The Oxford Treasury of Time Poems

The Oxford Treasury of Time Poems

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This is a collection for the millennium on the theme of time. The book takes a wide-ranging look at time, including the beginning of the world; the present and the future; being born; having birthdays; and growing old. There are humorous poems and sad poems, old and new poems, familiar and less well-known ones, all included to reflect and illuminate time. The poets include Ted Hughes, Michael Rosen, and Seamus Heaney; Tennyson, Auden, and Shakespeare.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 198.12 x 256.54 x 20.32mm | 748.42g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0192761757
  • 9780192761750

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"Well-organized anthology... The book has a stellar cast: Tennyson, Milton, Blake, Dickinson, and Bronte join more modern writers such as Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, W. H. Auden, Robert Frost... For poetry studies, for students who just enjoy the genre, and for the fascination with the millennia that is sure to transfer into reports, this collection is certainly of the moment."--School Library Journal"Wide-ranging, colorfully illustrated anthology... Best suited to YA readers, though many poems are excellent for reading aloud to younger children."--The Horn Book Guide"Both parents and children will enjoy these poems about seasons, memories, clocks, and the passage of time.... An enjoyable way for hildren to learn about time."--Bloomsbury Review"Poems to enjoy, poems for solace, poems for pure joy... This wonderful language experience goes on delighting the tongue and tickling the mind."--Teaching Pre K-8"Gives imaginations a grand invitation to soar, to ponder and wonder."--Atlanta Journal Constitution"Indeed a treasury...Older children and adults will be moved, or challenged, or tickled by the selections."--Children's Literature"It's the great poetry that kids and teachers will want to read aloud: Dylan Tomas' 'Fern Hill, ' Matthew Arnold's 'Dover Beach, ' Christina Rossetti's 'When I Am Dead, My Dearest, ' and nearly a hundred more."--Booklistshow more

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