Poetry Dictionary

Poetry Dictionary

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by John Drury
     
 

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The language of poetry is rich and complex—from abstract language to voice, with all the enjambment, Nashers and sprung rhythm in between. The Poetry Dictionary illuminates and unravels it all with clear, working definitions.

In addition, you'll find vivid and thorough descriptions, along with examples from classic

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The language of poetry is rich and complex—from abstract language to voice, with all the enjambment, Nashers and sprung rhythm in between. The Poetry Dictionary illuminates and unravels it all with clear, working definitions.

In addition, you'll find vivid and thorough descriptions, along with examples from classic and contemporary poetry, Greek to avant-garde, to illustrate the terms. In many cases, several different poems are used to show the evolution of the form, making The Poetry Dictionary a unique anthology of the art. It's a guide to the poetry of today and yesterday, with intriguing hints as to what tomorrow holds.

Author/poet John Drury focuses on those terms that are useful to students and teachers. These are words you need to effectively discuss the craft—concepts that will broaden and stimulate your own creative processes. Drury's from-experience viewpoint and spirited voice keep The Poetry Dictionary relevant, immediate and not only easy to read, but hard not to.

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A reference for poets and readers of poetry, providing definitions of poetic terms and traditions, with examples from classic and contemporary poetry. Includes pronunciations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781582973296
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.14(h) x 1.02(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never taken a poetry and was totally clueless during the poetry sections of my college course. I also really didn't like poetry when I signed up, which made me want to avoid this section of class. This is a very good book that explains poetry termonolgy and includes tons of examples. The examples are beneficial in the "showing" what the term means - how to use it/do it. Who knew that poetry has its own language and many different styles and methods. Turns out poetry is actually pretty fun to write. Who knew? This book turned out to be a huge help in college - wished I'd found this sooner!! For students: Get this book, it'll help in understanding the Prof and give you ideas on how to do your assignments - at least check the book out. Professors: Consider adding this to your class - you know this stuff, we don't.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I became passionate about challenging myself to write my ideas into every poem style from around the world, this was the top book I relied upon. Due to the fact that it covers so much of poetry's actual history, I believe it is best for intermediate and advanced poets/readers. I give the following credit to this book in my intro: I have read much poetry and I would like to give particular credit to writer John Drury for his book The Poetry Dictionary. His intense work has provided me with the most reliable and convenient way to check so many of my poem forms, and learn so much about poetry with its important, historic, in-depth content.