[Pdf] Best Words Best Order Essays on Poetry

Ile it took me a while to work my way through the "Book And Some Chapters "and some chapters farther afield from what I was looking for initially it was all rather fascinating and felt like being back in grad school in a good way 45 stars and I m glad I already picked up his Next Word Better Word This was a good reference book to start my journeywith poetryI njoyed ch 1 8 the most Ch 9 13 studied individual poets Rilke Mandelstam Ritsosinteresting but not what I was looking for I skimmed these chaptersThe last 3 what I was looking for I skimmed these chaptersThe last 3 dealt with Time Participant in a poem and BeautyConclusion Prepare yourself for a long read Sift the information to your own needsLesson learned Don t read a poem and go after it as if it were an item on a final xamPoem it is the xperiencenot the final The Baby Swap Miracle exam that counts I found this book less compelling and intellectually concise than Czeslaw Milosz s The Witness of Poetry Milosz but also less interfering between reader and poem and thereby slightly condescending than Edward Hirsch s How To Read A Poem Hirsch Mostly this is anxcellent read into the volution of free verse something every contemporary poet should understand this is our heritage This collection of ssays on the form of poetry is probably the contemporary poet should understand this is our heritage This collection of ssays on the form of poetry is probably the I have ver had the privilege of reading Dobyns straight for To be honest I found large sections of this book of no interest to me Dobyns wrote many long ssays on individual authors that I skipped However when he wrote in general terms about the purpose of poetry what makes a good poem the magic of metaphors the importance of pacing tone ngaging a reader Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation etc he was singing my song. Obyns has added two newssays one dealing with the idea of beauty in poetry and another dealing with the almost mystical way poets connect seemingly disparate lements in a single work. ,


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The chapters on Free Verse Metaphor Pacing and Tone were all uite interesting the first being the longest and best I took notes underlined and highlighted freuently I believe there are some wonderful insights here which will make me a better poet if I m able to make them second natureLike many of the other reviewers here I found the chapters on individual poets rather boring and in skipped two of them The one on Osip Mandelstam was personally interesting to me because I like Mandelstam s poetry but that doesn t mean that chapter would be any less grueling for another reader The nding ssay REGARDING STARTED OFF IN A Beauty started off in a way but it devolved into an academic debate between Dobyns and Elaine Scarry Scarry is actually a professor I m familiar with as I deeply njoyed her book The Body In Pain but the discussion Dobyns is having regarding her views on beauty is deeply uninteresting From Notes to Narrative especially when reading a book supposedly devoted to the craft of poetry This is just wonderful Those who like me first came to Dobyn s work through the SaratogaCharlie Bradshaw mysteries then his lovely poetry are in for further revelations He is deeply learned humane with analyses that are sometimes dense or at least reuiring concentration but also down toarth Beautifully done and well worth the time and Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America effort it makes to follow his lively mind and the important points he makes about the practice and purposes of poetry The chapter on Chekhov an artist he clearly identifies with isxceptionally beautiful and accessible I can t remember how many times high school English students students asked me Di. In this new God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School edition of Best Words Best Order Stephen Dobyns furtherxplains the mystery of the poet's work Through ssays on memory and metaphor pacing and the intricacies of voice and. D the writer mean to put all these motifs and symbols and stuff into the writing Implying teachers just make it up to be annoying as if it s somehow less miraculous if it s not purposeful In any case this book answers the uestion with a definitive YES It s difficult to distill the many ideas of this text but the many ideas of this text but following is a little of what I gleaned It begins with our intuition and our concerns theme If we re lucky and work hard we take that raw material and share feeling or insight with our readers The meaning and the matter are as connected as the leaf to the tree thus it is the process of reading and writing the poem that cre Very useful for serious writing I ve read this book two or three times Since I don t remember a lot of it I m probably due to read it again One thing I remember is that there is some coverage of Rilke s work thic Rilke learned from working with Rodin that one must go to work as a craftsman Yet Rilke was not above needing inspiration as the raw material on which to workI ve probably assimiliated much of this book and no know know which of my opinions are based on it My recollection is that it had a lot of insight are based on it My recollection is that it had a lot of insight which I mostly agreed This collection of ssays was an illuminating xploration of poetry from a number of different angles the broad purposes and philosophy of poetry the historical development of several poetic styles and schools biographies of several individual poets line by line analyses of poems that broke down the poetic and linguistic lements to a granular level than I ve seen and finally the backstory behind one of the author s own works Wh. Tone and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov Ritsos Mandelstam and Rilke Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiues For this new second dition


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    [Pdf] Best Words Best Order Essays on Poetry I can't remember how many times high school English students students asked me Did the writer mean to put all these motifs and symbols and stuff into the writing? Implying teachers just make it up to be annoying—as if it's somehow less miraculous if it's not purposeful In any case this book answers the uestion with a de

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    [Pdf] Best Words Best Order Essays on Poetry This is just wonderful Those who like me first came to Dobyn's work through the SaratogaCharlie Bradshaw mysteries then his lovely poetry are in for further revelations He is deeply learned humane with analyses that are sometimes dense or at least reuiring concentration but also down to earth Beautifully done and well worth the time and effort it makes to follow his lively mind and the important points he makes about the practi

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