How to Write Classical Poetry

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TODAY, POETRY is everywhere. It is in the songs on the radio, in our national anthems, and in the fight songs of our favorite sports teams; it pervades our literature, our history, and our culture. But, despite poetry's abundance, poetry that is both new and good is hard to find now, more than ever. Good, new poetry cherishes and builds on the perennial forms, like meter and rhyme, left to us by 1,400 years of English poets, who have also built on thousands of years of Greek and Chinese poetry. Such good, new poetry carries a message infused with the profound insights and lofty character of the poet. It touches on humanity's quintessential quest for virtue over vice, epic over ephemeral, and beauty over baseness.
With this in mind, the Society of Classical Poets is a 501©(3) non-profit organization formed in 2012 as a group of poets dedicated to the revival and proliferation of good, new poetry.
The Society's mission is to preserve humankind's artistic traditions; to reestablish poetry as one of the most widely appreciated forms of literature, communication, and entertainment; to increase appreciation of centuries of rhyming or metered poetry; to support poets who apply classical techniques in modern poetry through publication and performance opportunities and awards; and to aid in language arts education that imbues high moral fiber and good character.

How to Write Classical Poetry

Authored by Evan Mantyk Mr.
Authored with Dusty Grein
Edited by Connie Phillips Ms.

For the student, poet, or teacher, this book presents what is great and wonderful about poetry past and present. It includes easily approachable, relevant, and enchanting (with rhyme and meter) poetry and analysis; a comprehensive guide to poetry forms, including the sonnet, haiku, villanelle, limerick, and more; AP English questions for high school teachers; an in-depth look at how classical poetry works; ten of the greatest poems ever written, including Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18," Donne's "Death Be Not Proud," and Wordsworth's "Daffodils"; a guide to writing a poem like Poe's "Raven"; and much more. Whether you are someone who has never written a word of poetry or are an old hand at versification, this is an indispensable volume.

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1546853316 / 9781546853312
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US Trade Paper
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6" x 9"
Black and White
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