By Stephen Fry
Comedian and actor Stephen Fry?s witty and useful advisor, now in paperback, provides the aspiring poet or pupil the instruments and self assurance to jot down and comprehend poetry.
Stephen Fry believes that if you could converse and skim English, you could write poetry. In The Ode much less Travelled, he invitations readers to find the delights of writing poetry for excitement and gives the instruments and self belief to start. via relaxing workouts, witty insights, and easy step by step recommendation, Fry introduces the ideas of Metre, Rhyme, shape, Diction, and Poetics.
so much people have by no means been taught to learn or write poetry, and so it could actually appear mysterious and intimidating. yet Fry, a perfectly efficient, attractive instructor and a author of poetry himself, units out to right this challenge via explaining some of the parts of poetry purely, with out condescension. Fry?s strategy works, and his enthusiasm is contagious as he explores assorted kinds of poetry: the haiku, the ballad, the villanelle, and the sonnet, between many others. alongside the way in which, he introduces us to poets we?ve heard of yet by no means learn. The Ode much less Travelled is not only the survey path you by no means took in collage, it?s a full of life party of poetry that makes even the main reluctant reader are looking to decide up a pencil and provides it a test.