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Cle Though it is out of order of publication a reverse move from the specific to the broad I will read A Poetry Handbook next of order of publication a reverse move from the specific to the broad I will read A Poetry Handbook next take the benefit of reinforcement from what is repeated allowing what is "New To Firm Up The "to firm up the of understanding A superb teacher Ms Oliver is I had no idea this book existed until I was

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the shelves at McKay O happy chance This is a short introduction or review of the rules of poetry and how or when we can break them Hint You have to be good at the rules before ou get to break them Lots of example poems many of my favorites which make the book even delightful build thee stately mansions o my souli ell across the courtyard of mary oliver university where i have just finished my last class on reading and writing metrical poetry my voice echoes back and forth between the buildings a few birds take flight from the trees i clutch my books to my chest scurrying homeward bound there are sonnets to write and villanelles and alexandrines upon alexandrines bursting through the floodgates of my mind what a professor that mary oliver is Essential A great companion to Oliver s Poetry Handbook perhaps even accessible though it focuses only on metrical poetry Great set of poems at the end too So much better than a long winded overdone textbook Oliver s handbook is just that It was a balanced measure of instruction examples and inspiration perfect for teachers students and especially self learners. Ows what makes a metrical poem work and enables readers as only she can to enter the thudding deeps and the rippling shallows of sound pleasure and rhythm pleasure that intensify both the poem's narrative and its idea. Ommend this book wholeheartedly to anyone who wanted to deepen their reading of metrical verse but not without also leading the way toward a exacting anthology If I want rules for poetry I don t want them from Mary Oliver A respected poet recommended this to me as a first dip into metrical poetry Amazing Although I have studied poetry for six ears I always avoided metrical poetry both the reading and writing of it because I d had such bad boring or confusing experiences in high school Oliver s book was a gentle way into the waters Not only has my writing improved but I m now reading for the first time the old poets and enjoying them This book convinced me that freedom and form are not mutually exclusive something true in life as well as the poem I love this book Written four ears after she wrote A Poetry Handbook Mary Oliver gave us this slim focused nimble guide focused just on metrical verse Succinct and well exampled throughout its short text it describes the rules simply and clearly Above all Rules for the Dance is a pleasure to and play with The appendix includes an anthology of metrical poems Cited In The Text in the text not fully That too was deeply informative and sent me dancing through poems I d not looked at since high school as well as introducing me to some to which I was new Rules for the Dance is also what a handbook should be first and foremost handy and obstacle removing isn t confusion the most common obsta. And sense to be found in some of the most celebrated and beautiful poems in the English language from Shakespeare to Edna St Vincent Millay to Robert Frost With a poet's ear and a poet's grace of expression Oliver sh.

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This is a perfectly fine and REASONABLY COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BASICS complete guide to the basics versification Most of these guides to reading and writing poetry are not very different from one another I get the feeling that they re churned out as part of the publish or perish thing This book in particular is not substantively different from Oliver s earlier A Poetry Handbook It s just a bit expanded If ou re looking for a
Guide To Reading Poetry You 
to reading poetry you as well start here This book is a thorough et concise as well start here This book is a thorough et concise for reading and writing metrical poetry Aspects of meter rhyme and music are broken down into short digestible chapters with excellent in text examples Oliver s reading of metrical irregularities is fantastic and her feel for the way form supports content leads to some insightful readings of well loved poems My only complaint for this book is that I found the anthology section of this book somewhat lackluster generally Oliver tended toward the well known and conventional when curating this section the the detriment of uality I think Why for example did she choose George Herbert s The Flower rather than his superior Jordan II or Love III Robert Louis Stevenson s Reuiem is another odd choice was this poem rather than any one of his delightful and metrically vigorous poems for children chosen simply because it is solemn or serious Why choose God s Grandeur over Pied Beauty Why in Heaven s name include that dreadful Robert Burns poem I would rec. True ease in writing comes from art not chance As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance wrote Alexander Pope The dance in the case of Oliver's brief and luminous book refers to the interwoven pleasures of sound. Rules for the Dance A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse