HOW TO WRITE POETRYBallad to Villanelle
By LEE ANN RUSSELL
158 pages, Third Edition, Night Owl Publications, © 2000
Spiral Bound, ISBN: 0-9701290-0-9
This instruction guidebook by an award-winning poet is the textbook for
many poets around the world. Its easy-to-follow rules for 156 poetic
forms are illustrated with 95 examples. The book contains 386
definitions and biographical data about 148 famous poets' lifespans.
In the preface, Lee Ann says:" How to Write Poetry - Ballad
to Villanelle was written to help you learn the difference between a
Haiku and a Shakespearean Sonnet.
...Writing poetry for one's own pleasure, special occasions, to publish,
sell, or enter in contests, is an enjoyable and rewarding pastime.
...When writing poetry, use imagination, sensitivity and creativity.
Consult the dictionary, books of synonyms and antonyms, thesaurus and
dictionary of rhymes.
...Writing poetry is challenging, enjoyable and fulfilling. I hope the
following definitions and examples are of help.
Enclosed are traditional poetic forms from hundreds of years ago to
modern-day, plus those you may never have heard of. Try different forms
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