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Poets and Poetry

Audiovisual Resources

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Rhythms in Poetry—American Passages: A Literary Survey

Amidst the chaos following World War I, Ezra Pound urged poets to "Make it new!" This call was heeded by a large range of poets, ranging from T. S. Eliot to Jean Toomer. This program explores the modernist lyrics of two of these poets: William Carlos Williams and Langston Hughes.

 

The Poetic Experience

This program provides a simple, lyrical introduction to such poetic elements as word selection, rhythm, form, imagery, meter, simile, metaphor and rhyme. Instructive points are demonstrated by examples from Shakespeare, cummings, Whitman, Ciardi, Ferlinghetti, Booth, Horne, Williams, Cullen, MacLeish and Marianne Moore.

 

 

American Poet Laureates

The U.S. poet laureate has a unique opportunity to shape America’s literary terrain—by fostering public appreciation of poetry and by continuing to produce his or her own work. This NewsHour collection profiles six such honorees at the onset of their terms.

DVDs

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