Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry
There's no better way for you to learn about poetry and understand its elements than with PERRINE'S SOUND AND SENSE. Both a concise introduction to poetry and an anthology, this classic best-seller succinctly covers the basics of poetry with chapters on evaluating poetry, exemplary poetry selections that you'll enjoy reading, and exercises that help you understand each selection. Every poem included in this collection is not only a perfect illustration of the poetic concept at hand, but a remarkable work in its own right.
Arp, Thomas R. and Greg Johnson. Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry. 12th edition. Boston: Wadsworth Publishing, 2007. Print.