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A kick in the head : an everyday guide to poetic forms

Author: Paul B Janeczko; Christopher Raschka
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this splendid and playful volume, acclaimed poetry anthologist Paul B. Janeczko and Caldecott Honor illustrator Chris Raschka present lively examples of twenty-nine poetic forms, demonstrating not only the (sometimes bendable) rules of poetry, but also the spirit that brings these forms so wonderfully to life. Featuring formal poems, some familiar and some never before published, from the likes of Eleanor Farjeon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
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Kick in the head.
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2005
(OCoLC)658450660
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul B Janeczko; Christopher Raschka
ISBN: 0763606626 9780763606626 9780606269360 0606269363
OCLC Number: 55495168
Description: 61 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Couplet --
Tercet --
Quatrain --
Haiku --
Senryu --
Tanka --
Cinquain --
Clerihew --
Limerick --
Roundel --
Double Dactyl --
Triolet --
Sonnet --
Villanelle --
Opposites --
Riddle poem --
Ode --
Acrostic --
Concrete --
Epitaph --
Elegy --
Found poem --
Persona poem --
Poem of address --
Ballad --
Blues poem List poem --
Aubade --
Pantoum.
Responsibility: selected by Paul B. Janeczko ; illustrated by Chris Raschka.
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In this splendid and playful volume, acclaimed poetry anthologist Paul B. Janeczko and Caldecott Honor illustrator Chris Raschka present lively examples of twenty-nine poetic forms, demonstrating not only the (sometimes bendable) rules of poetry, but also the spirit that brings these forms so wonderfully to life. Featuring formal poems, some familiar and some never before published, from the likes of Eleanor Farjeon (aubade), X.J. Kennedy (elegy), Ogden Nash (couplet), Liz Rosenberg (pantoum), and William Shakespeare, the sonnet king himself, A Kick in the Head perfectly illustrates Robert Frost's maxim that poetry without rules is like a tennis match without a net. --

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