By Stephen Fry
Comedian and actor Stephen Fry?s witty and sensible advisor, now in paperback, provides the aspiring poet or pupil the instruments and self belief to write down and comprehend poetry.
Stephen Fry believes that if possible converse and skim English, you may 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 stress-free routines, witty insights, and easy step by step recommendation, Fry introduces the ideas of Metre, Rhyme, shape, Diction, and Poetics.
such a lot folks have by no means been taught to learn or write poetry, and so it will possibly 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 a few of the parts of poetry purely, with out condescension. Fry?s process works, and his enthusiasm is contagious as he explores diversified varieties 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 isn't just the survey direction you by no means took in university, it?s a full of life get together of poetry that makes even the main reluctant reader are looking to choose up a pencil and provides it a attempt.