Rules for the Dance A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

ISBN-10: 039585086X

ISBN-13: 9780395850862

Edition: 1998

Authors: Mary Oliver
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Description: Written by National Book Award winning author Mary Oliver, this text guides the reader through the interwoven pleasures of sound and sense to be found in some of the most celebrated poems in the English language from Shakespeare to Robert Frost.

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List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/27/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Mary Oliver was born in Maple Heights, Ohio on September 10, 1935. She attended Ohio State University and Vassar College, but did not receive a degree. Her first collection of poems, No Voyage and Other Poems, was published in 1963. Her other works include White Pine, West Wind, Why I Wake Early, Thirst, Red Bird, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems, A Thousand Mornings, and Blue Horses: Poems. She has won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize for American Primitive, the Christopher Award and the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award for House of Light, and the National Book Award for New and Selected Poems. Her books of prose include A Poetry Handbook, Blue Pastures, Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse, and Long Life: Essays and Other Writings. She held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Bennington College from 1995 to 2001.

The Rules
Breath
Patterns
More About Patterns
Design: Line Length
Release of Energy Along the Line
Design: Rhyme
Design: Traditional Forms
Words on a String
Mutes and Other Sounds
The Use of Meter in Non-Metric Verse
The Ohs and the Ahs
Image-Making
The Dancers one by one
Style
Scansion, and the Actual Work
A Universal Music
An Anthology of Metrical Poems
Permissions
Index
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