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Poetry: The Basics

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Now in its second edition, Poetry: The Basics demystifies the traditions and forms of the world of poetry for all those who find it daunting or bewildering. Covering a wide range of poetic voices from Chaucer to children's rhymes, song lyrics and the words of contemporary poets, this book will help readers to appreciate poetry by examining:


technical aspects such as rhythm
...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Routledge (first published April 9th 2004)
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Stephanie Stanton
May 02, 2016 Stephanie Stanton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great reference and very informative. It has served me as a supportive companion to the work shops I have attended and has helped to slot the evolution pieces of poetry's diverse history much more neatly into place. I think it's undersold by the title: 'The Basics.'
verbava
May 25, 2016 verbava rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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хороший вступ до поезії – такий, знаєте, який не намагається авторитетно сказати, що таке поезія, а старанно описує, яка вона може бути. найприємніші тут приклади: для кожної проблеми є різні точки зору, для кожної формальної особливості – історичне розмаїття.
Therese Broderick
Jan 19, 2016 Therese Broderick rated it really liked it
Superlative! The first book ABOUT poetry that I've ever read authored by a British Isles writer. The many felicities and delicious surprises of this King's English perspective make me want to start reading many more primers published by "foreigners." For example, consider this gem: Poetry can be described as the presence of words whenever those words "are most themselves." As another example, read the entry for "Naturalization" in the Glossary. One caution: this book may qualify as "the basics" ...more
Rebecca Alcazaze
I was lucky enough to be taught poetry and Enlightenment Studies by Mr Wainwright and I found this book pretty life saving as a first year English student. He was an inspirational tutor and is a magnificent poet. If you want to brush up on poetic conventions then this book is a must have addition to your library.
محمد عبادة
Truly illuminating when it comes to the dynamics of the English verse .. & truly deserves to be honored as a reference ..
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