A Kick In The Head: An Everyday Guide To Poetic Forms

Compiled byPaul B. JaneczkoIllustratorChris Raschka

March 3, 2005|
A Kick In The Head: An Everyday Guide To Poetic Forms by Paul B. Janeczko
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From the simplest couplet to the mind-boggling pantoum, the award-winning team behind A Poke in the I shows us the many fascinating ways poetic forms take shape.

Please
Open this book for something
Extraordinary.
Twenty-nine different poetic forms await you
Inside these pages. How many
Can you master?

From sonnets to double dactyls,
Odes to limericks—
Raschka and Janeczko (and a frisky mule)
Make learning the rules of poetry
So much fun!

In this splendid and playful volume, acclaimed poetry anthologist Paul B. Janeczko and Caldecott Honor illustrator Chris Raschka present lively examples of twenty-nine poetic forms, demonstrating not only the (sometimes bendable) rules of poetry, but also the spirit that brings these forms so wonderfully to life. Featuring formal poems, some familiar and some never before published, from the likes of Eleanor Farjeon (aubade), X. J. Kennedy (elegy), Ogden Nash (couplet), Liz Rosenberg (pantoum), and William Shakespeare, the sonnet king himself, A Kick in the Head perfectly illustrates Robert Frost''s maxim that poetry without rules is like a tennis match without a net. Back matter includes notes on poetic forms.
Paul B. Janeczko (1945–2019) was a poet and teacher who edited numerous award-winning poetry anthologies for young people, including A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, A Foot in the Mouth, and The Death of the Hat, all of which were illustrated by Chris Raschka; Firefly July, illustrated by Me...
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Title:A Kick In The Head: An Everyday Guide To Poetic Forms
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:64 pages, 10.19 X 10.34 X 0.44 in
Shipping dimensions:64 pages, 10.19 X 10.34 X 0.44 in
Published:March 3, 2005
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780763606626

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