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Poetry For Dummies


Poetry For Dummies


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von: John Timpane

13,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 16.03.2011
ISBN/EAN: 9781118053645
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 336

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Introduction. About This Book. How This Book Is Organized. Part I: Reading and Understanding Poetry. Part II: In the Beginning Was a Poem. Part III: Writing Poetry: A Guide for Aspiring Poets. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Part V: Appendixes. Icons Used in This Book. Where to Go from Here. Part I: Reading and Understanding Poetry. Chapter 1: Poetry 101. Chapter 2: Subject, Tone, and Narrative. Chapter 3: Tuning In to Language. Chapter 4: The Art of Interpretation. Chapter 5: Connecting with Poems from the Past. Part II: In the Beginning Was a Poem. Chapter 6: An Intelligent Hustle through Poetic History: From the Earliest Poetry to the 1700s. Chapter 7: An Intelligent Hustle through Poetic History: The 19th Century to the Present. Chapter 8: Calling the Muse. Chapter 9: Writing Open-Form Poetry. Chapter 10: Working with Traditional Forms of Verse. Chapter 11: Putting Pen to Paper: Writing Exercises for Poets. Chapter 12: Going Public with Your Poetry. Chapter 13: Getting Published. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 14: Ten Myths about Poets and Poetry. Chapter 15: Ten Poems Worth Memorizing. Chapter 16: Ten Love Poems. Part V: Appendixes. Appendix A: Glossary. Appendix B: Poetry Timeline. Appendix C: Resources. Permissions. Index. Book Registration Information.
The Poetry Center in San Francisco sponsors readings and awards and houses a renowned poetry archive. John Timpane, Ph.D., is the author of It Could Be Verse: Anybody's Guide to Poetry. Maureen Watts is a writer and longtime poetry activist who serves on the board of the National Poetry Association
Get expert tips on writing your own poems Understand and appreciate the pleasures of poetry Can't tell the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Don't worry! This friendly guide demystifies all that complicated jargon and explains how to truly enjoy poetry. The authors walk you through poetry's history, show you where to find exciting contemporary readings, and provide easy exercises to stimulate your own poetic juices. Praise for Poetry For Dummies "Poetry For Dummies is a pleasant romp... with tons of information, informally and intelligently presented....A fine introduction to poetry." — Willis Barnstone, author of Sappho: A New Translation and Algebra of Night "Amaze and delight your friends at coffee houses or cocktail parties! Nobody who reads this welcoming and enlightening introduction to poetry from Sappho to slams will be a dummy about poetry anymore." — Ed Taylor, Executive Director, just buffalo literary center Discover how to: Understand the language and forms of poetry Interpret a poem's possible meanings Get a handle on poetry through the ages Find poetry readings near you Write your own poems Get smart! @www.dummies.com Find listings of all our books Choose from many different subject categories Sign up for eTips at etips.dummies.com

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