The Mechanics of Poetry

By Su Falcon
(Action Publishing (Glendale, CA), Paperback, 9780962709005, 72pp.)

Publication Date: January 2010

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A practical glossary of poetry designed to enhance appreciation and writing skillsWrite better poetry or just enjoy reading it more. In the tradition of The Elements of Style, this slim volume distills the structure and terminology of poetry down to the concise essentials and makes them clear and easy to understand. Whether you are a writer wanting to expand your skills or a reader wanting to get the most enjoyment from every poem, The Mechanics of Poetry will open new vistas of understanding and appreciation.The Mechanics of Poetry does not promise to make a poet out of you, but it will take the mystery out of writing poetry and provide insight into the beauty of language as a tool for art and communication.The Mechanics of Poetry defines the basic concepts used in poetry in a logical sequence with clear, simple language. This essential and easy to understand little book is packed with information useful in any field of writing, from journalism to poetry to song lyrics.

About the Author
Over the past twenty-five years, Su Falcon has written articles, ad copy, TV commercials, press releases, screen plays, short fiction and more software procedure manuals than most people have ever read. But her earliest romance with language was poetry, and it is still her passion. The Mechanics of Poetry was born while teaching creative writing and poetry in Los Angeles.
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