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Painless Poetry (Barron's Painless)by Mary Elizabeth
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Kids who are convinced that they hate poetry or think it's dull and difficult, are likely to change their opinions when they open this book. Using examples that range from exciting, well-told stories that grip the imagination to song lyrics and slam poetry, the author shows that there is more to poetry than many imagine. This revised and updated edition guides middle school and high school students through poetry created for many purposes and written in many forms, and offers insights, guidelines, and techniques to enable students to read and evaluate poems, as well as to write original poetry. Titles in Barron's Painless series cover a wide range of subjects taught in middle school and high school, presenting each subject in a student-friendly format, and demonstrating that learning can be exciting and mind-expanding.
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If you're convinced that you hate poetry, or if you think poems are dull and difficult, you're likely to change your opinion when you open this book. The author explains many different ways of writing poems, and presents examples that show how poetry includes exciting stories that grip your imagination, the lyrics of your favorite songs, and many other forms of verbal expression that are recognized as poetry. You'll learn fascinating ways to read and evaluate many different kinds of poems, and you'll also discover the pleasure of writing original poems of your own. But most important of all, you'll discover that far from being dull and difficult, poetry is fun!
For Middle School and High School Students
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