Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns
By Michael Theune 243 pp.
Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns offers a road map for analyzing poetry through examination of poems’ structures, rather than their forms or genres. Michael Theune’s breakthrough concept encourages students, teachers, and writers to use structure as a tool to see the fundamental affinities between strikingly different kinds of poetry and radically different literary eras. Visit Michael Theune’s website at http://structureandsurprise.wordpress.com “A smart collection of takes on poetry’s most essential maneuvers.” —Billy Collins
“Michael Theune has come up with an ingenious way of thinking about poetry.” —Ed Hirsch