Be a Poet
Twickenham Press, 2007 - 420 Seiten
Originally published in 2007 by Twickenham Press, Be a Poet! is a friendly, accessible guidebook for beginning poets of all ages and situations, containing many exercises designed to expand their repertoire of rhythms and forms. Bogen uses examples from canonical poets like Carl Sandburg and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, as well as three contemporary poets whom she has interviewed personally about their writing habits and tricks. This handbook for the poetically inclined includes in-depth coverage of words and how to use them effectively, plus chapters on rhyming, rhythm, the iamb from blank verse to the various forms of the sonnet, and exotica like art songs, Pindaric and Horatian odes, and terza rima. Its concluding appendix listing addresses of writers' organizations is especially useful.
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And God called the light Day , and the darkness he called Night . And the evening and the morning were the first day . ( Italics mine . ) In Jeffrey Greene's poem “ The Anatomy of Night , ” note how effective the repetition of “ night ...
night over Fort Ninigret , two massive maples at its heart and one boulder for thanks to the Niantic and Narragansett Indians , night over the bluffs where King George's man - o ' - war and two of his fireships slipped toward New London ...
Shut up with green leaves and a little light ; Because its way was as a lost star's way , A world's not wholly known of day or night . All loves and dreams and sounds and gleams of night Made it all music that such minstrels may ...
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This is a foundational guide by retired English professor Bogen (How To Write Poetry ). Though she concentrates on academic topics (e.g., poetic forms, rhyme types, meter, etc.), her approach is ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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