Write Your Own Poetry

Write Your Own Poetry

by Purdie Salas, Laura Purdie Salas
     
 

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No topic is off-limits in poetry. Whether you want to write poems that make people laugh out loud, gasp in surprise, or see things in a new way, this book is for you. Conquer the blank page and express your thoughts, feelings, and observations in the magical world of poetry.See more details below

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No topic is off-limits in poetry. Whether you want to write poems that make people laugh out loud, gasp in surprise, or see things in a new way, this book is for you. Conquer the blank page and express your thoughts, feelings, and observations in the magical world of poetry.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Salas has written a book that I would have loved to have when I was in upper elementary and high school, and perhaps even college. Its audience is primarily those who want to write poetry, and the book very clearly explains how to go about the process. Examples of the various forms of poetry and explanations of the challenge for the writer to create something in those forms are especially helpful. Examples of haiku, acrostic, quatrain, cinquain, diamante, concrete poems, and more are shown, along with information about the number of syllables in each line and rhyme schemes. The book includes an extremely helpful discussion of how important it is to be specific with your word choices and the roles of assonance, alliteration, metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, and others ways to play with words that can make your poems sparkle. Also, poems can be written from various points of view, and excellent examples are provided. The chapter that I found the most helpful focused on meter and rhyme, and there is a useful list of the names for each line and a description of the number of feet (which, of course, relate to the name). The tips to help one get over writer's block and the use of a chart to start brainstorming are things I did not really know. The book is filled with illustrations and some are stock photos, but it works—they relate to the passages and break up what could be extremely dense text. The book closes with comments from several well known poets and advice about sharing or publishing poetry. There is a glossary and index. Not only is this books useful to those who want to write poetry, but it will provide a good foundation for anyone who needs to analyze or understand poeticforms. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756535193
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Series:
Write Your Own Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,020,737
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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