You'll Love This Dictionary If:
- You're an aspiring poet or new to writing poetry
- You want to hone your knowledge of poetry and write creatively
- You're an experienced poet looking to explore new types of poetry
Is your dream to be a published poet someday? Take your first step on the road to success with The Poetry Dictionary. Written by John Drury, who also authored Creating Poetry, this reference book contains different types of poems from A to Z. Each entry contains a definition, short history, and example, or model poem — giving you the know-how to write some of your own poetry.
Study and learn from 250 illustrative poems from Homer to present day with the Poetry Dictionary. This second edition not only has great examples of different types of poetry, but also defines key terms that every aspiring poet needs to know! Buy your copy today and let the Poetry Dictionary be your guide.
In This Book You'll Learn:
- About all different types of poetry, from object poems to Welish poetic forms
- The definition and history for each type of poem
- The uses of a poetic form or device through examples
A Quote From The Book's Foreword
"I cannot imagine a poet—beginning or established—who would not want The Poetry Dictionary on his or her bookshelf. All writers, even those with Ivy League degrees, are largely self-taught, and the process of learning goes on a lifetime.When formal education ends, the challenge of continued learning falls on the individual. Most people find the burden too great, but genuine writers flourish under such circumstance: They delight in pursuing knowledge according to their own dictates, but they need reliable guides.
John Drury has designed an invaluable book for poets. He has not only provided concise, clear, accurate, and current definitions of the terms and traditions of poetry; he has also presented judiciously selected examples of each form, genre, movement, or period. One can read The Poetry Dictionary with equal satisfaction either as an informed guide to the practice and history of verse or as an annotated anthology of model poems. Students learn different things from abstract definitions and specific poems, and they need to see both."
— Dana Gioia, head of the National Endowment for the Arts
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