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With a poet's ear and a poet's grace of expression, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner Mary Oliver shows 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 ideas".
"What good company Mary Oliver is!" The Los Angeles Times
More About Patterns
Design: Line Length
Release of Energy Along the Line
Design: Traditional Forms
Words on a String
Mutes and Other Sounds
The Use of Meter in Non-Metric Verse
The Ohs and the Ahs
The Dancers one by one
Scansion, and the Actual Work
A Universal Music
An Anthology of Metrical Poems
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ISBN: 9780395850862 ISBN-10: 039585086X Audience:
For Ages: 14+ years old For Grades: 9+ Format:
Number Of Pages: 192 Published: August 1998 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.2