Dictionary of Poetic Terms

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University of North Texas Press, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 434 pages
Formerly The Longman Dictionary of Poetic Terms, this newly updated version contains over 1,600 entries on the devices, techniques, history, theory, and terminology of poetry from the Classical period to the present. To bring it up-to-date, the authors have added fifty new entries and examples. The numerous quotations from poems are especially useful. The Dictionary of Poetic Terms is compact enough for classroom use, but thorough enough to be the definitive reference handbook for poets and scholars, and the many writers who are both.

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About the author (2003)

Jack Myers (Poet Laureate 2003 of Texas) was director of the creative writing program at Southern Methodist University and also teaches in the Vermont College MFA Program in Writing. One of his numerous poetry books, As Long As You're Happy, was selected for the National Poetry Series by Seamus Heaney.

Don C. Wukasch, M.D., lives in Houston, where he practiced medicine for twenty-five years. He holds an MFA from Vermont College and has published poems in many journals.

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