Sunday, October 5, 2014

So You Have to Write a Poem is Here!!

At some point, every student must not only learn about different poetic forms, but try their hand at penning a few. It can be daunting, even for those who enjoy poetry.

Following the same plain language, straight forward vein of Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers, So You Have to Write a Poem gives novices an easy-to-read guide with step-by-step processes and fun examples while giving more advanced poets a technical guide to the rules behind all their favorite poetic forms.

This volume includes:
  • Nine forms of poetry, including chapters on ballads, blank verse, haiku, heroic couplets, limericks, the pantoum, sestinas, sonnets, and the villanelle. 
  • Overviews on poetry basics like meter and rhyme scheme. 
  • Detailed, easy-to-understand instructions and “cheat sheets” that outline the rules for each form of poetry. 
  • And a section with a detailed explanation of how to analyze a poem.
So You Have to Write a Poem is designed to not only help students get through their poetry assignments, but also shows poetic skeptics how to enjoy the act of writing poetry, and gives poetry lovers a chance to learn some classic styles.

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Toni Kerr said...

I love this book! I had as much fun reading it as I did writing the review:

A Versed Review from Me to You

The thought of poems scares me much,
My words don’t flow they twist and crunch.
The regulated rules to know,
Alas I have no skills to grow.
Then after all this time I see,
Michelle has made it fun for me!
I didn’t know this stuff before,
With easy steps it’s not a chore.
So if you seek a helping hand
To guide you through the poem land,
or if you want to pass a course,
or write a song about your horse,
Then get this book to save your butt.
‘Cause poetry is not the luck.
It’s patterns, science, not that hard.
It’s not so bad, you won’t be scarred.
Michelle can help you, look at me!
I’m actually writing poetry!

Michelle McLean said...

Seriously love this review :D