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The Pursuit of poetry : a guide to its understanding and appreciation with an explanation of its forms and a dictionary of poetic terms

Author: Louis Untermeyer
Publisher: San Jose : ToExcel, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this classic reference work, Louis Utermeyer gives us our American poetry in its essential pieces. Written by one of the great twentieth century readers, reading poetry becomes an art easily understood and accessed by all. Whether you are looking for the basic elements of a sonnet or want to read further about poetic image or the place of twentieth century poetry in the larger canon this book "pursues" the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Untermeyer
ISBN: 0595100651 : 9780595100651
OCLC Number: 45265284
Description: 318 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part one : the anatomy of poetry --
The definition of poetry --
The experience of poetry --
The province of poetry --
The words of poetry --
The sound and sense of poetry --
The styles of poetry --
The images of poetry --
The conceits of poetry --
The ambiguities of poetry --
The interpretation of poetry --
The criticism of poetry --
The conventions of poetry --
The prose of poetry --
The reading of poetry --
The translation of poetry --
The playfulness of poetry --
The oddities of poetry --
Part two : the craft of poetry --
A dictionary of devices, a handbook of poetic terms, and a compendium of metrical patterns from ballads to ballades, from lyrics to epics, from sonnets to sestinas, with examples of all the forms and variations.
Responsibility: by Louis Untermeyer.

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In this classic reference work, Louis Utermeyer gives us our American poetry in its essential pieces. Written by one of the great twentieth century readers, reading poetry becomes an art easily understood and accessed by all. Whether you are looking for the basic elements of a sonnet or want to read further about poetic image or the place of twentieth century poetry in the larger canon this book "pursues" the questions and offers surprisingly insightful and satisfying answers. Know what a sestina is? Whether you answer "yes" or "no," this book is for you: a must have for any serious reader or writer of poetry.

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