Tap Dancing on the Roof

Tap Dancing on the Roof : Sijo (Poems)

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A sijo, a traditional Korean verse form, has a fixed number of stressed syllables and a humorous or ironic twist at the end. Like haiku, sijo are brief and accessible, and the witty last line winds up each poem with a surprise. The verses in this book illuminate funny, unexpected, amazing aspects of the everyday--of breakfast, thunder and lightning, houseplants, tennis, freshly laundered socks. Carefully crafted and deceptively simple, Linda Sue Park's sijo are a pleasure to read and an irresistible invitation to experiment with an unfamiliar poetic form. Istvan Banyai's irrepressibly giddy and sophisticated illustrations add a one-of-a-kind luster to a book that is truly a gem.

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  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 193.04 x 195.58 x 10.16mm | 317.51g
  • New York, NYUnited States
  • English
  • None.
  • 0618234837
  • 9780618234837
  • 969,336

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Park wants readers to try sijo for themselves, and in an extensive author's note she offers history, advice and encouagement.

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