By Stephen Fry
Comedian and actor Stephen Fry?s witty and useful consultant, now in paperback, supplies the aspiring poet or scholar the instruments and self assurance to jot down and comprehend poetry.
Stephen Fry believes that if one could converse 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 offers the instruments and self assurance to start. via relaxing routines, witty insights, and easy step by step recommendation, Fry introduces the ideas of Metre, Rhyme, shape, Diction, and Poetics.
so much folks have by no means been taught to learn or write poetry, and so it will possibly look mysterious and intimidating. yet Fry, a superbly powerfuble, enticing instructor and a author of poetry himself, units out to right this challenge by way of explaining a number of the parts of poetry only, with no condescension. Fry?s process works, and his enthusiasm is contagious as he explores diversified 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 isn't just the survey direction you by no means took in university, it?s a full of life party of poetry that makes even the main reluctant reader are looking to decide up a pencil and provides it a try out.