The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems
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- Publisher : Mariner Books (November 9, 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 512 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0156007622
- ISBN-13 : 978-0156007627
- Reading age : 14 years and up
- Lexile measure : 990L
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 1.06 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #227,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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All the major aspects of poetry are discussed -- the texture and sound of words, imagery, subject, speaker, meter, form, etc. -- with lots of wonderful and evocative poems given as examples and reading exercises. If my description is calling to mind the sort of dry, overly academic poetry textbook that Prof. Keating has his students rip pages out of in Dead Poets' Society, rest assured, this is not that sort of book. It's actually a pleasure to read, with the author sharing her knowledge and love of poetry in a warm, engaging style. Highly recommended. 4.5 stars
Written as narrative/memoir/anthology.
Even-handed poetry sampling across ages except maybe short on
classical translations and Eastern poetry, but makes sense
for an intro.
Bought this for friend Rachel's 18th birthday along with some complete
works and anthologies--makes a sweet gift bundle for an aspiring
I would have preferred a Kindle version, because with many older poets you really need a dictionary.