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Poetry - The Basics

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Title: Poetry - The Basics
Author: Wainwright, Jeffrey
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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 and measures; different tones of voice in poetry; the relationship between 'everyday' and 'poetic' language; how different types of poetry are structured; how the form and 'space' of a poem contribute to its meaning; and some of the ways contemporary poets set to work.

A must-read for all those wishing to get to grips with reading and writing poetry, this book is a lively and inspiring introduction to its many styles and purposes right up to the present-day.

CONTENTS
Preface
1. Because there is language there is poetry
2. Deliberate Space
3. Tones of Voice
4. Measures
5. 'Free Verse'
6. Rhyme
7. Stanza
8. Image -- Imagination -- Inspiration
9. Writing a Poem Now
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography

AUTHOR
Jeffrey Wainwright is a poet, translator, and critic. He taught for many years at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor in the Department of English until 2008.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 18/02/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415566162
Publishing status: AU In-stock Distributor
Poetry - The Basics