Discovery of Poetry

ISBN-10: 0155001620

ISBN-13: 9780155001626

Edition: 2nd 1994

Authors: Frances Mayes
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Description: THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY introduces the art and craft of poetry. From an early tribal orison on the rising sun to a recent freeway lyric just out of the word processor, poems always reveal the writer's concerns, feelings, and values. Starting with words and images, this book hopes to help the student understand the importance of word choice and image-making, building a foundation as he or she learns about rhythm, voice, and structure. Questions and writing prompts help facilitate class discussion and a deeper thinking about poetry. The last chapter, "A Poet's Handbook," breaks down the creative process of the poet from creating images to revision. THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY will help facilitate a deeper appreciation and understanding of poetry.

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List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/2/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

A native of Georgia, Frances Mayes received a B.A. from the University of Florida and an M.A. from San Francisco State University. She is a creative writing professor at San Francisco State University. Mayes' memoir "Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy," about buying and restoring an abandoned villa in Cortona, was a national best seller in 1996. In addition her travel writing, Frances Mayes is the author of six books of poetry and is a respected essayist and gourmet cook.

Sources and Approaches
Words: Textures and Sounds
Images: The Perceptual Field
The Speaker: The Eye of the Poem
Rhyme and Repetition
Meter: The Measured Flow
Free Verse
Traditional and Open Forms
Subject and Style
Interpretations: The Wide Response
Writing about Poetry
A Poet's Handbook
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