Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns

bk-STRUCTUREBy Michael Theune 243 pp.

Grades: high school, university
$19.95 paperback

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

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ISBN 978-0-915924-27-1