I'm an English undergrad and this is a fantastic book that goes over the basics in poetry. Despite pretty much despising poetry, I love the insightful comments on the effects of various poetic elements and it has helped make my poetry modules bearable!!
I have not read it from cover to cover yet, but already have found much to dip into and I know that I will continue to refer to it over and over again. A facinating companion for any one who likes poetry.