Tyrants Writing Poetry

The cultural history of totalitarian regimes is unwrapped in ten case studies, in a comparative perspective. The book focuses on the phenomenon that many of the great despots in history were themselves writers.

Author: Albrecht Koschorke

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789633862025

Category: Political Science

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As conventional understanding would have it, the sometimes brutal business of governing can only be carried out at the price of distance from art, while poetic beauty best fl ourishes at a distance from actions executed at the pole of power. Dramatically contradicting this idea is the fact that violent rulers are often the greatest friends of art, and indeed draw attention to themselves as artists. Why do tyrants of all people often have a particularly poetic vein? Where do terror and fi ction meet? The cultural history of totalitarian regimes is unwrapped in ten case studies, in a comparative perspective. The book focuses on the phenomenon that many of the great despots in history were themselves writers. By studying the artistic ambitions of Nero, Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Saparmurat Nyyazow and Radovan Karadzic, the studies explore the complicated relationship between poetry and political violence, and open our eyes for the aesthetic dimensions of total power. The essays make an important contribution to a number of fields: the study of totalitarian regimes, cultural studies, biographies of 20th century leaders. They underscore the frequent correlation between tyrannical governance and an excessive passion for language, and prove that the merging of artistic and political charisma tends to justify the claim to absolute power.

Writing Poetry

WRITING POETRY is intended to be an all-purpose poetry writing textbook, a fount of inspiration and informtion on the writing process, a solid first step for beginners, and a source of ideas for writers and teachers at all levels.

Author: Barbara Drake

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 015500154X

Category: Education

Page: 385

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WRITING POETRY is intended to be an all-purpose poetry writing textbook, a fount of inspiration and informtion on the writing process, a solid first step for beginners, and a source of ideas for writers and teachers at all levels. Taken from the Greek word meaning making something up, poetry gos beyond the simple act of creation to inspire. In this textbook, the core structure of the genre is dissected so the intangible may be a little more understood. WRITING POETRY is an appreciative study of an allusive art.

Writing Poetry

This volume presents new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook, Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings for writers who are specialising in writing poetry.

Author: W. N. Herbert

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138168661

Category:

Page: 196

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This volume presents new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook, Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings for writers who are specialising in writing poetry. It offers the novice writer engaging and creative activities, making use of insightful, relevant readings from the work of well-known authors to illustrate the techniques presented. Using his experience and expertise as a teacher as well as a poet, Bill Herbert guides aspiring writers through such key writing skills as: drafting voice imagery rhyme form theme. The volume is further updated to include never-before published dialogues with prominent poets such as Vicki Feaver, Gillian Allnutt, Kathleen Jamie, Linda France, Douglas Dunn, Sean O'Brien and Jo Shapcott. Concise and practical, Writing Poetry offers an inspirational guide to the methods and techniques of this challenging and rewarding genre and is a must-read for aspiring poets.

Next Word Better Word

Stephen Dobyns, author of the classic book on the beauty of poetry, Best Words, Best Order, moves into new terrain in this remarkable book.

Author: Stephen Dobyns

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 023011878X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This accessible writer's guide provides a helpful framework for creating poetry and navigates contemporary concerns and practices. Stephen Dobyns, author of the classic book on the beauty of poetry, Best Words, Best Order, moves into new terrain in this remarkable book. Bringing years of experience to bear on issues such as subject matter, the mechanics of poetry, and the revision process, Dobyns explores the complex relationship between writers and their work. From Philip Larkin to Pablo Neruda to William Butler Yeats, every chapter reveals useful lessons in these renowned poets' work. Both enlightening and encouraging, Next Word, Better Word demystifies a subtle art form and shows writers how to overcome obstacles in the creative process.

WRITING POETRY AS EASY AS 1 2 3

In this book, I explore poetry writing; starting with the one-line poem and continuing in numeric order to a variety of multi-lines poems, including the age-less favorites like Haikus, Limericks, and Sonnets.

Author: Georgette G. Lee

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479776795

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

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A poem begins (and ends) with a single line, and expands into a countless number of lines. Each group of lines is a specific type of poem with its unique rules and structure. In this book, I explore poetry writing; starting with the one-line poem and continuing in numeric order to a variety of multi-lines poems, including the age-less favorites like Haikus, Limericks, and Sonnets. Let's count and let's write poetry together. Be assured, It's as easy as counting 1-2-3!

Poetry Frameworks for Reading and Writing Poetry

"Designed to teach lower to middle primary school students how to compose various forms of poetry.

Author: Yolande Colwell

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 9781863117807

Category: Poetry

Page: 34

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"Designed to teach lower to middle primary school students how to compose various forms of poetry... The frameworks are presented in a clear step-by-step format. Frameworks include shape poems, pattern poems, string poems, haiku, acrostics, limericks, cinquains." -- p. i.

The Poet s Companion A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

Writing. and. Knowing. We've been told again and again to write about what we
know, but we don't trust that advice. We think our lives are dull, ordinary, boring.
Other people have lives worthy of poetry, but not us. And what are the ''great'' ...

Author: Kim Addonizio

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340884

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. The Poet's Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

Writing Poetry

Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Author: Shelley Tucker

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9781596470934

Category: Education

Page: 164

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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Reading and Writing Poetry with Teenagers

We urge you to let your students hear the widest range of voices in the poems
you choose . We have included ... To support students in their ability to analyze
and assimilate poetry through discussion and written interpretation . 4. To expose
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Author: Fredric Lown

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 0825127939

Category: Education

Page: 172

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This versatile volume combines examples of poetry from historical and contemporary masters with high school writing. Each chapter contains poems for reading aloud, poems for discussion, models for writing exercises, samples of student poems, and a bibliography for extended reading. Many teachers use Reading and Writing Poetry with Teenagers across disciplines. Writing exercises include: Animals as Symbols Family Portraits in Words Of War and Peace Writing Song Lyrics as an Expression of Social Protest

Creative Poetry Writing

Practical ideas for teaching language through poetry. iCreative Poetry Writing/i is for teachers who would like to give students the opportunity to say something original, while practising new language.

Author: Jane Spiro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194421899

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 194

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Practical ideas for teaching language through poetry. iCreative Poetry Writing/i is for teachers who would like to give students the opportunity to say something original, while practising new language.

The Everything Writing Poetry Book

With this handy guide, you will learn to: Create meter and rhyme Express your innermost thoughts Use imagery and metaphor Polish your word play Find your own rhythm Work with other writers and more The Everything Writing Poetry Book helps ...

Author: Tina D Eliopulos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440523151

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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'Poetry is what gets lost in translation.' --Robert Frost Giving voice to ''what gets lost in translation'' is the challenge every poet faces. With The Everything Writing Poetry Book, that challenge just got easier. Featuring examples from works of celebrated poets and instruction on communicating your ideas, this clear and accessible reference helps you gain confidence as you find your own voice. Written by a team who each hold a master’s degree and teach creative writing and literature, this easy-to-follow guide has all you need to take your work to the next level. With this handy guide, you will learn to: Create meter and rhyme Express your innermost thoughts Use imagery and metaphor Polish your word play Find your own rhythm Work with other writers and more The Everything Writing Poetry Book helps you make the most of this rewarding craft - whether you’re a fledgling poet or a seasoned wordsmith.

Educating the Imagination Writing poetry Writing fiction Inventing language Bi lingual cross cultural Evaluation Reading First last A look back

This book contains 33 creative writers presenting ideas and techniques for exploring poetry writing, fiction writing, translation, practical aesthetics, creative reading and the imagination.

Author: Christopher Edgar

Publisher: Teachers & Writers

ISBN: 0915924420

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This book contains 33 creative writers presenting ideas and techniques for exploring poetry writing, fiction writing, translation, practical aesthetics, creative reading and the imagination. Selected from the very best articles in Teachers & Writers Magazine over 17 years, this two volumes (sold separately) offers a comprehensive multitude of ideas and techniques for writing in the classroom

How to be Brilliant at Writing Poetry

How to be Brilliant at Writing Poetry contains 42 photocopiable ideas for use with
7-1 1 year olds. The book provides a flexible, but structured resource for
developing writing skills, which both you and your pupils will enjoy. The sheets
are ...

Author:

Publisher: Brilliant Publications

ISBN: 9780857470942

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Writing Poetry from the Inside Out

In Writing Poetry from the Inside Out, poet and national poetry workshop leader, Sandford Lyne, offers the writing exercises, guidance, and encouragement you need to find the poet inside you.

Author: Sandford Lyne

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402254208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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In Writing Poetry from the Inside Out, poet and national poetry workshop leader, Sandford Lyne, offers the writing exercises, guidance, and encouragement you need to find the poet inside you. Lyne's techniques, which he developed through twenty years of teaching poetry workshops, flow from an understanding that poetry is an art form open to everyone. We all can-and should-write poetry. In this enchanting and inspiring volume, Lyne will introduce you to the pleasures and surprises of writing poetry, and his methods and insights will help you tap into your own unique voice and perspective to compose poems of your own in as little as a few minutes. Whether you are an experienced writer looking for new techniques and sources of inspiration or a novice poet who has never written a poem in your life, Writing Poetry from the Inside Out will help you to craft the poems you've always longed to write.

Why Write Poetry

This book identifies and examines a related genre - the verse defense of poetry - which shares the same impulse that has led to the composition of prose essays: namely, the desire to protect poetry from its detractors and to promote its ...

Author: Jeannine Johnson

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838641059

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 316

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Poets have long been defending poetry in prose, and essays by Sidney, Shelley, and others are a familiar and important part of the Anglo-American literary tradition. This book identifies and examines a related genre - the verse defense of poetry - which shares the same impulse that has led to the composition of prose essays: namely, the desire to protect poetry from its detractors and to promote its value as a vital human endeavor. In the last century or so, this impulse to engage questions of poetry's value in poems has become increasingly widespread, and it has dominated the careers of at least five poets: H.D., Wallace Stevens, W. H. Auden, Adrienne Rich, and Geoffrey Hill. Though these poets espouse very different aesthetic principles, they, like many of their contemporaries, have repeatedly turned to apology in their verse. At first glance, this seems an odd gesture, given that the readers and writers of poetry are those who least need convincing of poetry's worthiness. But questioning poetry in verse is a form of lyric introspection that is productive and well-suited for a modern poet. characterized as one of indifference, defense helps these authors make a claim for poetry's cultural relevance, as well as for its private profit. Jeannine Johnson is a Preceptor in Expository Writing at Harvard University.

Writing Poetry

teach yourself writing poetry is a new edition of a long standing and popular guide which offers you plenty of advice and ideas for inspiration as well as practical support for all aspects of the writing and publication process.

Author: Matthew Sweeney

Publisher:

ISBN: 0340968788

Category: Poetics

Page: 236

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Teach yourself writing poetry is a new edition of a long standing and popular guide which offers you plenty of advice and ideas for inspiration as well as practical support for all aspects of the writing and publication process.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Poetry

If you felt you could only write about your own experiences, you'd limit your
creativity, devalue your research capacities, and lose out on a fun part of writing
poems: imagining! Thinking of the speaker and the poet as separate entities
becomes ...

Author: Nikki Moustaki

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440695636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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You're no idiot, of course. You've read poetry that has touched your heart, and you'd like to improve your own writing technique. But even though you have loads of inspiration, you're discovering that good instruction can be as elusive as a good metaphor. Don't let your Muse leave you! With loads of smart advice and helpful exercises, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry' will help you compose powerful, emotion-packed poems that you can be proud of. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Simple explanatgions of the building blocks of poetry; metaphor, imagery, symbolism, repitition, and more. -A step-by-step guide to the poetic process from your first inspiration to your poems' last stanza. -Easy-to-follow guidelines for writing sonnets, sestinas, narrative poems, and more!

Writing Poetry

Practical guides for poets Addonizio, Kim and Dorianne Laux, The Poet's
Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry (New York: W.W. Norton,
1997). Behn, Robin and Chase Twichell (eds), The Practice of Poetry: Writing
Exercises ...

Author: Chad Davidson and Gregory Fraser

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137120700

Category:

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