Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns

Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns

By 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 “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