The Teachers and Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms

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This bestselling reference guide includes 76 entries on traditional and modern poetic forms. Defined in alphabetical order, each entry is allotted 1-7 pages with examples and histories of-and ideas for using-each form.

A reference guide to various forms of poetry with entries arranged in alphabetical order. Each entry defines the form and gives its history, examples, and suggestions for usage.

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Overview

This bestselling reference guide includes 76 entries on traditional and modern poetic forms. Defined in alphabetical order, each entry is allotted 1-7 pages with examples and histories of-and ideas for using-each form.

A reference guide to various forms of poetry with entries arranged in alphabetical order. Each entry defines the form and gives its history, examples, and suggestions for usage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780915924608
  • Publisher: Teachers & Writers Collaborative
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 264,176
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Table of Figures xii
Preface xiii
Poetic Forms
Abstract Poem 1
Acrostic 4
Allegory 6
Alliteration 8
Alphabet Poem 11
Apostrophe 14
Assonance 16
Ballad 18
Ballade 22
Blank Verse 25
Blues Poem 29
Bouts-Rimes 32
Calligram 34
Canto 38
Canzone 40
Cento 42
Chant 45
Cinquain 49
Collaboration 51
Concrete Poem 53
Couplet 58
Eclogue 60
Elegy 62
Epic 65
Epigram 67
Epistle 69
Epitaph 71
Epithalamium 73
Event Poem 74
Foot 76
Found Poem 79
Free Verse 82
Ghazal 84
Haiku 86
Imitation 89
Insult Poem 91
Light Verse 93
Limerick 94
Line 96
List Poem 100
Lune 103
Lyric 105
Macaronic Verse 107
Madrigal 110
Metaphor 112
Nonsense Verse 115
Occasional Poem 117
Ode 118
Ottava Rima 124
Pantoum 126
Parody 129
Pastoral Poem 132
Performance Poem 134
Projective Verse 140
Prose Poem 142
Quatrain 144
Rap 146
Renga 148
Rhyme 152
Rhythm 154
Ritual Poem 156
Rondeau 160
Satire 163
Senryu 168
Sestina 170
Skeltonic Verse 175
Sonnet 178
Spoonerism 181
Stanza 183
Syllabic Verse 185
Tanka 187
Tercet 189
Terza Rima 192
Triolet 194
Villanelle 197
Walk Poem 200
Word Play 207
Appendix A Other Forms 208
Appendix B Authors Cited 209
Bibliography 215
Other Resources: Audiocassettes 223
Videocassettes 224
CD-ROMs 226
Web Sites 227
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