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The book of forms : a handbook of poetics

Author: Lewis Turco
Publisher: Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, [2000]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"Since 1968 Lewis Turco's Book of Forms has been a staple in the libraries of writers, teachers, poets, and others who care about the craft of poetry. Now Turco has expanded and updated his classic once again, adding many new forms, including the ghazal, rubliw, double dactyl, various Japanese forms other than the haiku and tanka, Clerihew, amphigory, backwoods boast, and quaternion. It now includes six in-depth  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turco, Lewis.
Book of forms.
Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, ©2000
(OCoLC)607442361
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Turco
ISBN: 1584650222 9781584650225 1584650419 9781584650416
OCLC Number: 41944634
Description: xi, 337 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: part. 1. The elements of poetry. Introduction. Modes of writing ; The levels of poetry ; Prosody --
The typographical level --
The sonic level. Prose poetry ; Isoverbal prosody ; Parenthetical prosody ; Syllabic prosody ; Accentual prosody ; Accentual-syllabic prosody --
The sensory level. Descriptions and similes ; Metaphors ; Rhetorical tropes --
The ideational level --
Chapter glossary. part. 2 Form-finder index. Introduction --
Specific forms --
General forms. part. 3. Traditional verse forms. Dramatic poetry --
Lyric Poetry --
Narrative poetry.
Responsibility: Lewis Turco.

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