What is the ideal way to experience the sounds, imagery, and meanings of poetry? This unique multimedia CD is the answer. Offering not only the texts of the top one hundred poems onscreen, it also includes audio readings of every poem specially recorded for this CD by contemporary poets, writers, and performers. The selection of poems is determined by the frequency with which they appear in the 700 anthologies and 75 collected and selected works cited in The Columbia Granger's "RM" World of Poetry. The poets range from Shakespeare to Frost and Blake to Roethke. Lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs of the poets and works from the world's great art collections, The Classic Hundred Poems opens a colorful and engaging world of poetry, offering new ways to explore the genres, meanings, and historical significance of these important literary works.
Teachers and librarians will welcome the user-friendly features that allow students to utilize the accessible, engaging scholarship of the CD. Lively readings, commentaries, illustrations, timelines, maps, and indexes offer a comprehensive introduction to the best poems written in English. A comprehensive Teacher's Manual completes the program.