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Kennedy, X. J.

Overview
Works: 399 works in 1,010 publications in 3 languages and 30,731 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Terminology  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Translator, Lyricist, Other
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An introduction to poetry by X. J Kennedy( Book )

85 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bestselling anthology includes more than 500 of the discipline's greatest poems, blending classic works and contemporary selections. Both noted poets themselves, the text's editors X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia write of their subject with wit and a contagious enthusiasm. Informative, accessible apparatus presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, and supported by interludes with the poets. --Publisher description
Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama by X. J Kennedy( Book )

75 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book attempts to provide the college student with a reasonably compact introduction to the searching, attentive, and appreciative study of literature - and, hopefully, with some memorable stories, poems, and plays.
Knock at a star : a child's introduction to poetry by X. J Kennedy( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of mostly very short poems by standard, contemporary, and anonymous poets, intended to stimulate interest in reading and writing poetry
The Bedford guide for college writers : with reader, research manual, and handbook by X. J Kennedy( Book )

58 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and Swedish and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convenient and economical, The Bedford Guide for College Writers offers four coordinated books in one -- a process-oriented rhetoric with professional and student models, a provocative thematic reader, an up-to-date research manual, and a comprehensive handbook. The seventh edition does even more to build essential writing and research skills -- from devising a sound thesis to finding the best evidence to support it. In addition, the book includes new visuals to reinforce key writing concepts and expanded coverage of using and analyzing visuals. ... Publisher description
The Bedford reader by X. J Kennedy( Book )

38 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays which exemplify writing techniques, such as narration, description, and analogy
The beasts of Bethlehem by X. J Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents nineteen poems, each in the voice of a creature that was present in the stable at the time of Christ's birth
The forgetful wishing well : poems for young people by X. J Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy poems deal with the challenges of growing up, curious beasts and birds, city life, and other subjects both realistic and fanciful
Brats by X. J Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-two poems describe a variety of particularly unpleasant brats
Exploding gravy : poems to make you laugh by X. J Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best funny poems of X.J. Kennedy all combined in a collection that pleases the ear and delights the mind. Do you like to laugh? To smile? Do you like words that sing and dance? If you like one, two, or all of the above, this is the book for you. Inside these covers you'll find the best funny poems of X.J. Kennedy, all combined in a collection that pleases the ear and delights the mind. In Exploding Gravy you will meet an absolutely terrible baby-sitter and a vain witch, be introduced to several dinosaurs, told some mixed-up tales, and yes, learn all about that exploding gravy -- and that's just for starters. When Joy Allen's delicious drawings are added to Kennedy's poems they create a recipe for fun. Bet you anything that you'll be asking for seconds of Exploding Gravy
Cross ties : selected poems by X. J Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a selection of poems written by the author between 1956 and 1984
The Longman dictionary of literary terms : vocabulary for the informed reader by X. J Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of four hundred alphabetically arranged literary terms, covering a wide range of concepts with definitions and a pronunciation guide
Fresh brats by X. J Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems describing the naughty antics of Lil, who used a power mower on Mom's Persian rug, Ross, who dipped his baby sister in pea-green paint, and other fresh brats
Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, drama, and writing by X. J Kennedy( Book )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Reading a story; 2. Point of view; 3. Character; 4. Setting; 5. Tone and style; 6. Theme; 7. Symbol; 8. Reading long stories and novels; 9. Latin american fiction; 10. Critical casebook; 11. Critical casebook; 12. Stories for further reading; 13. Reading a Poem; 14. Listening to a voice; 15. Words; 16. Saying and suggesting; 17. Imagery; 18. Figures of speech; 19. Song; 20. Sound; 21. Rhythm; 22. Closed form; 23. Open form; 24. Symbol; 25. Myth and narrative; 26. Poetry and personal identity; 27. Translation; 28. Poetry in spanish: literature of latin america; 29. Recognizing excellence; 30. What is poetry?; 31 Two critical casebooks; 32. Critical casebook; 33. Poems for further reading; 34. Reading a play; 35. Modes of drama; 36. Critical casebook; 37. Critical casebook; 38. The modern theater; 39. Evaluating a play; 40. Plays for further reading; 41. Writing about literature; 42. Writing about a Story; 43. Writing about a Poem; 44. Writing about a Play; 45. Writing about a research paper; 46. Writing as discovery; 47. Writing an essay exam; 48. critical approaches to literature
Ghastlies, goops & pincushions : nonsense verse by X. J Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nonsense poems describing a variety of unlikely characters and situations
Nude descending a staircase : poems, songs, a ballad by X. J Kennedy( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a prominent bar in Secaucus : new and selected poems, 1955-2007 by X. J Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestiary, or, Procession of Orpheus by Guillaume Apollinaire( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An echo to the sense : prosody and form in poetry( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

X.J. Kennedy discusses and demonstrates the importance of rhyme and meter in his poetry. Dramatic readings of poems by Shakespeare, Dickinson, Hopkins and contemporary poets Dudley Randall and Leonard Adam are analyzed to show how prosody and form contribute to meaning. Four poetic versions of the Icarus myth -- those of Sexton, Spender, Williams and Field -- are dramatized and compared. Marge Piercy discusses the role of myth in her poetry
 
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The beasts of Bethlehem
Alternative Names

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Languages
English (383)

Chinese (1)

Swedish (1)

Covers
Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and dramaKnock at a star : a child's introduction to poetryThe Bedford guide for college writers : with reader, research manual, and handbookThe Bedford readerThe beasts of BethlehemBratsExploding gravy : poems to make you laughThe Longman dictionary of literary terms : vocabulary for the informed reader