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The Making of a Poem by Mark Strand
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Jan 07, 12

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Read on January 07, 2012 — I own a copy

This book has its positives and negatives. It is very nice to have one that goes over all different forms. It also goes through a nice explanation of changes in form over time. The two downsides are that, one, its examples are limited in what parts of the history they show and, two, The description of the different forms is not always as well explained as it could be. It was not hard for me to piece it together, but, for anyone looking at poetry for the first time, certain things could easily be misunderstood or missed altogether.
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