How to Read a Poem

How to Read a Poem

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Poetry communicates through the sound of words, the rhythm of lines, and the juxtaposition of senses. In this indispensable volume, the poet, teacher, and translator Burton Raffel skillfully illuminates just how this is done. He describes how a poem works - how such poetic techniques as rhyme, meter, metaphor, imagery, repetition, and structure create meaning that content alone cannot convey. And he describes the difference between poetry and prose, how the meshing of sound and sense gives poems their unique significance. 260 pages.

ISBN: 9780452010338

Published Date: December 1, 1994

Publisher: Meridian Books

Language: English

Page Count: 260

Size: 8.03" l x 5.35" w x 0.76" h