POETRY WRITING <i>FOR WANNA-BE'S</i>TM: A Writer-Friendly Guidebook Including the Author's Chapbook of Light Verse, "Poems Are Such Funny Stuff."

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iUniverse, Sep 27, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 109 pages
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After reading and enjoying poetry, many of us become "wanna-be poets" wanting to develop our own skills and style by learning from experiences of others. The goal is to write our own poems in readable, entertaining form. This simple, practical, handy guide provides the background and essentials you need for writing your poems.

In Part One, "Poetry Writing For Wanna-be's", you'll learn about various poetry forms from traditional to free verse. You'll read about poetry and poets and use valuable reference lists of poetry forms and terms. You'll learn how to critique a poem and discover more about public poetry readings and getting published. And you'll be able to begin writing your poems right away, with confidence that you know the principles involved.

In Part Two, "Poems Are Such Funny Stuff", you'll enjoy and learn from the author's chapbook of 30 of his light verse poems. They include a variety of themes and structures, some poems with rhyme and meter, some in free verse, ranging from humor and whimsy to deeper thought addressing topics of today, and supplementing other examples in the text. Poetry offers an enjoyable experience, especially in its creation. Have fun!

Praise for Sam McCarver's novels:
"Wonderful fun John and Penny are emerging as a formidable team that will have readers looking forward to their next adventure." -The Mystery Reader

"Entertaining, fast-paced. McCarver does a masterful job."

"McCarver's descriptive process makes the world of 1916 England come to life " -Romantic Times

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
BEGINNINGS
7
RHYME AND METER
10
STRUCTURE
14
POEMS AND POETS
18
CHANGES IN POETRY
25
CRITIQUING POETRY
28
POETRY READINGS
31
APPENDIX BOOKS ON POETRY
47
APPENDIX SOME COMMON POETRY TERMS
49
APPENDIX SOME COMMON POETRY FORMS
53
POEMS ARE SUCH FUNNY STUFF
55
CONTENTS POEMS ARE SUCH FUNNY STUFF
57
POEMS ARE SUCH FUNNY STUFF
59
POEMS MAKE YOU THINK A LOT
65
SOME HAVE DRAMA
71

WRITING YOUR POEMS
35
POETRY CHAPBOOKS
39
GETTING PUBLISHED
41
APPENDIX
45
LOVE AND JOY
83
THEYRE SELFEXPRESSION SOME MAY SAY
91
BUT POEMS ARE LIKE SWEET DESSERT
99
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