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A World of Poetry

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A World of Poetry is the third book in the Michael Clay Thompson Poetics Program and the poetic element of the third level of the MCT Language Arts Program. This volume is built on comparisons of poetic and scientific observations of nature and the world around us.
Among featured topics are:
Sound: alliteration, assonance, consonance, end-stopped, enjambed.
Rhyme: end rhyme, rhyme scheme, internal rhyme, eye-rhyme, near rhyme.
Meter: the foot, iamb, trochee, dactyl, spondee, amphibrach, amphimacer, pyrrhic.
Stanza: Shakespearean sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, ballad, rime royal, limerick, haiku.
Figures of Speech: simile, metaphor, personification, apostrophe.
Poetic Grammar
Poetry and Science
Poets quoted include: T.S. Eliot, Walt Whitman, Christina Rosetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, A.E. Houseman, Percy Shelley, Emily Dickinson, Sara Teasdale, Anne Sexton, Thomas Hardy, Edgar Allen Poe, W.B. Yeats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Matthew Arnold, Emma Lazarus, Sylvia Plath, Basho Matsuo.
This digital edition features audio that makes it a special treat for students (and their teachers). Now students can hear the voice of Michael Clay Thompson as he recites many of the poems and speaks directly to the readers.

What's New in Version 1.1

Review test is now available online.


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A World of Poetry
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  • $24.99
  • Level: Grades 3-8
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Poetry
  • Published: Jun 25, 2015
  • Publisher: Royal Fireworks Publishing
  • Seller: Royal Fireworks Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Print Length: 142 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.1
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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