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The ode less travelled : unlocking the poet within

Author: Stephen Fry
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that Anything Goes. Whether you want to write a Petrarchan sonnet for your lover's birthday, an epithalamium for your sister's wedding or a villanelle excoriating the government's housing policy, The Ode Less Travelled will give you the tools and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fry, Stephen, 1957-
Ode less travelled.
London : Hutchinson, 2005
(OCoLC)607738735
Online version:
Fry, Stephen, 1957-
Ode less travelled.
London : Hutchinson, 2005
(OCoLC)609236846
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Fry
ISBN: 009179661X 9780091796617
OCLC Number: 62124135
Description: xxv, 357 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: How to read this book. Three golden rules --
1. Metre --
2. Rhyme --
3. Form --
4. Diction and poetics today --
App. Arnaud's algorithm. How to read this book. Three golden rules --
Metre --
Rhyme --
Form --
Diction and poetics today --
Arnaud's algorithm.
Responsibility: Stephen Fry.
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Covering a spectrum of the different poetic forms, structures and techniques, this book is about how to write poetry. It gives the tools to write poetry; and is intended for poetry writers.  Read more...

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"Fry's extraordinary book is an idiot's guide to the writing of poetry, a primer, a tutorial with funny turns, an earnest textbook..."-"Independent on Sunday" "A smart, sane and entertaining return Read more...

 
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