- Series: Copper Canyon Classics
- Paperback: 140 pages
- Publisher: Copper Canyon Press; Copper Canyon Classics edition (October 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1556592817
- ISBN-13: 978-1556592812
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Poem's Heartbeat: A Manual of Prosody (Copper Canyon Classics) Copper Canyon Classics Edition
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Corn (Part of His Story, LJ 3/15/97), acclaimed poet and teacher, provides a quality guide to rhyme, rhythm, meter, and form for students, experienced readers, and practitioners of poetry. Not merely an introduction to verse form (a subcategory of prosody), this intelligent, user-friendly book guides readers through artistic conventions employed in shaping and measuring a poem. Ten chapters explore the complex and subtle merging of the oral and written English-language tradition into the rhythmic directives of the poet's craft. Corn's text is good-humored and accessible. His experience has deftly led him in organizing what may well be the finest general book available on prosody. Recommended for private, public, and academic libraries. [For a review of Corn's latest book of poetry, see p. 97 and for his first novel, see LJ 3/15/97.?Ed.]?Scott Hightower, NYU/Gallatin, New Yor.
-?Scott Hightower, NYU/Gallatin, New York
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top customer reviews
Prosody is also the music in any prose. The performances of Lincoln (Gettysburg), Kennedy (Inaugural), and King (Dream) are remembered for prosody as much as substance. Any writing or speaking can profit from this book.
It's accessible and informative without being overly simplistic. A great buy.