The Ode Less Travelled

The Ode Less Travelled Read The Ode Less Travelled By Stephen Fry Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The Ode Less Travelled Unlocking The Poet Within Is A Book By Author, Actor, Comedian And Director Stephen Fry About Writing Poetry Fry Covers Metre, Rhyme, Many Common And Arcane Poetic Forms, And Offers Poetry Exercises, Contrasting Modern And Classic Poets. review will not be impartial, because I love Stephen Fry I want to marry his brain If he published his grocery list, I would buy it I suspect I would enjoy it as well Anyway, The Ode Less Travelled is a guide to writing poetry Not necessarily good poetry, but poetry all the same Do you know what an iambic pentameter is Not if you were educated in a state school any time after the sixties, I ll bet I first came across the term at university, and managed to bluff my way through all those review will not be impartial, because I love Stephen Fry I want to marry his brain If he published his grocery list, I would buy it I suspect I would enjoy it as well Anyway, The Ode Less Travelled is a guide to writing poetry Not necessarily good poetry, but poetry all the same Do you know what an iambic pentameter is Not if you were educated in a state school any time after the sixties, I ll bet I first came across the term at university, and managed to bluff my way through all those weird little dashes we had to put above words I didn t really know what I was doing, and was really glad when
It s not you Fry it s me.I have always had the desire to love poetry I ve always felt like it was within my grasp but never quite there If I m honest after reading the reviews, I was hoping Fry was going to convince me, have some secret this book that finally made me get it.In retrospect this was naive, I m never going to love poetry as much as I want to I might still try writing a little, but if I m honest, Fry has turned me away rather than pushing me towards doing so.The level of technical It s not you Fry it s me.I have always had the desire to love poetry I ve always felt like it was within my grasp but never quite there If I m honest after reading the r
The only and I do mean the only negative thing I can say about this book is that Stephen Fry has taken the run on sentence to pathological levels The occasional grammatical slip up hardly warrants notice, but I swear that throughout all 327 pages of this book, there was at least one run on sentence per page Someone preferably his editor needs to pull him aside and introduce him to semi colons.Other than that editing issue, this book was buckets of fun and superbly useful for anyone wh The only and I do mean the only negative thing I can say about this book is that Stephen
This is the book by Stephen Fry which is intended to help the reader to start writing poems In my case, I wanted to understand better how the poetry in English actually works I love poetry But I can count on the fingers of the one hand how many English poets I actually enjoy reading So I wanted to find out a bitabout the poetic tradition in English And, I think, this book has actually helped a bit.It is a humorous, charming introduction into the formal prosody talking about metre, rhy This is
Fry cleverly drags out the reading of this book by forcing the reader to take a vow to read all the poems aloud and to do all the exercises in the book I did well until I came to the next to last chapter of the book, a chapter on forms I admit it I didn t do any of the exercises on writing pantoums and ballads and haiku I fully intend to go back and do these at my leisure, but I felt a strong need to go ahead and finish the blooming book It does count, right I don t think we have any requi Fry cleverly drags out the reading of this book by forcing the reader to take a vow to read all the poems aloud and to do all the exercise
The first few chapters are great The author is just as entertaining, witty, and charming as you would imagine The use of the iambic pentameter is set out clearly and concisely This section got me writing, and made me realize I had overlooked the brilliance of Wilfred Owen The rest I could have done without.If you like this now, go and read an anthology of 100 best poems preferably including something rousing by Kipling.If you are made of firmer stuff, try the poetry foundation online They The first few chapters are great The author is just as entertaining, witty
Not, perhaps, quite so detailed as I would have liked However, it is written with all the wit, clarity and charming ness that one has come to expect of Mr Fry And it is beautifully presented I particularly appreciated the use of
I learned so much from this book, so entertainingly presentedIt was one of those books, like Nine Gates by Jane Hirshfield, that I could have turned around and just started reading again, immediately except, in the case of Nine Gates, my friend Tony, coffee shop owner and dead ringer for Jimmy Stewart, had already, seeing me reading it in his restaurant, asked to borrow it.Stephen Fry is surprisingly, to me for no good reason extremely literate and well educated Not only can he expla I learned so much from this book, so entertainingly presentedIt was one of those books, like Nine Gates by Jane Hirshfield, that I could have turned around and just started reading again, immediately except, in the case of Nine Gates, my friend Tony, coffee shop owner and dead ringer for Jimmy Stewart, had already, seeing me reading it in his restaurant, asked to borrow it.Stephen Fry is surprising
The book on prosody I did not realise I needed In the land of free verse, what weight does form hold I liked his lines on how nobody would give someone a piano and ask them to express themselves by hitting random k
If you write poetry for pleasure this book is easy to read and will suffice Do not take it as gospel as the theory is patchy and in some cases incorrect Not a good book for students Except for the odd humorous quote There are better books out there

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  • Paperback
  • 357 pages
  • The Ode Less Travelled
  • Stephen Fry
  • English
  • 26 March 2018
  • 1592403115