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The Discovery of Poetry : A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems
by Frances Mayes


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780156007627
  • ISBN-10: 0156007622
  • Publisher: Harvest Books
  • Publish Date: November 2001
  • Page Count: 512
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.07 x 5.29 x 0.99 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.12 pounds

Series: Harvest Original

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Books > Literary Criticism > Poetry
Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Composition & Creative Writing - General
Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Reference

 
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