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Author Styles, Morag.

Title From the garden to the street : an introduction to 300 years of poetry for children / Morag Styles
Published London : Cassell, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 304 pages)
Series Cassell education
Cassell education.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: From the 'garden' of childhood to real life on the street in 300 years of poetry for children; 1 Devotions and Didacticism: Religious verse for children; 2 Romantic Visions: The influence of Romanticism on children's verse; 3 'Sweet Flowers I Bring': Nineteenth-century nature poetry for children; 4 Old Mother Hubbard: And other nursery rhymes, old and new; 5 The Capacity to Amuse: The history of humour in poetry for children; 6 Jumblies and Jabberwockies: The nonsense verse of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear
Summary From John Bunyan's 'country rhimes' to rude chants about Manchester United, from Ted Hughes to Edward Lear, and from William Blake to the Taylor sisters, Morag Styles covers three hundred years of poetry with infectious enthusiasm and a keen critical eye. In this scholarly and fascinating book, she provides an informative account of the history of poetry written for children in Britain and America in the last three centuries. She analyses the major poets, genres and developments over this period, and traces the continuities between the past and the present. Styles asks fundamental questions wh
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Children -- Books and reading -- English-speaking countries.
Children's poetry, American -- History and criticism.
Children's poetry, English -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1847140572 (electronic bk.)
9781847140579 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Subtitle on cover: Three hundred years of poetry for children