Poetry For Dummies

Author: The Poetry Center
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053645
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Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a hold upon the hearts and minds of people for more than five millennia. That’s because for the attentive reader, poetry has the power to send chills shooting down the spine and lightning bolts flashing in the brain — to throw open the doors of perception and hone our sensibilities to a scalpel’s edge. Poetry For Dummies is a great guide to reading and writing poems, not only for beginners, but for anyone interested in verse. From Homer to Basho, Chaucer to Rumi, Shelley to Ginsberg, it introduces you to poetry’s greatest practitioners. It arms you with the tools you need to understand and appreciate poetry in all its forms, and to explore your own talent as a poet. Discover how to: Understand poetic language and forms Interpret poems Get a handle on poetry through the ages Find poetry readings near you Write your own poems Shop your work around to publishers Don’t know the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Worry not, this friendly guide demystifies the jargon, and it covers a lot more ground besides, including: Understanding subject, tone, narrative; and poetic language Mastering the three steps to interpretation Facing the challenges of older poetry Exploring 5,000 years of verse, from Mesopotamia to the global village Writing open-form poetry Working with traditional forms of verse Writing exercises for aspiring poets Getting published From Sappho to Clark Coolidge, and just about everyone in between, Poetry For Dummies puts you in touch with the greats of modern and ancient poetry. Need guidance on composing a ghazal, a tanka, a sestina, or a psalm? This is the book for you.

Poetry For Dummies

Author: Anthony P. Genardo
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434911160
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Poetry For Dummies Dummies For Poetry

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Poetry For Dummies And Blockheads

Author: Peter Lillie
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El Ged En Espanol Para Dummies

Author: Murray Shukyn
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118003060
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Score your highest on the Spanish-translated GED Passing the GED provides Spanish-speakers with expanded job and educational opportunities, like attending college or starting a successful career. El GED en Espanol Para Dummies is a comprehensive study guide for native Spanish-speakers preparing to take the GED exam. You'll get hands-on, essential test preparation help on everything you need to know-from registering and studying effectively to managing your time during the exam. Hands-on training in each of the five main subject areas: Writing, Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Math. Fresh and relevant example questions Two full practice tests with detailed walk-throughs and explanations for every solution If you're one of the thousands of native Spanish-speakers looking for an all-in-one study guide for El GED en Espanol, this hands-on, friendly guide is your ticket for scoring your highest on exam day!

The Paul Chowder Chronicles

Author: Nicholson Baker
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698181735
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TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME, BOTH OF NICHOLSON BAKER’S BRILLIANT NOVELS FEATURING BELOVED HERO AND POET PAUL CHOWDER A New York Times notable book and a national bestseller, Nicholson Baker’s The Anthologist introduces his quirkiest and most unforgettable protagonist yet, the “erudite, unpretentious, and often hilarious” (The New Yorker) Paul Chowder. Chowder really needs to write an introduction to his new anthology of verse, Only Rhyme—it’s the first work his editor has sent him in months—but he’s having a hard time getting started. Not only is his career floundering, but his girlfriend, Roz, just moved out. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Chowder can’t keep his mind from drifting to the sufferings of the great poets, from Tennyson and Yeats to Roethke, Merwin, to every poet who’s been published in The New Yorker. As he ponders the strange power and musicality of language, and adjusts to his newly single life, Chowder’s introduction slowly but surely begins to take shape. A wholly entertaining and beguiling love story, and the first novel in the chronicles of Paul Chowder—which is followed by Traveling Sprinkler in this same volume—The Anthologist is “a loving and superbly witty homage to poetryand to life” (The Boston Globe).

Revolt Of The Crash Test Dummies

Author: Jim Daniels
Editor: Eastern Washington University
ISBN:
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2006 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry "Daniels can turn a poem in unexpected directions, and he has an ear for real American phrasing--nothing pumped up, inflated, 'Poetic' with a capital 'P.' Revolt of the Crash-Test Dummies is the real stuff: honest, very well made, engaging, and loaded with irony and humor."--Christopher Buckley, author of Sleepwalk: California Dreamin' and a Last Dance with the '60s On Places/Everyone "These poems are a refreshment. They hiss and steam with the street's vibrant hardness, the effort to look around the corner, pain in the eyes after a long day's work."--Carolyn Forch , author of Blue Hour Jim Daniels has published nine collections of poetry, as well as screenplays and short fiction. His poems have appeared in the Pushcart Prize and the Best American Poetry anthologies. Daniels lives in Pittsburgh, where he directs the Creative Writing Program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Ap English Literature Composition For Dummies

Author: Geraldine Woods
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470289266
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D Day

Author: Tsvetana Bombeva
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ISBN: 9781070108919
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D-Day is the latest Young Adult collection of poetry and prose about surviving a breakup. It is a raw, honest, down-to-earth look at what it is like to be a teen dating for the first time in the modern day and age. A book about the very first experiences of love, betrayal, breakup, loss and survival. Since the advent of social networking sites, most notably Facebook, and Instagram, teen romances have manifested themselves online. D-Day follows the pattern of modern love that is expressed in social media. The following, the flirty chats, the exchange of photos, and so forth, until the breakup. When a teen breaks up with somebody, she/he will start wondering "Oh my gosh, should I change my profile photo? Should I change my status? Should I unfriend him, unfollow him, mute him, block him?" D-Day has all the answers. Within its pages, the reader will find out that D-Day is not just a collection of poetry. It is a therapeutic, light, insightful and inspirational prose that brings healing. The best medicine a breakup doctor could prescribe for young adults who are going through the heartache of breakup. Divided into three chapters: D-Day we met, D-Day we fell in love, and the D-Day we broke up, this book takes young readers and inexperienced love warriors, through a journey of the sweetest moments in life, the ups and downs of romantic love, the overwhelming grief felt by those who have been ghosted, the darkest days after the breakup, the agony of blocking or being blocked and finally moving on. D-Day is a tested survival kit for young adults going through their first breakup. It provides a glimpse of the phases most teens go through after D Day of the breakup and the ways they deal with online. The constant need to erase any cyberspace evidence of the couple: deleting pictures, comments, and anything to erase their memories. In the end, the reader will find out that the best cure is time. Time heals all heartbreak and the broken one will find a new partner and start the entire cycle over again. This has become the staple of love and the only thing that has not changed in the new age of romancing. So, swallow the D-Day pill and soon you shall heal.

The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

Author: Stephen Batchelor
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119998143
Size: 15,87 MB
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The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock every year. This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing world of the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greek history alongside fascinating insights into daily life in Ancient Greece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers will discover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone of Western civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on our language, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts and sport. The history of Ancient Greece remains a wide topic of interest, particularly renowned for its influential and diverse culture This basic guide will allow greater access to this vibrant area of study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to this vast area history Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations, war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life and much, much more! About the author Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at Richmond College and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He has written reviews for various publications, including History Today, and he has also been involved in running guided historical tours of Greece.