Teach Yourself Writing Poetry

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Don't think you can learn how to write poetry? You might want to try reading Teach Yourself Writing Poetry before you decide. Part inspiration and part practical application, this book is designed to help you visualize your images with words; to set context, mood, and tone; to draft and revise your work; and, of course, to get your work published.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780844239477
  • Publisher: NTC Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Series: Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.17 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 What Does it Take to be a Poet? 1
2 Bump-starting the Poem 5
3 A Challenge to the Reader: Groundwork Exercises 15
4 Getting Started: Working Arrangements 21
5 I Gotta Use Words When I Talk to You 28
6 Visualising 36
7 Drafting and Revision 48
8 Using Models 54
9 The Co-operative Approach 65
10 Subject Matter 71
11 Context, Mood and Tone 79
12 Writing in Different Modes 87
13 Style 96
14 Getting the Rhymes to Choose You 104
15 It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing 116
16 Translation 130
17 Writing for Children 141
18 Getting Published 151
19 Reading Aloud 157
20 Ars Poetica 165
Last Words 174
Recommended Reading 176
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    Posted August 31, 2000

    Mystery

    I like a mystery. It can have meaning. And a lot of History. Boys can definitely be a big mystery! Boys are just boys, they can use us girls for toys. Then they throw us away and go make some noise.

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