The Secret Life of Poems: A Poetry Primer


The Secret Life of Poems: A Poetry Primer | 9780571278718 | Tom Paulin

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:04/08/2011 by Faber & Faber


The Secret Life of Poems is a primer which offers a poem – or on occasion an excerpt – succeeding with commentary in which rhythm, form, metre and sources are the order of the day, not ethical commentary or descriptive paraphrase. This brief engagement with forty-seven poems is intended for students and readers of poetry, and seeks to explain how poetry works by bringing into view the hidden order of specific poems.

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