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How to read poetry like a professor: a quippy and sonorous guide to verse

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"No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree--a line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history--and a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty andthe powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. Poetry demands more from readers--intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually--than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our reading shifted to prose, and later when we encountered poetry again, we had no recent experience to make itfeel familiar. But reading poetry doesn't need to be so overwhelming. In an entertaining and engaging voice, Thomas C. Foster shows readers how to overcome their fear of poetry and learn to enjoy it once more."--Back cover.
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title_displayHow to read poetry like a professor : a quippy and sonorous guide to verse
title_fullHow to Read Poetry Like a Professor A Quippy and Sonorous Guide to Verse
How to read poetry like a professor : a quippy and sonorous guide to verse / Thomas C. Foster
How to read poetry like a professor : a quippy and sonorous guide to verse [electronic resource] / Thomas C. Foster
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