How Poems Get Made, Paperback / softback Book


Each of the twelve chapters of How Poems Get Made examines a specific aspect of the poetic medium: diction, syntax, rhythm, echo, figure, repetition and more.

Acclaimed poet and critic James Longenbach shows how a poet may manipulate these most basic elements of diction and syntax to create voice, image, tone or song, and bring a poem to life.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
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  • Category: Writing & editing guides
  • ISBN: 9780393355208



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