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A Poetry Handbook - by Mary Oliver (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 144

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: Subjects & Themes

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: General

Author: Mary Oliver

Language: English

Street Date: August 15, 1994
TCIN: 53748634
UPC: 9780156724005
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-0676
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built--meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a short space.



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With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built--meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. She talks of iambs and trochees, couplets and sonnets, and how and why this should matter to anyone writing or reading poetry. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space.

"Mary Oliver would probably never admit to anything so grandiose as an effort to connect the conscious mind and the heart (that's what she says poetry can do), but that is exactly what she accomplishes in this stunning little handbook."--Los Angeles Times

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