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Author Whitworth, John, 1945-

Title Writing poetry / John Whitworth
Edition Second edition
Published London : A & C Black, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (218 pages)
Series Writing handbooks
Writing handbooks.
Contents Cover; Titlepage; Copyright; Contents; 1 Poetry and Myself; 2 What is Poetry?; 3 Modernism, Postmodernism and All That; 4 Words, Words, Words; 5 Poems About . . .; 6 Metaphors, Similes and Images; 7 Patterning; 8 Counting Your Feet -- Poetic Metre; 9 Blank Verse and Free Verse; 10 Syllabic Verse; 11 Rhyme, Near-rhyme and Alliteration; 12 Some Verse Forms; 13 Sonnets; 14 Some Other Verse Forms; 15 Getting it Writ then Getting it Right; 16 Writing for Children; 17 Other Ways of Speaking: Dialect and Nonsense; 18 The Art of Coarse Poetry Reading; 19 Rich and Famous
20 Getting Your Poetry into Print21 Books to Read; 22 Poetry and the Internet; Appendix; Index; Index to Exercises; Acknowledgements
Summary A practical handbook containing advice, exercises and information. Beginning with a definition of what makes poetry, the author goes on to describe the different forms, how and what to start writing, finding an audience, and getting published
Notes Previous edition: 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Poetry -- Authorship.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1408103079 (electronic bk.)
9781408103074 (electronic bk.)