The pursuit of poetry ; a guide to its understanding and appreciation with an explanation of its forms and a dictionary of poetic terms.

A leading American poet offers a guide to greater appreciation of poetry in this handbook which examines poetic techniques, devices, and forms.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Simon and Schuster, [1969]
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Table of Contents:
  • THE ANATOMY OF POETRY
  • The Definition of Poetry
  • The Experience of Poetry
  • The Province of Poetry
  • The Words of Poetry
  • The Sound and Sense of Poetry
  • The Styles of Poetry
  • The Images of Poetry
  • The Conceits of Poetry
  • The Ambiguities of Poetry
  • The Interpretation of Poetry
  • The Criticism of Poetry
  • The Conventions of Poetry
  • The Prose of Poetry
  • The Reading of Poetry
  • The Translation of Poetry
  • The Playfulness of Poetry
  • The Oddities of Poetry
  • THE CRAFT OF POETRY
  • A Dictionary of Devices, A Handbook of Poetic Terms, and a Compendium of Metrical Patterns from Ballads to Ballades, From Lyrics to Epics, From Sonnets to Sestinas, With Examples of All the Forms and Variations
  • Epilogue: Art
  • A Selected Bibliography
  • Index.