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Writing Poems

ISBN-10: 0321474066
ISBN-13: 9780321474063
Edition: 7th 2008
List price: $61.80
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Description: The philosophy behind "Writing Poems "is that the traditions and trends of poetry in English are grand and varied enough to give poets what they need to know about poems; in other words, poems teach poets how to write. So the book continues to focus  More...

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Book details

List price: $61.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

The philosophy behind "Writing Poems "is that the traditions and trends of poetry in English are grand and varied enough to give poets what they need to know about poems; in other words, poems teach poets how to write. So the book continues to focus on how poems work and how to use those workings in making one' s own poems. The gold standard of poetry writing books, Writing Poems 7/e is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide that will help aspiring poets to create meaningful works. STARTING OUT: An Introduction; VERSE; MAKING THE LINE; THE SOUND AND LOOK OF SENSE; SUBJECT MATTER; METAPHOR; TALE, TELLER, TONE; THE MYSTERIES OF LANGUAGE; FINDING THE POEM; DEVISING AND REVISING; BECOMING A POET Anyone who wants to become a poet.

Preface: To The Teacher
Starting Out: An Introduction?
"Sweater Weather: A Love Song to Language,"
Word Magic Diction?
"Those Winter Sundays,"
Syntax?
"Barbed Wire,"
Pruning and Weeding?
"Dulce et Decorum Est,"
"In a Station of the Metro,"
Clarity, Obscurity and Ambiguity?
"Gubbinal,"
Questions and Suggestions?
Poems to Consider "Famous,"
"Home is so Sad,"
"Abstraction,"
"The Way Things Work,"
"Night in Iowa,"
"Bent to the Earth,"
"Realism,"
"Dolor,"
Form
Verse
Line?
"Metaphors of a Magnifico,"
Form?
"A Noiseless Patient Spider,"
"The Racer's Widow,"
"Letter in July,"
Questions and Suggestions?
Poems to Consider
"Traveling through the Dark,"
"Balance,"
"In the Museum of Your Last Day,"
"Unconditional Election,"
"Storm Window,"
"Thrall,"
"A Grave,"
"Off-Season at the Edge of the World,"
Making the Line
(I) Syllable-Stress Meter
Rhythm
The Lengths of Metrical Lines

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