By Stephen Fry
Comedian and actor Stephen Fry?s witty and functional consultant, now in paperback, offers the aspiring poet or pupil the instruments and self belief to write down and comprehend poetry.
Stephen Fry believes that if you will communicate and browse English, possible write poetry. In The Ode much less Travelled, he invitations readers to find the delights of writing poetry for excitement and gives the instruments and self belief to start. via relaxing workouts, witty insights, and straightforward step by step suggestion, Fry introduces the ideas of Metre, Rhyme, shape, Diction, and Poetics.
so much people have by no means been taught to learn or write poetry, and so it will probably appear mysterious and intimidating. yet Fry, a perfectly powerfuble, attractive instructor and a author of poetry himself, units out to right this challenge via explaining some of the parts of poetry merely, with no condescension. Fry?s approach works, and his enthusiasm is contagious as he explores assorted types 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 is not only the survey direction you by no means took in collage, it?s a full of life get together of poetry that makes even the main reluctant reader are looking to decide up a pencil and provides it a test.