The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems
The bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun brings poetry
out of the classroom and into the homes of everyday readers.
Before she fell in love with Tuscany, Frances Mayes fell in love with verse. After publishing five books of poetry and teaching creative writing for more than twenty-five years, Mayes is no stranger to the subject. In The Discovery of Poetry, an accessible "field guide" to reading and writing poetry, she shares her passion with readers. Beginning with basic terminology and techniques, from texture and sound to rhyme and repetition, Mayes shows how focusing on one aspect of a poem can help you to better understand, appreciate, and enjoy the reading and writing experience. In addition to many creative and helpful composition ideas, following each lyrical and lively discussion is a thoughtful selection of poems. With its wonderful anthology from Shakespeare to Jamaica Kinkaid, The Discovery of Poetry is an insightful, invaluable guide to what Mayes calls "the natural pleasures of language-a happiness we were born to have."
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A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems Frances Mayes. THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY A FIELD GUIDE TO READING AND WRITING POEMS FRANCES MAYES A Harvest Original • Harcourt , Inc. Austin New York Toronto Orlando San Diego London Copyright ...
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A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems Frances Mayes. 8. Traditional and Open Forms 301 303 307 328 Looking at Forms Traditional Forms Poems Open Forms Prose Poems Open Forms Poems 341 345 348 9. Subject and Style 363 364 374 Types ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ChuckB - LibraryThing
Here, the writer of Under the Tuscan Sun returns to her first love--poetry. She begins with the basics, but then digs deeper to draw more from verse and add layers of meaning and imagery to the words on the page. Impressive, with great exercises as well. Read full review
The discovery of poetry: a field guide to reading and writing poemsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Most readers know Mayes as the best-selling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, but she is also the author of five books of poetry and a former creative writing instructor. In this guide to reading and ... Read full review