The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - 494 páginas
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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Review: Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing PoemsCrítica de los usuarios - Pamela - Goodreads
Frances Mayes teaches writing (or at least did some time ago) at San Francisco State University. This is a book on writing poetry that is enjoyable for anyone who enjoys poetry, whether they write it or not. Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - 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. Leer comentario completo