Writing Metrical Poetry
Contemporary Lessons for Mastering Traditional FormsBook - 2015
In this updated textbook designed both for the classroom and for individuals, readers will learn how to write poetry in all the major forms, from blank verse and quatrains to sonnets and villanelles. Each chapter provides step-by-step instruction that's accessible and easy to understand for even the beginning poet.This book inludes unique features difficult to find anywhere else:Essential but non-intimidating instruction on meter and rhymeFocused assignments detailing how to make your first attempt at a specific formIlluminating discussions on pop culture, figures of speech, difficult themes, and other important topicsAn engaging overview of poetry's history and why it's important to learn the traditional formsComplementing the instruction are many classic and contemporary poems, including recent work by Richard Wilbur, Wendy Cope, X.J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia, Rachel Hadas, Wyatt Prunty, Alicia Stallings, and many others.With an encouraging voice and a systematic, building-block approach, Writing Metrical Poetry is perfect for the person working alone or in the classroom.
Publisher: Evansville, Indiana : Measure Press, 
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 808.1 B141w 2015
Characteristics: viii, 264 pages ; 23 cm