How Poems Get Made

Author(s): James Longenbach

Words and Writing

Why does a great lyric poem ask to be reread, even after we know it by heart? In How Poems Get Made, acclaimed poet and critic James Longenbach answers this question by discussing a wide range of exemplary poems, from Shakespeare through Blake, Dickinson, and Moore, to a variety of poets making poems today. In each chapter of How Poems Get Made, Longenbach examines a specific aspect of the poetic medium--including Diction, Syntax, Rhythm, Echo, Figure, and Tone--and shows how a poet may manipulate these most basic elements to bring a poem to life.

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  • : 9780393355208
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : August 2018
  • : .6 Inches X 5.4 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

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  • : James Longenbach
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 176