Introduction to Poetry

Desmond Graham introduces the reader whose first language is not English to the simple principles of poetry and shows how an understanding of them deepens appreciation. Discussion of meaning, language, structure, rhythm and sound effects is carried on entirely through carefully selected poems which the reader has before him in the text. Blake, Lawrence, Senghor, Yeats, Tagore, Marvell, Soyinka, Jarrell are some of the thirty-one poets in the anthology which forms the second part of the book.