Secret Life of Poems

Secret Life of Poems : A Poetry Primer

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"The Secret Life of Poems" is a primer which offers a poem - or on occasion an excerpt - succeeding with commentary in which rhythm, form, metre and sources are the order of the day, not ethical commentary or descriptive paraphrase. This brief engagement with forty-seven poems is intended for students and readers of poetry, and seeks to explain how poetry works by bringing into view the hidden order of specific poems.
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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 28mm | 381.02g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0571226345
  • 9780571226344
  • 488,774

About Tom Paulin

Tom Paulin was born in Leeds in 1949 and is well-known for his appearances on the BBC's Late Review. He has published seven collections of poetry as well as a Selected Poems 1972-1990, two major anthologies and critical works, including The Day-Star of Liberty: William Hazlitt's Radical Style.
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