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Western wind : an introduction to poetry

Author: David Mason; John Frederick Nims
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : McGraw-Hill, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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WESTERN WIND is an introduction to the elements of craft that make poetry sing, a superior anthology of classic and contemporary poetry, and a guide for students to poetics, writing about poetry, and critical theory.
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Genre/Form: Collections
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Mason; John Frederick Nims
ISBN: 0072819596 9780072819595
OCLC Number: 56922439
Description: xl, 646 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: I. The sense. 1. Where experience starts: the image. 2. What's it like? 3. Symbolism: the broken coin. 4. Double vision: antipoetry, paradox and irony --
II. The emotions. 5. The color of thought: emotions in poetry --
III. The words. 6. Machine for magic: the fresh usual words --
IV. The sounds. 7. Gold in the ore: sound as meaning. 8. Working with gold: rhyme and music --
V. The rhythms. 9. The dancer and the dance: the play of rhythms. 10. Different drummers: alternative forms of meter. 11. Removing the net: "free verse," concrete poetry, prose poems --
VI. The mind. 12. The shape of thought: sentences and structure. 13. Golden numbers: on nature and form. 14. A head on its shoulders: from realism to surrealism. 15. Adam's curse: inspiration and effort.
Responsibility: David Mason, John Frederick Nims.
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WESTERN WIND is an introduction to the elements of craft that make poetry sing, a superior anthology of classic and contemporary poetry, and a guide for students to poetics, writing about poetry, and critical theory.

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