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The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics / Edition 3

The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics / Edition 3

by Lewis Turco
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584650222

ISBN-13: 9781584650225

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: University Press of New England

Since 1968 Lewis Turco's Book of Forms has been a staple in the libraries of writers, teachers, poets, and others who care about the craft of poetry. The 160-page first edition was followed in 1986 by the 292-page New Book of Forms, reprinted six times and one of UPNE's Top Ten Best Sellers. Now Turco has expanded and updated his classic once again, adding many new

Overview

Since 1968 Lewis Turco's Book of Forms has been a staple in the libraries of writers, teachers, poets, and others who care about the craft of poetry. The 160-page first edition was followed in 1986 by the 292-page New Book of Forms, reprinted six times and one of UPNE's Top Ten Best Sellers. Now Turco has expanded and updated his classic once again, adding many new forms, including the ghazal, rubliw, double dactyl, various Japanese forms other than the haiku and tanka, Clerihew, amphigory, backwoods boast, and quaternion. Twenty percent larger than before, it now includes six in-depth prosodic essays and an entirely new discussion of the rules of scansion, never before formulated in such a simple system and not available in any other handbook.

The Elements of Poetry section has been reorganized in three genres: Dramatic Poetry, Lyric Poetry, and Narrative Poetry. Many new poems from all of English and American literature have been added or substituted in order to provide clear examples of all terms and forms to be found in the book. In short, no handbook ever published in the English language is as complete and helpful as the third edition of The Book of Forms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584650225
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
3rd ed.
Pages:
349
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.99(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Editionix
Part I.The Elements of Poetry
Introduction3
Modes of Writing4
The Levels of Poetry4
Prosody5
The Typographical Level6
The Sonic Level9
Prose Poetry9
Isoverbal Prosody15
Parenthetical Prosody16
Syllabic Prosody20
Accentual Prosody21
Accentual-Syllabic Prosody32
The Sensory Level55
Descriptions and Similes55
Metaphors61
Rhetorical Tropes67
The Ideational Level68
Chapter Glossary69
Part II.Form-Finder Index
Introduction93
Specific Forms94
General Forms100
Part III.Traditional Verse Forms
Dramatic Poetry109
Lyric Poetry120
Narrative Poetry286
Bibliography303
Index313

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