Poem-Making by Myra Cohn Livingston
Ways to Begin Writing Poetry

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What makes a poem a poem? is it simply a matter of taking words and writing them out in verse form and making them rhyme? Or is it actually much more than that-the use of rules about meter, form, and rhyme to create a framework for the expression of special observations and ideas?

POEM-MAKING is a handbook of the mechanics of writing poetry. In a clear, understandable tone it introduces children to the different voices of poetry; types of rhyme and other elements of sound, rhythm, and metrics; and some of the most common forms of poetry.

Myra Cohn Livingston is a well known author, anthologist, poet, and teacher. She has used all her experiences in these fields to make POEM MAKING a useful, accessible, and unique guide for children to use in creating poems of their own.


About Myra Cohn Livingston

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Margot Tomes illustrated many books for children, including "What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?; Where was Patrick Henry" "on the 29th of May?; And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?; "and "Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?, "all written by Jean Fritz.
Published June 4, 1991 by HarperCollins. 176 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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