James asked:

I'm looking for a good book about craft elements of poetry. And I mean the basics. Iambic pentameter, sonnets, ballads, etc. Basic stuff. Will this book suffice?

Diane Lockward This book assumes that the reader has knowledge of the basics. You will find wonderful poems, stimulating prompts, and Q&As with poets, but you won't find definitions and rules. Sounds like you might be looking for a book on the basics of formal poetry.
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