Table of contents for Rules for the dance : a handbook for writing and reading metrical verse / Mary Oliver.


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PART ONE: THE RULES 
1. Breath 
2. Patterns 
3. More About Patterns 
4. Design: Line Length 
5. Release of Energy Along the Line 
6. Design: Rhyme 
7. Design: Traditional Forms 
8. Words on a String 
9. Mutes and Other Sounds 
10. The Use of Meter in Non-Metric Verse 
11. The Ohs and the Ahs 
12. Image-Making

PART TWO: THE DANCERS ONE BY ONE 
13. Style

PART THREE: SCANSION, AND THE ACTUAL WORK 
14. Scansion: Reading the Metrical Poem 
15. Scansion: Writing the Metrical Poem 
16. Yourself Dancing: The Actual Work

PART FOUR: A UNIVERSAL MUSIC 
17. Then and Now 
Envoi

PART FIVE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF METRICAL POEMS 
Permissions 
Index

English language Versification, English poetry History and criticism Theory, etc, Poetry Authorship