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Poetry For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05364-5
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336 pages
March 2011
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Introduction.

About This Book.

How This Book Is Organized.

Part I: Reading and Understanding Poetry.

Part II: In the Beginning Was a Poem.

Part III: Writing Poetry: A Guide for Aspiring Poets.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Part V: Appendixes.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Part I: Reading and Understanding Poetry.

Chapter 1: Poetry 101.

Chapter 2: Subject, Tone, and Narrative.

Chapter 3: Tuning In to Language.

Chapter 4: The Art of Interpretation.

Chapter 5: Connecting with Poems from the Past.

Part II: In the Beginning Was a Poem.

Chapter 6: An Intelligent Hustle through Poetic History: From the Earliest Poetry to the 1700s.

Chapter 7: An Intelligent Hustle through Poetic History: The 19th Century to the Present.

Chapter 8: Calling the Muse.

Chapter 9: Writing Open-Form Poetry.

Chapter 10: Working with Traditional Forms of Verse.

Chapter 11: Putting Pen to Paper: Writing Exercises for Poets.

Chapter 12: Going Public with Your Poetry.

Chapter 13: Getting Published.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Myths about Poets and Poetry.

Chapter 15: Ten Poems Worth Memorizing.

Chapter 16: Ten Love Poems.

Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Poetry Timeline.

Appendix C: Resources.

Permissions.

Index.

Book Registration Information.
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