How to Write a Poem / Edition 1

How to Write a Poem / Edition 1

by John Redmond
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405124792

ISBN-13: 9781405124799

Pub. Date: 09/12/2005

Publisher: Wiley

An innovative introduction to writing poetry designed for students of creative writing and budding poets alike.

  • Challenges the reader’s sense of what is possible in a poem.
  • Traces the history and highlights the potential of poetry.
  • Focuses on the fundamental principles of poetic construction, such as: Who is

Overview

An innovative introduction to writing poetry designed for students of creative writing and budding poets alike.

  • Challenges the reader’s sense of what is possible in a poem.
  • Traces the history and highlights the potential of poetry.
  • Focuses on the fundamental principles of poetic construction, such as: Who is speaking? Who are they speaking to? Why does their speaking take this form?
  • Considers both experimental and mainstream approaches to contemporary poetry.
  • Consists of fourteen chapters, making it suitable for use over one semester.
  • Encourages readers to experiment with their poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405124799
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/12/2005
Series:
How to Study Literature Series, #5
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.62(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. The Question of Address.

2. Viewpoint.

3. The Question of Voices.

4. The Question of Scale.

5. Uses of Repetition.

6. Image.

7. Short Lines.

8. Long Lines.

9. Diction.

10. Uses of Syntax.

11. Tone.

12. Traditional Forms: Ode.

13. Traditional Forms: Epistle.

14. The Question of Background.

15. Conclusion: The Question of Variety.

Index

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