Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the "seven ages" of a human life this new anthology brings together the best-loved poems in English to inspire comfort and delight readers for a lifetime.
The poems in Sylvia Plath'sAriel including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus' 'Daddy' 'Edge' and 'Paralytic' were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first bookThe Colossus and her death in 1963.
You may remember the famous opening lines 'Tyger tyger burning bright'? and 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' but would you be able to name the poems or the poets?<br/> The English language is jam-packed with wonderful verses that we've all heard at some point but probably forgotten.
Staying Alive includes many of the great modern love poems and elegies but it also shows the power of poetry in celebrating the ordinary miracle taking you on a journey around many of the different aspects of everyday life explored in poems.
"This collection of poems and prose writings closely engaging with music from classical to trad jazz and blues to rock music is a chorus of diverse and lively voices in response to the most beloved of all the arts.
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