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The discovery of poetry : a field guide to reading and writing poems

Author: Frances Mayes
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvest editionView all editions and formats
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Long before she fell in love with Tuscany, Frances Mayes fell in love with poetry. The author of five poetry collections, she was a professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University until last year. In this accessible field guide, Mayes invites readers to share her lifelong passion. Beginning with basic terminology and techniques, The Discovery of Poetry reveals how focusing on each aspect of a poem
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Mayes
ISBN: 0156007622 9780156007627
OCLC Number: 779855087
Notes: "A Harvest original."
Originally published: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.
Includes indexes.
Description: xviii, 519 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Sources and Approaches --
Words: Texture and Sound --
Images: The Perceptual Field --
The Speaker: The Eye of the Poem --
Rhyme and Repetition --
Meter: The Measured Flow --
Free Verse --
Traditional and Open Forms --
Subject and Style --
Interpretation: The Wide Response --
A Poet's Handbook
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Long before she fell in love with Tuscany, Frances Mayes fell in love with poetry. The author of five poetry collections, she was a professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University until last year. In this accessible field guide, Mayes invites readers to share her lifelong passion. Beginning with basic terminology and techniques, The Discovery of Poetry reveals how focusing on each aspect of a poem can help you to better understand, appreciate, and enjoy the whole reading.

And writing experience. In addition to creative composition ideas, lyrical and lively discussions are followed by a thoughtful selection of poems. With its distinguished anthology of work from Shakespeare to Jamaica Kincaid, The Discovery of Poetry is an insightful, invaluable guide to what Mayes calls "the natural pleasures of language -- a happiness we were born to have." Book jacket.

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