Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Publication Date:May 15, 2007
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- ISBN13: 9780915924271
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Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns offers a road map for analyzing poetry through examination of poems structure, rather than their forms or genres. Michael Theune's breakthrough concept encourages students, teachers, and writers to use structure as a tool to see the fundamental affinities between strikingly different kinds of poetry and radically different literary eras. The book includes examination of the mid-course turn and the elegy, as well as the ironic, concessional, emblem, and retrospective-prospective structures, among others. In addition, 14 contemporary poets provide an example of and commentary on their own work.
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