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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I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach , when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace . I love thee to the level of everyday's Most quiet need , by sun and candlelight . I love thee freely ...
I sent thee , late , a rosie wreath , Not so much honoring thee , As giuing it a hope , that there It could not withered bee . But thou thereon did'st onely breath , And sent'st it backe to mee ; Since when it growes and smells ...
That I might drink , and leave the world unseen , And with thee fade away into the forest dim : III Fade far away , dissolve , and quite forget What thou among the leaves hast never known , The weariness , the fever , and the fret Here ...
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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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