The Ode Less Travelled

Unlocking the Poet Within

  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9781592403110
  • september 2007
  • Paperback
  • 357 pagina's
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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry (1957) is mede door zijn hoofdrol in de verfilming van De ontdekking van de hemel voor iedereen een begrip. Liefhebbers van de Britse komiek kenden hem al van zijn komische rollen in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, The Young Ones en Blackadder, en uit films als A Fish Called Wanda en Wilde, waarin hij de decadente dichter speelde. Ook is Fry schrijver van toneelstukken en romans. Na zijn debuut De leugenaar verschenen bij uitgeverij Thomas Rap ook Speelbal, Het nijlpaard en Geschiedenis maken.

Samenvatting

Comedian and actor Stephen Fry?s witty and practical guide, now in paperback, gives the aspiring poet or student the tools and confidence to write and understand poetry.

Stephen Fry believes that if one can speak and read English, one can write poetry. In The Ode Less Travelled, he invites readers to discover the delights of writing poetry for pleasure and provides the tools and confidence to get started. Through enjoyable exercises, witty insights, and simple step-by-step advice, Fry introduces the concepts of Metre, Rhyme, Form, Diction, and Poetics.

Most of us have never been taught to read or write poetry, and so it can seem mysterious and intimidating. But Fry, a wonderfully competent, engaging teacher and a writer of poetry himself, sets out to correct this problem by explaining the various elements of poetry in simple terms, without condescension. Fry?s method works, and his enthusiasm is contagious as he explores different forms of poetry: the haiku, the ballad, the villanelle, and the sonnet, among many others. Along the way, he introduces us to poets we?ve heard of but never read. The Ode Less Travelled is not just the survey course you never took in college, it?s a lively celebration of poetry that makes even the most reluctant reader want to pick up a pencil and give it a try.

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Fry's extraordinary book is an idiots' guide to the writing of poetry, a primer, a tutorial with funny turns, an earnest textbook... You can't but marvel at Fry's easy familiarity with the rictameter and the rondeau redouble and applaud the energy of his evangelistic zeal * Independent on Sunday * With his usual wit and occasional obscenity, he takes us through an array of metrical forms and poetic structures, talking to us like a cajoling hearty teacher * Sunday Telegraph * Intelligent and informative, a worthy enterprise well executed * Observer * A smart, sane and entertaining return to basics * Daily Telegraph * Funny and instructive * Spectator *

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
september 2007
Druk
1e druk
Afmetingen
19,7 x 13,3 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
357 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
18 jaar
Illustraties
Met illustraties
ISBN13
9781592403110

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Auteur
Stephen Fry
Uitgever
Avery Publishing Group

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The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within

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9781592403110

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