ERIC Number: ED351692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Getting the Knack: 20 Poetry Writing Exercises 20.
Dunning, Stephen; Stafford, William
Written for those who want to write poems but are not sure how to start, this book presents 20 short exercises plus short pieces ("written talk") about poetry. The exercises in the book are designed to be completed in about 10 weeks. The types of poems in the 20 exercises include "found" and "headline" poems (which are inspired by ordinary prose), letter poems, acrostic and recipe poems, "dream-writes," list poems, pantoums, imitation poems, memory maps, question/answer poems, syllable count poems, dialogue poems, confession poems, and monologue poems. (RS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Creative Writing, Figurative Language, Higher Education, Language Role, Poetry, Secondary Education, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 18488-0015: $11.95 members, $15.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Writing Contexts