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A Poet"s Guide to Poetry

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementMary Kinzie.
SeriesChicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
LC ClassificationsPN1059.A9 K56 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 561 p. ;
Number of Pages561
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL350858M
ISBN 100226437388, 0226437396
LC Control Number98010248

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Kinzie, a poet, critic, and director of the creative writing program at Northwestern University, knows her stuff. This is a sound reference book for any writer wishing to better understand the dynamics of poetry. The book is organized around six elements of style: line, syntax, diction, trope, rhetoric, and rhythm/5(13). In A Poet’s Guide to Poetry, Mary Kinzie brings her decades of expertise as poet, critic, and director of the creative writing program at Northwestern University to bear in a comprehensive reference work for any writer wishing to better understand poetry. Detailing the formal concepts of poetry and methods of poetic analysis, she shows how the craft of writing can guide the art of reading poems. A Poet's Guide to Poetry brings Mary Kinzie's expertise as poet, critic, and director of the creative writing program at Northwestern University to bear in a /5(3). With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built—meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. She talks of iambs and trochees, couplets and sonnets, and how and why this should matter to anyone writing or reading poetry. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver Cited by:

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