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  1. I have quite a few books on reading and writing poetry. I will share a list of them here. I hope others will also tell about the books they have found useful. Here I am with my Poetry for Dummies book ... ...and below is the list of books in my collection. They are all in English, and I will provide a rating for the degree of language difficulty for each book. If anyone has any questions about any of these books, please reply in this topic, or send me a pm. I will add to the list as I have time, and as my collection grows -- ****** Poetry for Dummies by John Timpane,
  2. Aleksandra

    What We Read?

    * Reading is the cognitive process of deriving meaning from written or printed text. It is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information and ideas. Effective readers use decoding skills (to translate printed text into the sounds of language), use morpheme, semantics, syntax and context cues to identify the meaning of unknown words, activate prior knowledge (schemata theory), use comprehension, and demonstrate fluency during reading. Although reading print text is now an important way for the general population to access information, this has not always b
  3. I recently contacted an expert on meter at a well-known internet poetry workshop with a few questions that I had. He answered my questions and recommended that I get a book which is unquestionably the best work on the subject of meter available today. In other words, it's a contemporary standard. The book is by Timothy Steele, a professor of English at California State University in Los Angeles, and it's called "All the Fun's in How You Say a Thing -- an Explanation of Meter and Versification." (Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio, 1999) None of my local Borders or Barnes and Noble stores
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