The Art and Craft of Poetry: Twenty Exercises Toward Mastery [Second Edition]

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Wildside Press LLC, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 188 pages
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Based on 20 years of use at the university level, this book combines lucid instruction with practical exercises to introduce beginners to poetry, and to encourage more practiced poets to expand their horizons
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
Some Preliminary Matters What is Poetry?
13
Simple Vs Sophisticated Poetry
14
Lineation
23
Emotion and Intellect in Poetry
29
Exercises
33
2 Sources of Poetry Visual Triggers
41
3 Sources of Poetry Myth and Literature
44
Saying Much with Little
90
Exercises
95
Nontraditional Sonnet
101
11 Revision II
103
12 Villanelle
108
13 Sestina
113
Free Verse
121
14 Free Verse Object
123

4 Cinquain
50
Haiku
53
5 Fibonacci Sequence
55
Meter
60
Exercises
69
Herrick Imitation
73
7 Revision I
74
Bonus Exercise
76
8 Metrical Imitations
78
Bonus Exercise
84
Bonus Exercise
86
9 Gwendolyn Brooks Exercise
88
15 Free Verse Three Subjects
128
16 Free Verse Three Themes
136
17 Free Verse W Gregory Stewart Imitation
144
Eliminating Unnecessary Articles
149
18 Concrete Poem
157
Cento
160
19 ParodyPastiche
162
Linking Verbs
170
20 Revision III
175
Personal Poetry Inventory
183
About the Author
187
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