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The Ode Less Travelled I Have A Dark And Dreadful Secret I Write Poetry I Believe Poetry Is A Primal Impulse Within All Of Us I Believe We Are All Capable Of It And Further That A Small, Often Ignored Corner Of Us Positively Yearns To Try It Stephen Fry, The Ode Less Travelled Stephen Fry Believes That If One Can Speak And Read English, One Can Write Poetry Many Of Us Have Never Been Taught To Read Or Write Poetry And Think Of It As A Mysterious And Intimidating Form Or, If We Have Been Taught, We Remember Uncomfortable Silence When An English Teacher Invited The Class To Respond To A Poem In The Ode Less Travelled, Fry Sets Out To Correct This Problem By Giving Aspiring Poets The Tools And Confidence They Need To Write Poetry For PleasureFry Is A Wonderfully Engaging Teacher And Writer Of Poetry Himself, And He Explains The Various Elements Of Poetry In Simple Terms, Without Condescension His Enjoyable Exercises And Witty Insights Introduce The Concepts Of Metre, Rhyme, Form, Diction, And Poetics Aspiring Poets Will Learn To Write A Sonnet, On Ode, A Villanelle, A Ballad, And A Haiku, Among Others Along The Way, He Introduces Us To Poets We Ve Heard Of, But Never Read The Ode Less Travelled Is A Lively Celebration Of Poetry That Makes Even The Most Reluctant Reader Want To Pick Up A Pencil And Give It A Try BACKCOVER Advanced Praise Delightfully Erudite, Charming And Soundly Pedagogical Guide To Poetic Form Fry Has Created An Invaluable And Highly Enjoyable Reference Book Publishers Weekly A Smart, Sane And Entertaining Return To The Basics If You Like Fry S Comic Manner This Book Has A Lot Of Charm People Entirely Fresh To The Subject Could Do Worse Than Stick With His Cheerful Leadership The Telegraph UK Intelligent And Informative, A Worthy Enterprise Well Executed Observer UK If You Learn How To Write A Sonnet, And Fry Shows You How, You May Or May Not Make A Poem But You Will Unlock The Stored Wisdom Of The Form Itself Grey Gowrie, The Spectator UK Intelligent And Informative, A Worthy Enterprise Well Executed Observer UK

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Ode Less Travelled
  • Stephen Fry
  • English
  • 01 July 2017
  • 1592402488

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  1. says:

    review will not be impartial, because I love Stephen Fry I want to marry his brain If he published his grocery list, I would buy it I suspect I would enjoy it as well Anyway, The Ode Less Travelled is a guide to writing poetry Not necessarily good poetry, but poetry all the same Do you know what an iambic pentameter is Not if you were educated in a state school any time after the sixties, I ll bet I first came across the term at university, and managed to bluff my way through all those review will not be impartial, because I love Stephen Fry I want to marry his brain If he published his grocery list, I would buy it I suspect I would enjoy it as well Anyway, The Ode Less Travelled is a guide to writing poetry Not necessarily good poetry, but poetry all the same Do you know what an iambic pentameter is Not if you were educated in a state school any time after the sixties, I ll bet I first came across the term at university, and managed to bluff my way through all those weird little dashes we had to put above words I didn t really know what I was doing, and was really glad when we moved onto novels.Stephen Fry to the rescue with a very radical idea anybody can write poetry, once they learn the basics.This is a fun book It will not make a poet out of me, but it has already made reading poetryenjoyable I feel like I can now spot the tricks of the trade Samuel Taylor Coleridge defined prose a...


  2. says:

    It s not you Fry it s me.I have always had the desire to love poetry I ve always felt like it was within my grasp but never quite there If I m honest after reading the reviews, I was hoping Fry was going to convince me, have some secret this book that finally made me get it.In retrospect this was naive, I m never going to love poetry as much as I want to I might still try writing a little, but if I m honest, Fry has turned me away rather than pushing me towards doing so.The level of technical It s not you Fry it s me.I have always had the desire to love poetry I ve always felt like it was within my grasp but never quite there If I m honest after reading the reviews, I was hoping Fry was going to convince me, have some secret this book that finally made me get it.In retrospect this was naive, I m never going to love poetry ...


  3. says:

    The only and I do mean the only negative thing I can say about this book is that Stephen Fry has taken the run on sentence to pathological levels The occasional grammatical slip up hardly warrants notice, but I swear that throughout all 327 pages of this book, there was at least one run on sentence per page Someone preferably his editor needs to pull him aside and introduce him to semi colons.Other than that editing issue, this book was buckets of fun and superbly useful for anyone wh The only and I do mean the only negative thing I can say about this book is that Stephen Fry has taken the run on sentence to pathological levels The occasional grammatical slip up hardly warrants notice, but I swear that throughout all 327 pages of this book, there was at least one run on sentence per page Someone preferably his editor needs to pull him aside and introduce him to semi colons.Other than that editing issue, this book was buckets of fun and superbly ...


  4. says:

    This is the book by Stephen Fry which is intended to help the reader to start writing poems In my case, I wanted to understand better how the poetry in English actually works I love poetry But I can count on the fingers of the one hand how many English poets I actually enjoy reading So I wanted to find out a bitabout the poetic tradition in English And, I think, this book has actually helped a bit.It is a humorous, charming introduction into the formal prosody talking about metre, rhy This is the book by Stephen Fry which is intended to help the reader to start writing poems In my case, I wanted to understand better how the poetry in English actually works I love poetry But I can count on the fingers of the one hand how many English poets I actually enjoy reading So I wanted to find out a bitabout the poetic tradition in English A...


  5. says:

    Fry cleverly drags out the reading of this book by forcing the reader to take a vow to read all the poems aloud and to do all the exercises in the book I did well until I came to the next to last chapter of the book, a chapter on forms I admit it I didn t do any of the exercises on writing pantoums and ballads ...


  6. says:

    The first few chapters are great The author is just as entertaining, witty, and charming as you would imagine The use of the iambic pentameter is set out clearly and concisely This section got me writing, and made me realize I had overlooked the brilliance of Wilfred Owen The rest I could have done without.If you like this now, go and read an anthology of 100 best poems preferably including something rousing by Kipling.If you are made of firmer stuff, try the poetry foundation online They The first few chapters are great The author is just as entertaining, witty...


  7. says:

    Not, perhaps, quite so detailed as I would have liked However, it is written with all the wit, clarity and charming ness that one has come to expect of Mr Fry And it is beautifully presented I particularly appreciated the use of a table to show the way in which a poem worked, its rhyme scheme foldi...


  8. says:

    I learned so much from this book, so entertainingly presentedIt was one of those books, like Nine Gates by Jane Hirshfield, that I could have turned around and just started reading again, immediately except, in the case of Nine Gates, my friend Tony, coffee shop owner and dead ringer for Jimmy Stewart, had already, seeing me reading it in his restaurant, asked to borrow it.Stephen Fry is surprisingly, to me for no good reason extremely literate and well educated Not only can he expla I learned so much from this book, so entertainingly presentedIt was one of those books, like Nine Gates by Jane Hirshfield, that I could h...


  9. says:

    The book on prosody I did not realise I needed In the land of free verse, what weight does form hold I liked his lines on how nobody would give someone a piano and ask them to express themselves by hitting random ke...


  10. says:

    If you write poetry for pleasure this book is easy to read and will suffice Do not take it as gospel as the theory is patchy and in some cases incorrect Not a good book for students Except for the odd humorous quote There are better books out there

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