Job, and The Book of Psalms; haiku by Basho, Buson, and Issa; poems by Milton and Smart, Blake and Burns, Whitman and Emily Dickenson, Hardy and Hopkins... This is a gook of passionate and humorous encounters with the vibrant world of animals.

An Arkful of Animals

A collection of poems by famous poets featuring owls, oliphaunts, and other familiar and fanciful creatures.

Author: William Cole

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395616185

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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A collection of poems by famous poets featuring owls, oliphaunts, and other familiar and fanciful creatures.

Animals and Animal Imagery in the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Seamus Heaney

This dissertation examines animals and animal imagery in the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Seamus Heaney. The study shows that animals and animal imagery comprise a significant part of the work of Bishop and Heaney.

Author: Ulf Kirchdorfer

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Category: Animals in literature

Page: 190

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This dissertation examines animals and animal imagery in the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Seamus Heaney. The study shows that animals and animal imagery comprise a significant part of the work of Bishop and Heaney. An examination of the animal aspect of their poetry illuminates the poets' themes, techniques, and achievements as well as limits. My close reading of Bishop's "animal" poems presents the following thematic groupings: The poet at work and the art of writing; nature as religious sustenance; the intersection of nature as religion and the art of writing; the inhumanity/cruelty of humankind toward one another and toward the natural world; animals as companions, and the poet's/humankind's loneliness; the confessional poems. My close reading of Heaney's "animal" poems presents the following thematic groupings: The mature poet taking stock of his artistic career and considering his family lineage; the repeated mid-career concerns of politics, pastoral's and love's respite, and artistic responsibilities; history's coming alive; the wounded "I" and "Ireland"; early awareness of what it means to be an artist. My reading of either poet is the first from a deliberately narrowed vantage through which insight into either poet's techniques and meanings can be discerned. As such, my dissertation presents materials that more general considerations of these poets cannot.

The Use of Animals in Marianne Moore s Poetry

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,0, RWTH Aachen University, language: English, abstract: “Poetry has “a place for the genuine,” and Moore’s favoring of animals as poetic subjects ...

Author: Jana Brueske

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656316201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 14

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,0, RWTH Aachen University, language: English, abstract: “Poetry has “a place for the genuine,” and Moore’s favoring of animals as poetic subjects is a tribute to their genuineness.” (Allen 1939, 112) In my term paper I want to deal with her special interest in animals. I want to find out why she uses animals in her poems and what function they fulfil. In order to do so, I will first have a look at her poems in general to discover what kind of animals she uses and with which frequency. I will also look at her life outside of the poet’s world in order to understand where her influences came from. I will then pick out two of her animal poems to make a more specific analysis on them in order to see what the different functions of animals are and how they are presented. The first example will be Marianne Moore’s poem To a giraffe which will then be compared to a second poem The arctic ox (or goat). In a next step I want to give an overview over the other functions of animals used in Marianne Moore’s poetry. To understand the quantity and frequency of animal use in her works I will consider another by Marianne Moore which is called The Jerboa. Because of its length I will not analyze this poem in detail, but I will present the most important aspects in regard to the functions of animals given in this frequently cited and interpreted poem.

Poems about Animals

This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't.

Author: Brian Moses

Publisher: Wayland

ISBN: 9781526303585

Category: Animals

Page: 32

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This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this. Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.


A Study Guide for James Dickey s The Heaven of Animals

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410347885

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

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A Study Guide for James Dickey's "The Heaven of Animals," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Zoo doings

A collection of forty-six animal poems.

Author: Jack Prelutsky

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780590053914

Category: Poetry

Page: 79

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A collection of forty-six animal poems.


Zoopoetics

Zoopoetics provides further traction for people interested in the possibilities when and where species meet. Gestures are paramount to zoopoetics.

Author: Aaron M. Moe

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739186639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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Zoopoetics assumes Aristotle was right. The general origin of poetry resides, in part, in the instinct to imitate. But it is an innovative imitation. An exploration of the oeuvres of Walt Whitman, E. E. Cummings, W. S. Merwin, and Brenda Hillman reveals the many places where an imitation of another species’ poiesis (Greek, makings) contributes to breakthroughs in poetic form. However, humans are not the only imitators in the animal kingdom. Other species, too, achieve breakthroughs in their makings through an attentiveness to the ways-of-being of other animals. For this reason, mimic octopi, elephants, beluga whales, and many other species join the exploration of what zoopoetics encompasses. Zoopoetics provides further traction for people interested in the possibilities when and where species meet. Gestures are paramount to zoopoetics. Through the interplay of gestures, the human/animal/textual spheres merge making it possible to recognize how actual, biological animals impact the material makings of poetry. Moreover, as many species are makers, zoopoetics expands the poetic tradition to include nonhuman poiesis.

The Beauty of the Beast

An illustrated collection of poems about animals, insects, and birds by poets from different parts of the world.

Author: Jack Prelutsky

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780679870586

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 101

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An illustrated collection of poems about animals, insects, and birds by poets from different parts of the world.

Pug

In the follow-up to the well-received Animal Poems, Pug: And Other Animal Poems examines a wide range of animal behavior, from the fleetingness of a fly sipping spilled milk to the constant steely presence of a powerful bull; the greedy ...

Author: Valerie Worth

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466830336

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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In the follow-up to the well-received Animal Poems, Pug: And Other Animal Poems examines a wide range of animal behavior, from the fleetingness of a fly sipping spilled milk to the constant steely presence of a powerful bull; the greedy meal of a street rat to a cat's quiet gift of a dead mouse on the doorstep. Steve Jenkins's bright collage art brings these small moments to life. A Margaret Ferguson Book




Good Mousekeeping

A collection of humorous poems that describe where various animals would reside, if they could decide. Full-color illustrations.

Author: J. Patrick Lewis

Publisher: Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A collection of humorous poems that describe where various animals would reside, if they could decide. Full-color illustrations.