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Mooring Against the Tide Writing Fiction and Poetry

ISBN-10: 0130260118
ISBN-13: 9780130260116
Edition: 2001 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: For beginning and intermediate creative writing courses (General/Fiction/Poetry). This workshop-based textbook offers a hands-on, interactive approach to writing fiction and poetry. Presenting the fundamental elements of both genres, the text  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.20
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/6/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

For beginning and intermediate creative writing courses (General/Fiction/Poetry). This workshop-based textbook offers a hands-on, interactive approach to writing fiction and poetry. Presenting the fundamental elements of both genres, the text illustrates the creative writing process and guides the students through several drafts of various student sample writings as if they were participating in an actual workshop. Clearly written and organized, it also includes student samples, class-tested exercises, and an easy-to-use guide to the workshop process.

Preface
Poetry
Getting Started
Imagery
"Laying Bare the Bones: A Meditation on Imagery"
Lines and Stanzas
"Hey, Good Lookin', Haven't We Met Somewhere Before?"
Sound and the Poem
"Degas in Vegas: Some Thoughts on Sound in Poetry"
Rhyme and Meter, the Music of Poems
"Meter and Rhyme"
Voice and How We Create It in Poems
"Voice: What You Say and How Readers Hear It"
Point of View in Poems
"Point of View in Poetry"
Fixed Forms: Creating Our Poetic World
"Form in Poetry"
Putting It All Together: The Whole Poem
"Lorca's Duende, The Art of Zingers in Poetry Workshops, or How to Teach Students to Energize Their Poems"
Revision
"Moonsheen and Porchlight: Revision as Illumination"
The Poetry Workshop
Workshopping a Free Verse Poem
Workshopping a Fixed Form Poem
Poems for Further Reading
On Reading Poetry
The Eagle
Because I Could Not Stop for Death
I Think I Could Turn and Live with Animals
On Being Brought from Africa to America
She's Free
Killers
Sonnet: 14 "If thou must love me ..."
In Which She Satisfies a Fear with the Rhetoric of Tears
The Movies
A Winter Ride
The Fathers
An American Tale of Sex and Death
The Passing House
At A Wedding in Mexico City
Nureyev's Feet
Found Map of Spain
Anniversary
Waking
Unsent Message to My Brother in His Pain
Sermon of the Fallen
Those Riches
Funeral
Song of Napalm
Fish
Poem for the Young White Man Who Asked Me How I, an Intelligent Well-Read Person, Could Believe in the War Between Races
Fiction
Surrounded by Stories: Where Our Stories Come From
"The Second Story: How a Promising Single Episode Might Find Its Fullest Use in Our Fiction"
Point of View
"Touching the Elephant"
Plot
"Fairy Tales Always Come True: Plot and Imagination"
Character
"A Character's Skin"
Setting
"Take Place"
Dialogue
"On Dialogue"
Style, Tone, and Voice
"Voice in Fiction"
Credible Surprise on the Path to Resonance
"Mystery and Surprise"
Theme
Revision
Participating in the Workshop
Workshopping a Story in the First Person
Workshopping a Story in the Third Person
Stories for Further Reading
On Reading Fiction
The Ordinary Son
Shiloh
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Araby
Sweet Feed
Chrysanthemums
The Red Convertible
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
The Lesson
Yours
Glossary
Contributors' Biographies
Credits

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