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    • Understanding Literature The Elements Of Poetry


      Just the Facts: Understanding Literature presents an innovative, lively, and contemporary approach to understanding the basic elements of fiction, drama, and poetry and fostering an appreciation of literature. In each program, a young host and hostess guide viewers through the basic elements of each genre with colorful graphics and an informative narrative from English professors. Question-and-answer sections throughout the programs reinforce the concepts presented. Just the Facts: Understanding Literature offers a unique learning experience and an effective teaching tool. The Elements of Poetry Figurative language, meter and rhyme, simile, and metaphor — these are a few of the many topics explored in this lively video tour through the genre of poetry. Other elements illustrated in the program include: Oxymoron Assonance Alliteration Imagery Understatement Hyperbole And more… A young host and hostess guide viewers through the basic elements of poetry with colorful graphics and an informative narrative. In addition, professors of English provide insight to help viewers understand poetry. An interactive component of multiple choice questions reinforces concepts presented in the program and enhances understanding of the basic elements of poetry.

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    • e e cummings


      The Harvard-educated writer, who preferred to sign his name in all lower case, is known the eccentricity of the typography and punctuation he employed to reinforce the rhythm and meaning of words. His poems truly leap off the page when performed aloud. This program, which celebrated the beauty of the individual, is set in a re-creation of New York’s Greenwich Village, where e.e. cummings lived for nearly forty years.

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      when faces called flowers float out of the ground
      she being Brand-new
      anyone lived in a pretty how town
      nobody loses all the time
      in Just-spring when the world is mud-luscious
      sweet spring is your time
      who knows if the moon’s a balloon
      since feeling is first
      lucky means finding Holes
      Jimmie’s got a goil
      come, gaze with me upon this dome
      my sweet old etcetera
      this little bride & groom are standing
      Buffalo Bill’s defunct
      fire stop thief help murder save the world (excerpt)
      one winter afternoon
      when serpents bargain for the right to squirm
      of Ever-Ever Land i speak
      the great advantage of being alive
      sweet spring is your time
      old age sticks up Keep Off signs
      you shall above all things be glad and young
      if everything happens that can’t be done (excerpt)

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    • Glorious Romantics : Lord Byron John Keats Percy Bysshe Shelley


      Starring: Neil Hunt, Stephen Lang, Nicholas Woodeson, Jean marsh, John Neville-Andrews

      Written by: William Perry

      Directed by Marshall Jamison

      A collection of poetry from John Keats, Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley.

      A lover’s delight lay in the words of Lord Byron, John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley as they caress the English language with their poetic phrases.

      British actress Jean Marsh (Upstairs, Downstairs) complements a wonderful ensemble of actors as this charming PBS program delights in the words of romance.

      John Keats: Performances in John Keats include: A thing of beauty is a joy forever, Who kill’d John Keats, Epistle to Charles Cowden Clarke, On the Grasshopper and Cricket, Fancy, Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on a Grecian Urn, Ode to a Psyche, On Seeing the Elgin Marbles, Bright Star, and Adonais.

      Lord Byron: Performances in Lord Byron include: Abou Ben Adhem, Oh You, Who in All Names Can Tickle the Town, Written After Swimming from Sestos to Abydos, Maid of Athens, Ere We Part, The Girl of Cadiz, Jacqueline, A Joke Versified, Then must I plunge again into the crowd, Nay smile not at my sullen brow, Come hither, hither, my little page!, Tis an old lesson, and On with the dance!.

      Percy Bysshe Shelley: Performances in Percy Bysshe Shelley include: Jenny Kissed Me, Alastor, From peak to peak the rattling crags among, Cristabel, This morn is up again…, Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, Love’s Philosophy, Ozymandias, The Isles of Greece, the Isles of Greece!, Wealthy and dominion fade into the mass and My Thoughts

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    • In Praise Of The Lord


      This inspirational PBS program finds the First Poetry Quartet performing a selection of devotional religious poems to the musical accompaniment of the St. Paul United Methodist Church Choir of Lincoln, Nebraska. The live performance includes stirring excerpts from John Donne’s Holy Sonnet VII, Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Pied Beauty, and Dylan Thomas’s And Death Shall Have No Dominion.

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    • Poetry Verse And Rhyme Oh My


      This PBS program presents two fun-filled and educational collections of children’s poetry: A QUIET EVENING WITH MOTHER GOOSE includes beloved rhymes like The Owl and the Pussycat, Lines & Squares, and Eat-it-All Elaine; while A ZOOFUL OF POETRY visits the San Diego Zoo for animal-themed poems like The Hippopotamus, Brown Bear, and See the Monkey.

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