To Make a Poem

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1992 - 201 páginas
A poem comes from the same human need as a prayer, a curse, a lullaby, and a keen. How can emotion use language to satisfy its most urgent need, and how can it share and prolong that satisfaction by putting it into poems that will satisfy the same need in others? The answer can be learned and the skill taught. Unlike many other textbooks, this one has no teaching manual and Alberta Turner does not expect those who use it to agree with her interpretations. Each principled is illustrated with detailed analysis of several poems, but it is up to the teachers and students to decide whether it has succeeded or failed. Poetic tastes can't be legislated; they have to creep by underground runners. Although a poem never illustrates only one poetic principle at a time, this book has focused on each separately. Since the book is intended to used by beginning poets, the principles are sequenced from simpler to more complex. As courses in writing poetry range from two-week enrichment programs to full-semester college workshops, the book is arranged so that the course can be shortened or lengthened. This book will work best for flexible, imaginative teachers of flexible imaginative students. A Collegiate Press book

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Reaching into the Box
3
Freeing the Felt Idea
15
Making the Poem
29
Concreteness and Abstraction
31
THE VALVE OF ABSTRACT WORDS
35
COMBINING CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT WORDS
36
Structure
39
THE STRUCTURE OF APPEARANCE
42
MULTIPLE CONNOTATIONS
82
MULTIPLE DENOTATIONS
84
IRONY
87
ALLUSION
89
Metaphor
95
VARIETIES OF METAPHOR
97
WAYS OF USING METAPHOR
100
Poets on Their Own
113

Rhythm
55
TRADITIONAL
57
FREE VERSE
60
USING PROSE RHYTHMS
65
Sound
69
USING SOUND IN TRADITIONAL POETRY
73
USING SOUND IN FREE VERSE AND PROSE POETRY
74
Multiple Meanings
81
THE JOURNAL
115
THE LIBRARY
124
HISTORY AND CRITICISM
126
THE WORKSHOP
127
Poems for Further Discussion
137
Index of Poem Titles
195
Index of Authors
199
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Alberta Turner is a winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize, is an editor at Field Magazine, and is the author of 50 Contemporary Poets: The Creative Process. She is a professor of English at Cleveland State University.

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