The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Poetry

Don't let your Muse leave you! With loads of smart advice and helpful exercises, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry' will help you compose powerful, emotion-packed poems that you can be proud of.

Author: Nikki Moustaki

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440695636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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You're no idiot, of course. You've read poetry that has touched your heart, and you'd like to improve your own writing technique. But even though you have loads of inspiration, you're discovering that good instruction can be as elusive as a good metaphor. Don't let your Muse leave you! With loads of smart advice and helpful exercises, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry' will help you compose powerful, emotion-packed poems that you can be proud of. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Simple explanatgions of the building blocks of poetry; metaphor, imagery, symbolism, repitition, and more. -A step-by-step guide to the poetic process from your first inspiration to your poems' last stanza. -Easy-to-follow guidelines for writing sonnets, sestinas, narrative poems, and more!

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Slam Poetry

This chapter doesn ' t teach the basics of composing poetry ; for that , grab a copy
of The Complete Idiot ' s Guide to Writing Poetry , by Nikki Moustaki ( Alpha
Books , 2001 ) or another book about composing verse . Nor does this chapter ...

Author: Marc Kelly Smith



Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

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Get in on the action...CD included! According to the PBS television series The United States of Poetry, a "strand of new poetry began at Chicago's Green Mill Tavern in 1986 when Marc Smith found a home for the Poetry Slam." Since then, performance poetry has spread throughout the United States. Now, the father of the poetry slam presents the most comprehensive book on spoken-word poetry performances.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books 3rd Edition

Help with a writing problem may not come from a writing guide. Karen Romano
Young ... Poetry? Take a look at PoemMaking: Ways to Begin Writing Poetry
written by Myra Cohn Livingston, one of the great poets for children. If short
stories or ...

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101460806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creative Writing 2nd edition

A creative writing class in a book -REVISED.

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615644644

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 115

A creative writing class in a book -REVISED. Major revisions take this popular Complete Idiot's Guide to a new level, offering readers a better way to unlock their creativity from the first page. Exercises help them explore their talents and experiment with different genres and forms of writing, including short stories, narrative fiction, memoirs, magazine articles, poetry, drama, blogging, and freewriting.

Pomegranate Seeds

NIKKI MOUSTAKI NIGHT PLUMBER Nikki Moustaki holds an MA in poetry from
New York University and an MFA in the same from Indiana University. She is the
author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry (Alpha Books, 2001) and is

Author: Dean Kostos


ISBN: 0977461041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 299

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From the Publisher: This volume is the first-ever collection of poems in English by 49 prominent Greek-American poets from throughout the United States. The poems cover a variety of topics and styles.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Well

Here are some ways to construct a definition passage or essay: > List
characteristics of a thing beyond what you need to just identify it. ... Normally she
was served her meals by the famous French chef and food writer Auguste
Escoffier, but on one particular occasion the ... Here's how the nineteenth-century
American poet Emily Dickinson defined hope: “Hope” is the thing with feathers—
That perches in ...

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1429526572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 497

You're no idiot, of course. You know how to tap out an email to your boss, scrawl a note to your sweetheart, even throw in an extra flourish when you sign a greeting card. But when it comes to really writing that excruciating process of transferring your thoughts to paper without inventing some strange new language well, let's just say you think you lack the write stuff. The written word was a great achievement in human history; don't give up on it just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Well' is the writing book you've been waiting for everything you need to know to make writing of any kind as easy as thinking or speaking. In this 'Complete Idiot's' Guide, you'll get : -Expert advice on making your writing as clear, persuasive and painless as possible, whether it's a thank-you note, a school paper, or an executive briefing. Easy-to-follow guidelines on a structure, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and style. No-nonsense advice on figuring out the three hardest parts of any writing: the beginning, middle and end.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature

variations but are usually written in iambic pentameter, a line of poetry with five
iambic feet, each containing one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed
syllable. Blank verse is unrhymed iambic pentameter. Blank verse captures the ...

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198818

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 500

You're no idiot, of course. You know that Samuel Clemens had a better-known pen name, Moby Dick is a famous whale, and the Raven only said,"Nevermore." But when it comes to understanding the great works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe, you'd rather rent the videos than head to your local library. Don't tear up your library card yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to American Literature teaches you all about the rich tradition of American prose and poetry, so you can fully appreciate its magnificent diversity.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Roman Empire

Publius Virgilius Maro (70–19 B.C.E.), or Virgil, was born at Mantua (Mantova)
and was the preeminent poet of this age. ... side at Philippi, but came home to
make peace with the new regime, got a job as a clerk, and began writing poetry.

Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199180

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 896

You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the TOEFL

languages, embraced the sonnet, it remains a popular form for poets today. ... is
the rhyme pattern of the English sonnet, also known as the Shakespearean
sonnet (because it was the form used by Shakespeare to write his famous

Author: Elizabeth Rollins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643648

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 538

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the TOEFL provides students of English as a foreign language with a highly simplified approach to mastering the standard test of English-language proficiency for admission to undergraduate programs at more than 8,500 universities in English-speaking countries. Unlike the key competition, the book aims to cover both the paper-based test and the Internet-based test. It breaks down the reading, listening, speaking, and writing portions of the test into easily digested chapters using simple, clear prose; ample practice questions; and the proven Idiot's Guide formula that makes this book the easiest way to prepare for this important test. Text instruction will be supplemented with online podcasts for extra listening practice and two full practice tests.

The Poetry Toolkit

Even in the twenty-first century, it would be conceivable for somebody completely
illiterate to create a perfectly brilliant ... You can buy books called things like
Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry, but such titles suggest farce more than ...

Author: William Harmon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444361333

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 856

The Poetry Toolkit: For Readers and Writers provides students with the essential intellectual and practical tools necessary to read, understand, and write poetry. Explains the most important elements of poetry in clear language and an easily accessible manner Offers readers both the expertise of an established scholar and the insights of a practicing poet Draws on examples from more than 1,500 years of English literature

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Latino History And Culture

That is why Puerto Rican author Jesus Colm, from New York City, gave up his
mother tongue and in the 1920s opted to write ... Gary Soto has emerged as a
popular poet and writer of children's literature with a keen sense of humor and
loving ...

Author: D.H. Figueredo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440650586

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 279

Aimed at beginners, this book looks at the history, folklore, and traditions of Hispanics in the United States and Latin America from the 16th century to the present day.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Acing The Gre

Famously reclusive, Jane Austen's isolation may have reflected her dedication to
her ; some scholars hypothesize that she avoided conventional society, and even
marriage, in order to concentrate on writing poetry. a. sabbatical b. vocation c.

Author: Henry George Stratakis-Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440625980

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 267

Making the grade for post-graduate studies. The Graduate Record Exam is a must for anyone who aspires to post-graduate study, and it creates more general anxiety than anything since the SAT. This guide is the answer to every test- taker's prayers, providing all the tricks (and a sample exam) necessary for you to score big.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Nonfiction

You're asking yourself in a personal essay: What do I think? What bothers me?
What are my pet peeves? What keeps me up at night and why? And you answer
these questions through writing. The essay is like a quest. Consider the poet and

Author: Christina Boufis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615642986

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 566

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction gives narrative nonfiction writers the tools they need to elevate their storytelling to the next level. This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject. Next, you'll find tricks for remembering details of events to use later, how to conduct interviews, how to craft several types of narrative stories and how to create captivating prose. Plus, you'll learn how to find inspiration and overcome obstacles such as stalled motivation or inhibitions and finally, how to find markets to get your work published. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction provides tips and tricks to help you get started on your writing journey.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Grant Writing

A comprehensive handbook offers advice to grant writers on how to obtain the funds most suitable to one's given needs, covering such areas as writing a statement of need, developing a budget, and building partnerships, and includes a CD-ROM ...

Author: Waddy Thompson


ISBN: 9781592575893

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 726

A comprehensive handbook offers advice to grant writers on how to obtain the funds most suitable to one's given needs, covering such areas as writing a statement of need, developing a budget, and building partnerships, and includes a CD-ROM containing sample materials and a functional trial membership to an online grant research database. Original.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells



Category: Catalogs


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Short Fuse

He is executive director of the award - winning program DC Writers Corps .
GUILLERMO CASTRO ' s work appears in , among other places , Barrow Street ,
WV , Cover , Excursus , The Complete Idiot ' s Guide to Writing Poetry , and the ...

Author: Todd Swift

Publisher: Rattapallax

ISBN: 9781892494535

Category: Poetry

Page: 400

View: 125

Short Fuse is the first major global collection of poetry from the 21st-century featuring many of the poets who are defining world literature and culture. Over 175 innovative poets from around the world are represented in this remarkable 400-page volume, ebook & CD. The fusion poets define these complex times through new forms of performance and text by mixing the best of the oral and written traditions. The hundreds of poems in this eclectic and powerful gathering are ferocious, funny, erotic, elegiac, and always grounded in the real experiences and voices of our startling present. Book jacket.

Poetry After 9 11

NIKKI MOUSTAKI is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship
in poetry for 2001 , and is the author of The Complete Idiot ' s Guide to Writing
Poetry . She lives in the Hell ' s Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan . GEORGE ...

Author: Dennis Loy Johnson

Publisher: Melville House Pub


Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 211

Presents a collection of poems, from such poets as Stephen Dunn, Hal Sirowitz, Miranda Beeson, and Colette Inez, about the events of September 11, 2001.

Mosaic Moon

Author: Frances H. Kakugawa

Publisher: Watermark Pub

ISBN: 9780972093200

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 218

View: 474

A collection of poems inspired by the challenges people face as they watch a loved one cope with the ravages of Alzheimer's disease and other long-term illnesses.


Add memories and inside jokes to make it more personal . " • Use a favorite poem
as a blueprint , advises Nikki Moustaki in The Complete Idiot ' s Guide to Writing
Poetry . Where the poet writes a metaphor , you write one , and so on . • Cut the ...




Category: Beauty, Personal


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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Copywriter s Words And Phrases

Rhythm is a quality of good writing that often goes unappreciated. Poetry is
known for rhythm—even if it's not written in any strict meter —but rhythm is also
an important part of even the most straightforward, purely informative prose. Say
you ...

Author: Kathy Kleidermacher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440650519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 546

Market more successfully-with thousands of powerful, persuasive words. This reference is for anyone who needs to write effective marketing copy-for ads, catalogs, brochures, letters, press releases, displays, fundraising materials, and more. With thousands of entries, it does the brainstorming for you-and sparks ideas that stand out in a sea of hype. -Three A-to-Z sections: descriptive words, promotional words, and words organized by industry (cosmetics, food, travel, computers, etc.) -Extensive synonym lists for frequently used marketing words: 45 words for big; 19 words for authentic; 27 words for clean; 46 words for money; ... and 10 words for purple -Additional lists of Related Words and Phrases, Expressions, Symbols, and Antonyms -Also features A Concise Guide to Copywriting, with chapters on consumer psychology; tricks of the trade; grammar and style tips; and 7 Qualities that Make a Great Copywriter