Poetry Handbook, A

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“Mary Oliver would probably never admit to anything so grandiose as an effort to connect the conscious mind and the heart (that’s what she says poetry can do), but that is exactly what she accomplishes in this stunning little handbook.”—Los Angeles Times

Pages: 144

Pages: 144

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With passion, wit, and common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built: meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in remarkably short space.

  • Lucerna Academy families: Use this book for 2 weeks in American Literature, 1 week in Year 4 Rhetoric Literature, and 1 week in Year 4 Honors Rhetoric Literature.
  • Tapestry of Grace families: Used as a reference for rhetoric literature assignments in all four year-plans.


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