09 July 2011

Stephen FRY - The Ode Less Travelled - unlocking the poet within

In four sections (varying numbers of chapters),
Fry steps you through the process of becoming au fait
with the jargon of formal prosidy
(noun: the art of versification)
acknowledging in his tongue-in-cheek fashion
that we may all be opsimaths
(pl noun: one who learns late in life).

Covering everything from
metre, form, structure and "poetics today",
including examples (classics or his own pieces),
his entertaining explanations are enlightening and memorable

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