By Stephen Fry
Comedian and actor Stephen Fry?s witty and functional consultant, now in paperback, supplies the aspiring poet or scholar the instruments and self assurance to put in writing and comprehend poetry.
Stephen Fry believes that if you'll communicate and browse English, you possibly can write poetry. In The Ode much less Travelled, he invitations readers to find the delights of writing poetry for excitement and offers the instruments and self assurance to start. via relaxing workouts, witty insights, and easy step by step recommendation, Fry introduces the recommendations of Metre, Rhyme, shape, Diction, and Poetics.
so much folks have by no means been taught to learn or write poetry, and so it may well look mysterious and intimidating. yet Fry, a superbly useful, enticing instructor and a author of poetry himself, units out to right this challenge by way of explaining some of the parts of poetry in basic terms, with out condescension. Fry?s procedure works, and his enthusiasm is contagious as he explores assorted varieties of poetry: the haiku, the ballad, the villanelle, and the sonnet, between many others. alongside the best way, he introduces us to poets we?ve heard of yet by no means learn. The Ode much less Travelled isn't just the survey direction you by no means took in university, it?s a full of life occasion of poetry that makes even the main reluctant reader are looking to choose up a pencil and provides it a test.