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The Craft of Poetry: A Primer in Verse
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The Craft of Poetry: A Primer in Verse (Hardback)

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How does poetry work? What should readers notice and look out for? Poet Lucy Newlyn demystifies the principles of the form, effortlessly illustrating key approaches and terms-all through her own original verse. Each poem exemplifies an aspect of poetic craft-but read together they suggest how poetry can evoke a whole community and its way of life in myriad ways.



In a series of beautiful meditations, Newlyn guides the reader through key aspects of poetry, from sonnets and haiku to volta and synecdoche. Avoiding glosses and notes, her poems are allowed to speak for themselves, and show that there are no limits to what poetry can communicate. Newlyn's timeless verse will appeal to lovers of poetry as well as to practitioners, teachers, and students of all ages.



Onomatopoeia



You'd play here all day if you had your way-

near the stepping-stones, in the clearest

of rock-pools, where water slaps and slips;

where minnows dart, and a baby trout flop-flips.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poetsEssays & WritingWriting GuidesCreative writing & creative writing guides Publisher: Yale University Press Publication Date: 13/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9780300251913  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Lucy Newlyn is a poet and emeritus fellow in English, St Edmund Hall, Oxford. In addition to studies of the Romantic poets, she is the author of four collections of poetry, Ginnel, Earth's Almanac, Vital Stream, and The Marriage Hearse. She lives in Truro, UK.

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