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Poems to Learn by Heart

Author: Caroline Kennedy

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781423108054

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8698

Features one hundred readily memorizable poems that convey a wide range of feelings, meanings, and wisdom, in a volume complemented by watercolor illustrations.

Poems to Learn by Heart

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781423108054

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 1453

Features one hundred readily memorizable poems that convey a wide range of feelings, meanings, and wisdom, in a volume complemented by watercolor illustrations.


Poems to Learn by Heart

Author: Mary Ann Hoberman

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316129473

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7427

When you learn a poem by heart, it becomes a part of you. You know it in your mind, in your mouth, in your ears, in your whole body. And best of all, you know it forever. From the creators of the bestselling You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series comes this new collection of poems especially suitable for learning by heart and saying aloud. With personal introductions by former Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman -- as well as her own time-tested tips and tools for memorization and recitation -- and vivid illustrations by Michael Emberley featuring his trademark wit and lively characters, Forget-Me-Nots includes more than 120 works from both classic and contemporary poets, from childhood favorites to lesser-known treasures. This anthology will inspire a love of learning poetry!

Poems to Learn by Heart

Author: Ana Sampson

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782431459

Category: Poetry

Page: 223

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This is the perfect book for anyone with even the vaguest interest in poetry, providing a wonderful opportunity to revisit those much-loved lines remembered from earlier days. 'Paths of glory', 'Theirs not to reason why', 'When you are old and grey and full of sleep', 'A handful of dust', 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' - these and many others are famous lines of poetry that often occur in everyday speech. But do you know the rest of the verse, or even the rest of the poem?

Poetry by Heart

Poems for Learning and Reciting

Author: Andrew Motion

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241971624

Category: Poetry

Page: 300

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Poetry by Heart - based on the hugely successful nationwide schools competition, 200 magical poems to learn by heart 'The poems we learn stay with us for the rest of our lives. They become personal and invaluable, and what's more they are free gifts - there for the taking' Simon Armitage Two years ago former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion had the idea of setting up Poetry by Heart - a nationwide annual competition for secondary schools which asked contestants to learn two or three poems and be judged on their recitations, first at school level, then regional, then in a national final held at London's National Portrait Gallery. It's proved a huge success, with hundreds of schools participating in the first year, and numbers up by 20% in the second. Coinciding with the start of the third year of competition, and published on National Poetry Day whose theme coincidentally in 2014 is Recitation, this Poetry by Heart anthology brings together the pool of poems - 200 altogether - from which contestants make their choices. Specially picked by Motion and his three co-editors, these poems make up a treasure house - of almost-unknown poems and familiar poems from the mainstream; love poems and war poems; funny poems and heartbroken poems; poems that recreate the world we know and poems written on the dark side of the moon. And all chosen with a view to their being recited out loud. From William Wordsworth to Wilfred Owen, Emily Brontë to Elizabeth Bishop this wonderfully enjoyable anthology will be enjoyed by all ages and includes the best poets from the past to the present day. In a groundbreaking feature, the book includes QR codes which allow readers to use their mobile phones to listen to recordings of the poems - many of them specially recorded by the poets themselves. Sir Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 till 2009, and is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, London. Jean Sprackland'sTilt won the Costa Poetry award in 2008. She is a Reader in Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. Julie Blake is co-Founder and Director of The Full English, an organization based in Bristol which provides support to teachers of English Literature. Mike Dixon is an educational consultant specializing in English in the classroom.

Off by Heart

Poems for Children to Learn and Remember

Author: Roger Stevens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408192969

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

View: 2742

A wonderful collection of poems that are easy to remember and perfect to recite out loud. New, modern and classic poems, ranging from very short to long. The book also includes tips for readers, teachers and parents on how to memorise poems and on performing them out loud. Perfect for the memorising and performance elements in the new primary National Curriculum. Aimed at readers aged 5+

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0394850106

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 248

View: 3803

More than 550 poems by American, English, and anonymous authors.

A Family of Poems

My Favorite Poetry for Children

Author: Caroline Kennedy

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786851119

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 4326

An anthology of poems celebrating poetry's ability to connect us like family.

A Child's Book of Poems

Author: Gyo Fujikawa

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402750618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 116

View: 5211

Contains a collection of poems directed towards children which include, Summer sun, The swan, Three little trees, and more.

Poetry by Heart

A Child's Book of Poems to Remember

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903434277

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 124

View: 8340

This thought-provoking anthology of best-loved poetry is intended to encourage children to enjoy and remember their favourite poems. Poetry by heart begins with poems that are short and easy to learn, and ends with a selection of longer classics which once learnt, will last a lifetime.

Committed to Memory

100 Best Poems to Memorize

Author: John Hollander,Eavan Boland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439579923

Category: Poetry

Page: 196

View: 1347

A collection of English and American poems for memorization includes the works of Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, and Walt Whitman

She Walks in Beauty

A Woman's Journey Through Poems

Author: Caroline Kennedy

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401325955

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

View: 7212

In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood. Inspired by her own reflections on more than fifty years of life as a young girl, a woman, a wife, and a mother, She Walks in Beauty draws on poetry's eloquent wisdom to ponder the many joys and challenges of being a woman. Kennedy has divided the collection into sections that signify to her the most notable milestones, passages, and universal experiences in a woman's life, and she begins each of these sections with an introduction in which she explores and celebrates the most important elements of life's journey. The collection includes works by Elizabeth Bishop, Sharon Olds, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, W. H. Auden, Adrienne Rich, Sandra Cisneros, Anne Sexton, W. S. Merwin, Dorothy Parker, Queen Elizabeth I, Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shahib Nye, and W. B. Yeats. Whether it's falling in love, breaking up, friendship, marriage, motherhood, or growing old, She Walks in Beauty is a priceless resource for anyone, male or female, who wants a deeper understanding and appreciation of what it means to be a woman.

Poem Depot

Aisles of Smiles

Author: Douglas Florian

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 0147509173

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 2336

A collection of sidesplitting nonsense poems by the award-winning creator of Beast Feast and Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs are accompanied by his signature giggle-inducing cartoon illustrations.

By Heart

101 Poems to Remember

Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571278749

Category: American poetry

Page: 143

View: 5359

What has happened to the lost art of memorising poems? Why do we no longer feel that it is necessary to know the most enduring, beautiful poems in the English language 'by heart'? In his introduction Ted Hughes explains how we can overcome the problem by using a memory system that becomes easier the more frequently it is practised. The collected 101 poems are both personal favourites and particularly well-suited to the method Hughes demonstrates. Spanning four centuries, ranging from Shakespeare and Keats through to Thomas Hardy and Seamus Heaney, By Heart offers the reader a 'mental gymnasium' in which the memory can be exercised and trained in the most pleasurable way. Some poems will be more of a challenge than others, but all will be treasured once they have become part of the memory bank.This edition is part of a series of anthologies edited by poets such as Don Paterson and Simon Armitage and features an attractive new design to complement an anthology of classic poems.

Heart Beats

Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Author: Catherine Robson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691119368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

View: 2191

Many people in Great Britain and the United States can recall elderly relatives who remembered long stretches of verse learned at school decades earlier, yet most of us were never required to recite in class. Heart Beats is the first book to examine how poetry recitation came to assume a central place in past curricular programs, and to investigate when and why the once-mandatory exercise declined. Telling the story of a lost pedagogical practice and its wide-ranging effects on two sides of the Atlantic, Catherine Robson explores how recitation altered the ordinary people who committed poems to heart, and changed the worlds in which they lived. Heart Beats begins by investigating recitation's progress within British and American public educational systems over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and weighs the factors that influenced which poems were most frequently assigned. Robson then scrutinizes the recitational fortunes of three short works that were once classroom classics: Felicia Hemans's "Casabianca," Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," and Charles Wolfe's "Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna." To conclude, the book considers W. E. Henley's "Invictus" and Rudyard Kipling's "If--," asking why the idea of the memorized poem arouses such different responses in the United States and Great Britain today. Focusing on vital connections between poems, individuals, and their communities, Heart Beats is an important study of the history and power of memorized poetry.

Cat Talk

Author: Patricia MacLachlan

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

ISBN: 9780060279783

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9298

From cuddler to troublemaker, kitten to tom, cats have a lot to say. Authors Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest and illustrator Barry Moser give voice to and celebrate our most opinionated furry friends in this spirited collection of poems filled with rich language, perfect for reading aloud. Cat Talk is sure to make readers wonder what their own four-legged friends have to say. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Best-Loved Poems

A Treasury of Verse

Author: Ana Sampson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782437246

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

View: 7435

Best-Loved Poems collects the nation's favourite and the English language's best: poetry's greatest hits. From the classics of Wordsworth, Donne and Keats to such modern masters as Hughes, Heaney and Larkin, work from half a millennium of poetry resides in one beautiful anthology for readers to cherish and make their own. With well over 100 poems, arranged into themes of love, nature, childhood, war and family, and with poems offering time-tested wisdom and advice for all situations, your best-loved are sure to be within these pages - whether they're half-remembered nostalgia pieces or learnt by heart - ready to dip into and refer back to whenever and wherever you are.

Gift of Poetry

Author: Shane Mason

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499060211

Category: Poetry

Page: 24

View: 3660

Inside this book you will find passionate poems that will make you want to read them over and over again, so sit back, kick up your feet, relax, release some stress and let the Gift of Poetry open your eyes and melt your heart. Things kept coming to my head, and the soonest I could get a paper and pen, the sooner I wrote them down. The religious poems are to inspire people to believe in our heavenly father. He is always there for us. He gave me the talent, and now it is time to repay the favor. The love poems are dedicated to my wife, and I hope people will dedicate them to the one they love. The fun ones are to bring a smile to people's faces. The poems are my thoughts and feelings.

Poem for the Day

366 Poems, Old and New, Worth Learning by Heart

Author: Nicholas Albery

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 185619499X

Category: English poetry

Page: 400

View: 2963

Contains 366 poems, one for each day of the year (including leap years). Chosen for their narrative, resonance and rhythm, this title includes poems to learn by heart or treasure and enjoy. It features poets ranging from Yeats, Shakespeare, Housman and Kipling, to contemporary poets such as Wendy Cope, Carol Ann Duffy, Maya Angelou, and Thom Gunn.

Classic Poems for Children

Classic Verse from the Great Poets, Including Lewis Carroll, John Keats and Walt Whitman

Author: Nicola Baxter,Cathie Shuttleworth

Publisher: Armadillo Books

ISBN: 9781843227885

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 9617

This inspirational book of over 100 poems is designed to introduce readers of all ages to poetry. It is the starting point on a very special journey to a whole spectrum of thoughts and feelings, magical lands and faraway places. The collection features works by some of the world's most well-known writers and poets, including Edgar Allen Poe, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. With songs and chants such as Waltzing Matilda, or It's Raining, It's Pouring; evocative poems such as Spring by William Blake and When That I Was And A Little Tiny Boy by William Shakespeare, children's favourites like Wynken, Blynken and Nod, and lullabies such as Hush Little Baby.

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