Bluffer's Guide to Poetry
A Paperback edition by Nick Yapp in English (Dec 20, 2018)
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Short Description: Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of poetry and verse (bluffers might be surprised to discover that there is a difference) from... Read more
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of poetry and verse (bluffers might be surprised to discover that there is a difference) from Bluffer's Guide to Poetry. Never again confuse an anapest with a distich, a panegyric with a polemical, or a haiku with someone clearing their throat. Bask in the admiration of your fellow soi-disant literati as you pronounce confidently on the comparative merits of a rhapsody and an elegy, or a dactyl with a spondee, and effortlessly learn how to hold your own when extolling the sublime gifts of possibly the greatest poet who has ever lived ? William Topaz McGonagall.
DO SAY: "Yes, I suppose it's about time I rediscovered (insert name here), although I'm afraid that I've always found him/her a little too deceptive. On the other hand he/she also has a tendency towards the tiresomely reductive. In the past my response to his/her work can only be described as lacklustre . . . but everybody deserves a second chance."
DON'T SAY: "There was a young lady from Bude/ Who went for a swim in the nude/ . . . ."
Bluffer's Guide to Poetry Paperback edition by Nick Yapp
- Nick Yapp
- Bluffer's Guides
- Haynes Publishing Group , J H Haynes & Co Ltd
- Publication date
- Dec 20, 2018
- Product dimensions
- 126 x 150 x 11mm