Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright

Much Loved Poems You Half-remember

Author: Ana Sampson

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781843175940

Category: Poetry

Page: 191

View: 1472

Mr. Renny's paintings are so good that they almost appear real. But no one seems to pay them any attention-until a strange man offers to make everything that Mr. Renny paints come to life. First there's the painting of the apple, which Mr. Renny can now eat. Then there's a huge hotdog, a new car, a cruise liner... Mr. Renny paints himself a life of luxury-until his friend Rose comes to ask if she can buy one of his paintings. But he doesn't have any real paintings left! The spell must be broken-and soon! A book containing subtle references to the work of Belgian surrealist Ren Magritte, the illustrations are full of clever and amusing details.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud--and Other Poems You Half-remember from School

Author: Ana Sampson

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781843173946

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

View: 7760

Mr. Renny's paintings are so good that they almost appear real. But no one seems to pay them any attention-until a strange man offers to make everything that Mr. Renny paints come to life. First there's the painting of the apple, which Mr. Renny can now eat. Then there's a huge hotdog, a new car, a cruise liner... Mr. Renny paints himself a life of luxury-until his friend Rose comes to ask if she can buy one of his paintings. But he doesn't have any real paintings left! The spell must be broken-and soon! A book containing subtle references to the work of Belgian surrealist Ren Magritte, the illustrations are full of clever and amusing details.

Poems to Learn by Heart

Author: Caroline Kennedy

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781423108054

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 6771

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

In the Forests of the Night

Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 0307786854

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9757

I was born to the name of Rachel Weatere in the year 1684, more than three hundred years ago. The one who changed me named me Risika, and Risika I became, though I never asked what it meant. I continue to call myself Risika, even though I was transformed into what I am against my will. By day, Risika sleeps in a shaded room in Concord, Massachusetts. By night, she hunts the streets of New York City. She is used to being alone. But now someone is following Risika. Someone has left her a black rose, the same sort of rose that sealed her fate three hundred years ago. Three hundred years ago Risika had a family -- a brother and a sister who loved her. Three hundred years ago she was human. Now she is a vampire, a powerful one. And her past has come back to torment her. This atmospheric, haunting tale marks the stunning debut of a promising fourteen-year-old novelist. From the Hardcover edition.

Poems to Learn by Heart

Author: Ana Sampson

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782431459

Category: Poetry

Page: 223

View: 3399

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?

Love That Dog

Author: Sharon Creech

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0747557497

Category: Children's poetry, American

Page: 86

View: 6173

Slowly Jack learns the pleasures of writing poetry as Miss Stretchberry encourages him to tell his own story through verse. What emerges is a moving and memorable story about a boy and his dog and his growing passion for poetry.

Best-Loved Poems

A Treasury of Verse

Author: Ana Sampson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782437246

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

View: 4898

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.

A Visit to William Blake's Inn

Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

Author: Nancy Willard

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547546319

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6720

Inspired by William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, this delightful collection of poetry for children brings to life Blake’s imaginary inn and its unusual guests.

Poetic Verses for the Mind

A Book of Poetry

Author: Jalal Shah

Publisher: United P.C. Verlag

ISBN: 9783710328978

Category:

Page: 134

View: 2948

Mind blowing poetry that is not only fascinating, but it also intrigues your subconscious mind as you are taken back to the nostalgic days when nature, love and songs shaped your livelihood and moods.

Her Fearful Symmetry

Author: Audrey Niffenegger

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 030737310X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6422

Another brilliant, original and moving novel from the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers — normal, at least, for identical “mirror” twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn’t know existed has died and left them her amazing flat in a building by Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin … but they have no idea that they’ve been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the OCD-suffering crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt’s mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the mother of the girls — her own twin — and who can’t even seem to quite leave her flat…. From the Hardcover edition.

The Stars My Destination

Author: Alfred Bester

Publisher: Ipicturebooks

ISBN: 9781876963460

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 6668

Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class, is the only survivor on his drifting, wrecked spaceship. When another space vessel, the Vorga, ignores his distress flares and sails by, Foyle becomes a man obsessed with revenge. He endures 170 days alone in deep space before finding refuge on the Sargasso Asteroid and then returning to Earth to track down the crew and owners of the Vorga. But, as he works out his murderous grudge, Foyle also uncovers a secret of momentous proportions.

Green and Pleasant Land

Best-Loved Poems of the British Countryside

Author: Ana Sampson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782433019

Category: Great Britain

Page: 192

View: 8166

Our rolling fields and verdant countryside have ever inspired some of the finest verse by our most cherished poets, and the very best are brought together in this thoughtful and enjoyable collection. Green and Pleasant Land features such best-loved poets as Keats, Larkin, Shakespeare, Hopkins and Wordsworth, who effortlessly conjure relaxing and nostalgic images of a better time and place. Be transported to a more lush and vibrant world with this celebration of all the beauty of our language and land. The perfect addition to any poetry lover's collection.

Tyger, Tyger

Author: Michael Hyde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957735224

Category: Australian football

Page: 190

View: 5963

Seventeen-year-old footballer, Johnny Carbone is a flawed genius. One day kicking goals from the boundary, forty metres out, and the next, kicking into the man on the mark when he has the chance to win the game for his team, The Ballantyne Tigers. He has dreams of playing at the top level but can't get it all together. Johnny is dogged by a constant nightmare where he follows, and then is hunted himself, by a dark animal he doesn't recognise. He develops a friendship with an old man, Charlie, who unwittingly provides Johnny with one of the keys to his dream; the nemesis of his sleeping story . . . TYGER, TYGER is about young men growing up; the symbols that guide our lives; fathers and sons; and the poetry of sport.

Touch of the Wolf

Author: Susan Krinard

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307574105

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7973

His heart could be captured--but his passion could never be tamed.... From the acclaimed author of Prince of Shadows and Body and Soul comes the first novel in a powerful new trilogy, the story of a noble clan whose elegance belies a savage secret--and a man who will stop at nothing to preserve his family's dynasty forevermore--. Braden Forster, Earl of Greyburn, has devoted his life to restoring the purity of his clan's werewolf blood. He spent years searching in vain for a distant American cousin, a woman whose pure wolf bloodline is a vital link in his family's heritage. Braden had thought Cassidy Holt was lost forever--until she appeared one rainy night on the steps of his London mansion...her raven hair in disarray, her skin scented with sunlight and sagebrush. As Braden whisks young Cassidy to his family's secluded country estate, both can sense their undeniable attraction. But Cassidy soon learns that they can never satisfy their mutual passion; Braden has already betrothed her to another. Her only hope of claiming the one man she'll always love is to unravel the dark and lustful secrets of his past--. From the Paperback edition.

How to Read a Poem

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111830621X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 2956

Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poem is designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends the subject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personal possession of the students and the general reader. Offers a detailed examination of poetic form and its relation to content. Takes a wide range of poems from the Renaissance to the present day and submits them to brilliantly illuminating closes analysis. Discusses the work of major poets, including John Milton, Alexander Pope, John Keats, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, W.B. Yeats, Robert Frost, W.H.Auden, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, and many more. Includes a helpful glossary of poetic terms.

The Poets' Corner

The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family

Author: John Lithgow

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446501999

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

View: 9999

From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems. The wide variety of carefully selected poems in this book provides the perfect introduction to appeal to readers new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud." Every reader will enjoy reciting these poems with the entire family, appreciating how each one comes to life through the spoken word in this superlative poetry collection.

The Best Poems of the English Language

From Chaucer Through Robert Frost

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060540427

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1008

View: 3911

This comprehensive anthology attempts to give the common reader possession of six centuries of great British and American poetry. The book features a large introductory essay by Harold Bloom called "The Art of Reading Poetry," which presents his critical reflections of more than half a century devoted to the reading, teaching, and writing about the literary achievement he loves most. In the case of all major poets in the language, this volume offers either the entire range of what is most valuable in their work, or vital selections that illuminate each figure's contribution. There are also headnotes by Harold Bloom to every poet in the volume as well as to the most important individual poems. Much more than any other anthology ever gathered, this book provides readers who desire the pleasures of a sublime art with very nearly everything they need in a single volume. It also is regarded as his final meditation upon all those who have formed his mind.

Tiger, Tiger

A Memoir

Author: Margaux Fragoso

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429994972

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4919

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title Tiger, Tiger is a Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction title for 2011 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title One summer day, Margaux Fragoso meets Peter Curran at the neighborhood swimming pool, and they begin to play. She is seven; he is fifty-one. When Peter invites her and her mother to his house, the little girl finds a child's paradise of exotic pets and an elaborate backyard garden. Her mother, beset by mental illness and overwhelmed by caring for Margaux, is grateful for the attention Peter lavishes on her, and he creates an imaginative universe for her, much as Lewis Carroll did for his real-life Alice. In time, he insidiously takes on the role of Margaux's playmate, father, and lover. Charming and manipulative, Peter burrows into every aspect of Margaux's life and transforms her from a child fizzing with imagination and affection into a brainwashed young woman on the verge of suicide. But when she is twenty-two, it is Peter—ill, and wracked with guilt—who kills himself, at the age of sixty-six. Told with lyricism, depth, and mesmerizing clarity, Tiger, Tiger vividly illustrates the healing power of memory and disclosure. This extraordinary memoir is an unprecedented glimpse into the psyche of a young girl in free fall and conveys to readers—including parents and survivors of abuse—just how completely a pedophile enchants his victim and binds her to him.

The Familiar, Volume 5

Redwood

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0375715037

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

View: 4612

The Season One finale of this riveting multisensory masterpiece from the visionary author of House of Leaves. The Familiar Volume 1 Wherein the cat is found . . . The Familiar Volume 2 Wherein the cat is hungry . . . The Familiar Volume 3 Wherein the cat is blind . . . The Familiar Volume 4 Wherein the cat is toothless . . . The Familiar Volume 5 Wherein the cat is named . . . The astonishing series about a young girl who befriends a cat hunting humanity continues with Volume 5, and the Season One finale, in which the consequences of how we encounter one another come into poignant and terrifying relief—especially on one September night, when an unexpected phone call demanding the return of the little white cat challenges everything the Ibrahims hold dear. They are not alone. Jingjing must contend with a rival he could never have anticipated, while Xanther must relinquish all she thought she knew as a far greater responsibility is set before her. Light wavers and pomegranates reveal their price as the effects of a great transition start to reverberate around everyone, Shnorhk’s efforts to resume playing music cannot escape history’s ghosts. Cas, in upstate New York, comes face-to-face with her lifelong nemesis in a candlelit rendezvous that presages the international crisis soon to come. As more lines tangle, Özgür and Luther brawl with a future that may have chosen them long ago, and Isandòrno crosses a line that will force him over the border into a country he has until now steadfastly refused. All the while, a terrible power roaming the world continues to grow . . .

Great Short Poems

Author: Paul Negri

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110281

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 3514

Outstanding anthology features more than 150 English and American masterpieces spanning over 400 years. "Death Be Not Proud," "The Tyger," "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," plus works by Tennyson, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, others.