How Poems Get Made

Author: James Longenbach
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393355217
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive guide to writing or reading poetry, by “one of our most lucid and important critics” (American Academy of Arts and Letters). Why does a great lyric poem ask to be reread, even after we know it by heart? In How Poems Get Made, acclaimed poet and critic James Longenbach answers this question by discussing a wide range of exemplary poems, from Shakespeare through Blake, Dickinson, and Moore, to a variety of poets making poems today. In each chapter of How Poems Get Made, Longenbach examines a specific aspect of the poetic medium—including Diction, Syntax, Rhythm, Echo, Figure, and Tone—and shows how a poet may manipulate these most basic elements to bring a poem to life.

How Poems Think

Author: Reginald Gibbons
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022627814X
Format: PDF
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To write or read a poem is often to think in distinctively poetic ways—guided by metaphors, sound, rhythms, associative movement, and more. Poetry’s stance toward language creates a particular intelligence of thought and feeling, a compressed articulation that expands inner experience, imagining with words what cannot always be imagined without them. Through translation, poetry has diversified poetic traditions, and some of poetry’s ways of thinking begin in the ancient world and remain potent even now. In How Poems Think, Reginald Gibbons presents a rich gallery of poetic inventiveness and continuity drawn from a wide range of poets—Sappho, Pindar, Shakespeare, Keats, William Carlos Williams, Marina Tsvetaeva, Gwendolyn Brooks, and many others. Gibbons explores poetic temperament, rhyme, metonymy, etymology, and other elements of poetry as modes of thinking and feeling. In celebration and homage, Gibbons attunes us to the possibilities of poetic thinking.

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Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Lago
ISBN: 3957620880
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Überleben ist das große Thema von milk and honey - milch und honig. Die lyrischen und prosaischen Texte im Mega-Bestseller aus den USA drehen sich um die Erfahrungen, die Frauen mit Gewalt, Verlust, Missbrauch, Liebe und Feminismus gemacht haben. Jedes der vier Kapitel dient einem anderen Zweck, beschäftigt sich mit einem anderen Schmerz, heilt eine andere Wunde. milk and honey - milch und honig führt seine Leser durch die bittersten Momente im Leben einer Frau und gibt Trost. Denn Trost lässt sich überall finden, wenn man es nur zulässt.

How Poetry Works

Author: Phil Roberts
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141928107
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this refreshing and inspiring book, Phil Roberts asserts that poetry, like music, is based on sound and so close attention should be paid to its rhythms and metrical patterns. He illustrates his points with lively examples ranging from nursery rhymes and limericks to recent experimental forms as well as familiar pieces from over the centuries. The book concludes with a Millennium Anthology, a salute to the poetry of the past thousand years, including pieces from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook

Author: Paul Mills
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415317856
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This step-by-step, practical guide to the process of creative writing provides readers with a comprehensive course in its art and skill. With genre-based chapters, such as life writing, novels and short stories, poetry, fiction for children and screenwriting, it is an indispensable guide to writing successfully. The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook: *shows new writers how to get started and suggests useful writing habits *encourages experimentation and creativity *stimulates critical awareness through discussion of literary theory and a wide range of illustrative texts *approaches writing as a skill, as well as an art form *is packed with individual and group exercises *offers invaluable tips on the revision and editing processes. Featuring practical suggestions for developing and improving your writing, The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook is an ideal course text for students and an invaluable guide to self-study.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Author: D.H. Melhem
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813148588
Format: PDF, Docs
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Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the major American poets of this century and the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry (1950). Yet far less critical attention has focused on her work than on that of her peers. In this comprehensive biocritical study, Melhem -- herself a poet and critic -- traces the development of Brooks's poetry over four decades, from such early works as A Street in Bronzeville, Annie Allen, and The Bean Eaters, to the more recent In the Mecca, Riot, and To Disembark. In addition to analyzing the poetic devices used, Melhem examines the biographical, historical, and literary contexts of Brooks's poetry: her upbringing and education, her political involvement in the struggle for civil rights, her efforts on behalf of young black poets, her role as a teacher, and her influence on black letters. Among the many sources examined are such revealing documents as Brooks's correspondence with her editor of twenty years and with other writers and critics. From Melhem's illuminating study emerges a picture of the poet as prophet. Brooks's work, she shows, is consciously charged with the quest for emancipation and leadership, for black unity and pride. At the same time, Brooks is seen as one of the preeminent American poets of this century, influencing both African American letters and American literature generally. This important book is an indispensable guide to the work of a consummate poet.