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Discovery of Poetry

Discovery of Poetry
Author: Francis Mayes
ISBN 13: 9780155001626
ISBN 10: 155001620
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 1994-01-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 656
List Price: $190.95

THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY introduces the art and craft of poetry. From an early tribal orison on the rising sun to a recent freeway lyric just out of the word processor, poems always reveal the writer's concerns, feelings, and values. Starting with words and images, this book hopes to help the student understand the importance of word choice and image-making, building a foundation as he or she learns about rhythm, voice, and structure. Questions and writing prompts help facilitate class discussion and a deeper thinking about poetry. The last chapter, A Poet's Handbook," breaks down the creative process of the poet from creating images to revision. THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY will help facilitate a deeper appreciation and understanding of poetry."