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Kick In The Head : An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms
Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11 
61 p.  
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ISBN 9780763606626
Publisher Summary
Presents a selection of children's poetry which illustrates the different forms of poetry, including sonnet, couplet, ballad, elegy, and ode.

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.


Open this book for something


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.
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