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The Craft of Poetry: Structure and Sound
     

The Craft of Poetry: Structure and Sound

by Harvey Stanbrough
 

In this book, we’ll discuss the structure of the poem, canto, stanza, and line, even to the molecular level, discussing how the sounds of certain letters or letter combinations in certain words affect the reader; whether and why the length or brevity of a line or stanza has a certain effect on the reader; how to construct sentences within the poem so they are

Overview

In this book, we’ll discuss the structure of the poem, canto, stanza, and line, even to the molecular level, discussing how the sounds of certain letters or letter combinations in certain words affect the reader; whether and why the length or brevity of a line or stanza has a certain effect on the reader; how to construct sentences within the poem so they are most effective; the use of punctuation in poetry; the use of meter in poetry, intentional or otherwise; alliteration, assonance, and consonance; the purposes and types of rhyme and its effectiveness or ineffectiveness; the art and necessity of observation, the ability of the poet to sense our world intimately, then report what she senses to the reader; and, overall, how to siphon from the ether an abstract, an emotion, and put it into fixed form, a poem, in such a way that the reader can experience the same emotion. We’ll also discuss common misconceptions.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011221569
Publisher:
FrostProof808
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,217,432
File size:
282 KB

Meet the Author

Harvey Stanbrough is an award-winning writer and poet. He’s fond of saying he was born in New Mexico, seasoned in Texas, and baked in Arizona. After 21 years in the US Marine Corps, he managed to sneak up on a BA degree at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales in 1996. Because he is unable to do otherwise, he splits his writing personality among four personas: Gervasio Arrancado writes magic realism; Nicolas Z “Nick” Porter writes spare, descriptive, Hemingway-style fiction; and Eric Stringer writes the fiction of an unapologetic neurotic. Harvey writes whatever they leave to him. You can see their full bios at HEStanbrough.com.

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