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The Poetry Toolkit: For Readers and Writers

The Poetry Toolkit: For Readers and Writers

William Harmon

ISBN: 978-1-405-19578-2

Mar 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

256 pages

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$102.95

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The Poetry Toolkit: For Readers and Writers provides students with the essential intellectual and practical tools necessary to read, understand, and write poetry.
  • Explains the most important elements of poetry in clear language and an easily accessible manner
  • Offers readers both the expertise of an established scholar and the insights of a practicing poet
  • Draws on examples from more than 1,500 years of English literature
Preface vii

Key to Symbols xv

1 The Arts of Story-Telling 1

2 The Arts of Character 40

3 The Arts of Sentiment: States of Mind and Feeling 65

4 The Arts of Diction 82

5 The Arts of Sound 109

Appendix A: Simplified Phonetic Alphabet 133

Appendix B: Summary of Prosody 133

6 The Arts of Layout 139

7 The Arts of Reaction 158

Glossary 177

Suggestions for Reading: A Biased Bibliography 217

Acknowledgments 225

Index 227

"The Poetry Toolkit: For Readers And Writers by William Harmon, provides students with the essential intellectual and practical tools to read, understand and write poetry." (Writers Forum, 1 April 2011)
  • Provides students with the essential tools to read, write, and appreciate poetry
  • Explains the most important elements of poetry in clear language and an easily accessible manner
  • Offers readers both the expertise of an established scholar and the insights of a practicing poet
  • Draws on examples from more than 1,500 years of English literature