Publisher description for A poetry handbook / Mary Oliver.


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With passion, wit, and good 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 a remarkably short space. “Stunning” (Los Angeles Times). Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English language Versification Handbooks, manuals, etc, American poetry History and criticism Handbooks, manuals, etc, English poetry History and criticism Handbooks, manuals, etc, Poetry Authorship Handbooks, manuals, etc