This introduction to poetry emphasizes that poetry demands a whole-brain appreciation.
Among featured topics in this volume are:
Sound in language
Rhyme, end rhyme, rhyme scheme, internal rhyme, eye rhyme.
Meter: the foot, iamb, trochee, anapest, dactyl.
Stanza: sonnet, quatrain, couplet, ballad.
Poetic techniques: simile and metaphor.
Poets quoted include: Emily Dickinson, Robert Burns; William Shakespeare; Thomas Hardy, John Keats, William Wordsworth, Ralph Waldo Emerson.