9780820321318-0820321311-The Flexible Lyric (The Life of Poetry: Poets on Their Art and Craft Ser.)

The Flexible Lyric (The Life of Poetry: Poets on Their Art and Craft Ser.)

ISBN-13: 9780820321318
ISBN-10: 0820321311
Author: Voigt, Ellen Bryant
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Format: Paperback 234 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780820321318
ISBN-10: 0820321311
Author: Voigt, Ellen Bryant
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Format: Paperback 234 pages

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Acknowledged authors Voigt, Ellen Bryant wrote The Flexible Lyric (The Life of Poetry: Poets on Their Art and Craft Ser.) comprising 234 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0820321311 and 9780820321318. Since then The Flexible Lyric (The Life of Poetry: Poets on Their Art and Craft Ser.) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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These nine eloquent and skillfully crafted essays by a distinguished poet examine the art of lyric poetry in all aspects of its design and structure. Through attentive readings of a variety of artists, including her contemporaries, Ellen Bryant Voigt celebrates the structure and elasticity of lyric poems. She argues for reading as a writer reads―with equal parts passion and analysis. Her analyses of the effects of tone, image, voice, and structure connect brilliant theory with tangible examples.

Intimate as well as informative, the collection begins with a discussion of the creative process and Voigt's fascination with the writing of Flannery O'Connor and Elizabeth Bishop. Readings of lyric poems by Shakespeare, Sidney, Poe, Stevens, Williams, Larkin, Bogan, Roethke, Plath, Levertov, Berryman, and others demonstrate the roles of gender, point of view, image, and music in poetry. An experienced teacher, Voigt focuses on the lyric but encourages, in any study of poetry, original thinking, attention to structure, and, above all, close reading of the work itself. An intelligent and thought-provoking marriage of art and scholarship, The Flexible Lyric exemplifies, with fierceness, dedication, and precision, how the making of poems is not just a trade but a calling.

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