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The Ode Less Travelled

Author : Stephen Fry
ISBN : 9781407088433
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Stephen Fry's The Ode Less Travelled provides us with a witty and entertaining guide to the mysteries of writing poetry.. 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. Stephen, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms. Whether you want to write a Petrarchan sonnet for your lover's birthday, an epithalamion 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 confidence to do so. Brimful of enjoyable exercises, witty insights and simple step-by-step advice, The Ode Less Travelled guides the reader towards mastery and confidence in the Mother of the Arts.

Poetic Meter And Poetic Form

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : UCSC:32106006267808
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Excerpts from distinctive poems illustrate the author's appreciation of the metrical and formal aspects of poetry

Limericks Limericks

Author : Jürgen Dahl
ISBN : 3596208092
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Songs To The Wise 1

Author : Michel-Pierre Huppé
ISBN : 9781514436356
Genre : Poetry
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Songs to the Wise 1 takes on a simple yet sizeable challenge: to impart profound knowledge, practical skills, and universal truths in an immediately useful way, and in as few words as possible. Combining the power and play of rhyme with the authors extensive reading history and rich life experience, its packed with wise words, pithy messages and tangible takeaways to improve every aspect of ones life. Whether read at length or browsed at leisure, it will provide timely answers in challenging times, clear guidance where maps have become scarce, and balanced perspective as we journey through this world.

You Too Could Write A Poem

Author : David Orr
ISBN : 9780698403338
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A collection of reviews and essays by David Orr, the New York Times poetry columnist and one of the most respected critics in America today, his best work of the past fifteen years in one place Poetry is never more vital, meaningful, or accessible than in the hands of David Orr. In the pieces collected here, most of them written originally for the New York Times, Orr is at his rigorous, conversational, and edifying best. Whether he is considering the careers of contemporary masters, such as Louise Glück or Frederick Seidel, sizing up younger American poets, like Matthea Harvey and Matthew Zapruder, or even turning his attention to celebrities and public figures, namely Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Fry, when they choose to wade into the hotly contested waters of the poetry world, Orr is never any less than fully persuasive in arguing what makes a poem or poet great—or not. After all, as Orr points out in his introduction, “Poetry is a lot like America, in the sense that liking all of it means that you probably shouldn’t be trusted with money, or scissors.” Orr’s prose is devoted to common sense and clarity, and, in every case, he brings to bear an impeccable ear, an openhandedness of spirit, and a deep wealth of technical knowledge—to say nothing of his shrewd sense of humor. As pleasurable as it is informative, Orr’s journalism represents a high watermark in the public discussion of literature. You, Too, Could Write a Poem is at heart a love note to poetry itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Homeless In My Heart

Author : Felix Dennis
ISBN : 9781448147281
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Following in the footsteps of A Glass Half Full, Lone Wolf and When Jack Sued Jill, Homeless In My Heart - Felix Dennis's long-awaited new collection of verse - is 'the story of a fool whose life was saved by poetry'. Felix Dennis's life has been a long series of unlikely events: incarceration by the British government in 1971 following the longest conspiracy trial in British history; recording a chart single with John Lennon; co-authoring Muhammad Ali's first biography; becoming one of the richest individuals in Britain; launching one of the most successful media brands in the world; falling into crack cocaine addiction; beginning the task of planting a huge native broad-leaf forest in the Heart of England; salvaging the wreckage of a life dedicated to hedonism; and, lastly, and most surprisingly of all, discovering that he could write the kind of poetry that people wanted to read and to hear. Now, with the publication of Homeless In My Heart, Felix Dennis's extraordinary talents have come to fruition - from ironic tales of darkness and savagery to hymns of praise for the glories of nature. Homeless In My Heart fulfils the promise predicted by the author and critic Tom Wolfe, who has called Dennis 'a 21st-century Kipling [whose poetry] rollicks and rolls with rhyme, meter and melody'.


Author : John Strachan
ISBN : 9780748688982
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Based on the authors' extensive teaching experience, this volume provides a lively route map through the main aspects of poetry such as sound effects, rhythm and metre, the typographic display of poems on the page and the language of poetry using practica

Wolfgang Clemen Im Kontext Seiner Zeit

Author : Ina Schabert
ISBN : STANFORD:36105210646464
Genre : Criticism
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Aus verschiedenartigen Perspektiven werden Werk und Wirken von Wolfgang Clemen (1909 - 1990) im Kontext seiner Zeit erlautert und im Ruckblick bewertet. DIe Bedeutung von NS-Regime und Krieg fur eine Karriere als Universitatslehrer, die Zwischenstellung der Anglistik zwischen deutschen und englischen Wissenschaftstraditionen, die Grenzgange der Literaturwissenschaft zwischen nuchterner Textanalyse und dem Nachvollzug kunstlerischer Kreativitat, der Zustand dieser Wissenschaft vor ihrer Theoretisierung und der Mehrwert, den die Theoriebildung brachte, oder auch die besondere Verpflichtung der Literaturwissenschaft gegenuber dem Leser derartige Themen von allgemeinerem Interesse kommen in den Blick. DIe politischen Dimensionen seiner Autoritatsposition, die Clemen eher ignorierte, werden ebenso ausgeleuchtet wie die gesellschaftlichen Verpflichtungen, die er sich im Namen seiner Wissenschaft zu eigen machte. EIndrucksvoll dokumentiert das Buch die Bedeutung des Personlichen in der Wissenschaft.

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ISBN : UOM:39015066156806
Genre : Bibliography
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Bridging English

Author : Joseph O'Beirne Milner
ISBN : UVA:X030101828
Genre : Education
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Bridging English is a comprehensive methods textbook featuring precise theory and accessible practice. Through its presentation of theory and practice, you will find this text favors active, student-centered, constructivist, and inquiry-based learning. Useful in a practical, day-to-day sense, the text will retain a prominent place on your bookshelf as a go-to reference when teaching English to your middle and secondary students.

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