Open Roads Exercises in Writing Poetry

ISBN-10: 0321127609
ISBN-13: 9780321127600
Edition: 2005
Authors: Diane Thiel
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Book details

List price: $87.40
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 10/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

InOpen Roads , a wealth of fresh and innovative writing exercises and a diverse anthology of poetic forms address specific elements of craft while sparking readers' imaginations and developing their writing skills. Clear, concise discussions of particular techniques of writing poetry are followed by practice of these individual techniques. An extensive anthology of both classic and contemporary poems features poems from Keats to Komunyakaa, and from Auden to Espaillat.

Preface to the Instructor
Introduction
Exercises for Developing Craft and Technique
Beginning/Points of Inspiration
Keeping a Journal
Personal Stories: History as Your Own Heartbeat
Memory and Imagination
Telling Lies to Tell the Truth
Random Connections
Voice and Tone
Finding Your True Subjects
Embodying a Voice
Shifting Tone
Perspective/Point of View
Choosing Points of View
Innocent Perspective
Using Biography
Selecting Details
Detailing a poem
Place with Personality
Image and Symbol
Turning Abstractions into Images
Using all of Your Senses
Writing from Art
Making Metaphor
Symbols, not Cymbals
Figurative Language
Diction
Origins of Words
Foreign Flavor
Surrealist game
Simplify
Tell-Tale Dialect
Drawing Tension
Reversing the Action
Trading Elements
Reverberating Closure
Sound and Rhythm
Listening to Nature
Finding Your Rhythm: Poetry in Prose
Sound, Sense and Nonsense
Speaker and Dialogue
Inhabitation
Populating a Piece
Dropping from the Eaves
Conversations between texts
Making the Old Story New
Song and Story
Kubla Khan Continued
Performing the Poem: Reading, Slam, Performance
Revision
Rereading, Re-imagining, Re-shaping
Drafts and Discovery
What's in a Name: Finding a Title
Finding the Form: A Revision Narrative
Workshop: Thirteen Ways of Looking for Revision
Exercises in Form and Structure
Free Verse: Origins and Season

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