The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry

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Penguin, 1 апр. 2001 г. - Всего страниц: 368

You're no idiot, of course. You've read poetry that has touched your heart, and you'd like to improve your own writing technique. But even though you have loads of inspiration, you're discovering that good instruction can be as elusive as a good metaphor.

Don't let your Muse leave you! With loads of smart advice and helpful exercises, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry' will help you compose powerful, emotion-packed poems that you can be proud of. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get:
-Simple explanatgions of the building blocks of poetry; metaphor, imagery, symbolism, repitition, and more.
-A step-by-step guide to the poetic process from your first inspiration to your poems' last stanza.
-Easy-to-follow guidelines for writing sonnets, sestinas, narrative poems, and more!

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Title Page
What Is Poetry and How Do I Write
What Poetry Is Made
The Poetic Process
Keeping Journals
Entering Poetry
Metaphorically Speaking
Repetition Repetition Repetition
More Fun Forms
Poetry and Practicality
Avoiding Poetry Pitfalls
Revision Revision Revision
Reading Your Poetry in Public
Workshops Colonies Conferences
Getting Published
Beating Writers Block

The Sound of Music
Metrical Poetry
Popular Types of Poems and How to Write Them
Love and the Great Beyond
Persona Poems and Letter Poems
List Poems and Rituals
Some Fun Fixed Forms
Poetry Appreciation 101
Most Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix A Glossary of Poetic Terms
Appendix B Resources
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NIKKI MOUSTAKI is a published poet and teacher and the recipient of a 2001 National Endowment for the Arts grant in poetry. She received her M.A. in creative writing from New York University and her MFA in the same from Indiana University, where she taught poetry workshops. She currently teaches writing in New York City in addition to her full-time work as a freelance writer and editor.

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