Writing Poems

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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This book offers comprehensive coverage of the creative process and the technical aspects of writing poetry.Filled with practical advice and numerous examples,Writing Poemsis appropriate for both the beginning and advanced poet. Its anthology of classic and contemporary poems enlivens its readers'understanding of poetry, illustrates poetic principles, and, above all, inspires writing. With clear explanations, a lively presentation, and in-depth discussions, this book demystifies the process of writing poems and provides the guidance needed to help writers improve their craft.For anyone interested in writing poetry

Table of Contents

Preface: To The Teacher
Starting Out: An Introduction?
"Sweater Weather: A Love Song to Language,"
Word Magic Diction?
"Those Winter Sundays,"
"Barbed Wire,"
Pruning and Weeding?
"Dulce et Decorum Est,"
"In a Station of the Metro,"
Clarity, Obscurity and Ambiguity?
Questions and Suggestions?
Poems to Consider "Famous,"
"Home is so Sad,"
"The Way Things Work,"
"Night in Iowa,"
"Bent to the Earth,"
"Metaphors of a Magnifico,"
"A Noiseless Patient Spider,"
"The Racer's Widow,"
"Letter in July,"
Questions and Suggestions?
Poems to Consider
"Traveling through the Dark,"
"In the Museum of Your Last Day,"
"Unconditional Election,"
"Storm Window,"
"A Grave,"
"Off-Season at the Edge of the World,"
Making the Line
(I) Syllable-Stress Meter
The Lengths of Metrical Lines
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