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R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet

R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet

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by Judy Young, Victor Juhasz
     
 

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From acrostics to ballads to meter and metaphor, enjoy this collection of poems that illustrate poetic tools, terms, and techniques. Each term and technique is demonstrated.

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From acrostics to ballads to meter and metaphor, enjoy this collection of poems that illustrate poetic tools, terms, and techniques. Each term and technique is demonstrated.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Where was this book when I was studying poetic forms in school? It is formatted like a picture book but really is so much more. The poems will appeal to the younger readers, but the information that accompanies each is a real goldmine. Running through the alphabet, readers learn what constitutes a ballad, what a ghazal is as well a haiku, kyrielle, onomatopoeia, quatrain, and plenty more. The poems are amusing and the illustrations provide even more humor. The sidebar contains some pretty detailed information about each poetic form and is probably even too detailed for the high end of the proposed age range. For a high school or college student, teacher, parent or librarian, this book will find many uses. It offers terrific examples and explanations to make poetic forms understandable, and even has a page of pointers on the last page with a special note to parents and teachers, as well as a glossary. A must have for any school or classroom library and a gem for any English teacher. 2006, Sleeping Bear Press, Ages 4 to 10.
—Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
Twenty-six sidebar lessons on poetry, each linked to both a poem and a cheeky colorful illustration. The wit and mischief in the painterly illustrations (Juhasz identifies himself as a caricaturist) welcome even new poetry readers to give verse a try. Under "N is for Narrative," for example, there's the tightly metered poem, "Reading Homer" and a panoramic painting that includes an angry Cyclops menacing a Greek ship as a goddess arises from the sea and Homer himself hovers over a young dreadlocked boy reading The Odyssey wide-eyed. The accessible sidebar lessons (each about 150 words long) read like entries in a children's encyclopedia. Other topics run the gamut from the basic ("L is for Limerick) to the esoteric ("T is for Tanka"). This rich compendium would also work well in the classroom, but for an older age group than indicated by the publisher. (Picture book. 4-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585365197
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
02/04/2010
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,108,458
Product dimensions:
11.04(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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