An Introduction to Poetry Author:X. J. Kennedy What is poetry? — The nature of poetry does elude simple definitions. This book is an introduction to the STUDY of poetry. In dissecting and seeing a poem's structure we may derive a more intelligent pleasure from it. A persuasion of long standing among mankind is that the hearing of a poem, as well as the making of a poem, is nothing less than a... more » religious act.
This book investigates the art and science of writing poetry and chapters include: the person in the poem, words and their order, connotation and allusion, imagery, figures of speech, symbol and allegory, sound, rhythm, form, myth, evaluating poetry, alternatives and finally the answer to what is poetry?.
If you enjoy poetry this book is a must, it will help you understand what poetry is and how it is birthed.« less