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A Man Who Has Come Through Shakespeare s 29th sonnet When in disgrace with fortune and men s eyes and Philip Larkin s The Trees and Cut Grass Discussions of syntax like discussions of meter can be difficult to follow because the terminology tends toward the technical participial phrases appositives parataxis hypotaxis even though anyone reading a poem can feel the difference between one phraseology and another It rains every day vs Every day it rains For that reason The Art of Syntax is sometimes difficult and reuires a fair amount of flipping back and forth to reread a poem in its entirety with an eye on described effects and to reread earlier examples I do recommend taking the time to do this not only does it yield a stronger understanding of the terminology but also it deepens an appreciation for the poems Voigt references an appreciation extendable to any poem though especiall I like this series and think a lot about syntax in my own work so was hopefulBut noFirst I was dismayed at her lack of inclusion of female poets I think Bishop is the only one Which is funny because Bishop once refused to be in an anthology that was otherwise all male and she fought against tokenism in similar waysSecond the book begins with this is almost a caricature talking about Chomsy and Piaget Chomsky and Piaget If you want to uote them in a book about syntax fine But this is a poetry book an ART OF book not a deep language theory course And for od s sake if you want anybody to mak. Shop Frost Kunitz Lawrence and others Voigt examines the signature musical scoring writers deploy to orchestrate meaning This structure this architecture is the essential.

So far I have really enjoyed the art of series This one is highly academic and dense With fascinating detailed analysis of several poems that show what is really One Wish (Thunder Point, going with the language Voigt comes very close to answering the uestion I sometimeset from my students I can tell that it s La santa anoressia. Digiuno e misticismo dal Medioevo a oggi good but WHY is itood To anyone reading this it is not a very practical entry in the art of series in terms of coming away with ooh I m Remembering and Repeating going to try this in my writing rather it is an extremely effective model of what we can learn with exacting attention to all the elements of syntax For fun here is a random uote Both sentences are unusual In the first the casual fundament it s is a fulcrum between the introductory restrictive clause if we and the compound nominative which contains two additional subordinate clauses one extended and one compressed If you are ready to read about poetry on that level then The art of syntax is for you In The Art of Syntax Ellen Bryant Voigt does not insist that poets study syntax and deliberately organize their poems around a consideration of sentence structure She does argue however that syntax is as important as lineation and meter in driving the pace and mood of a poem Sheoes into elaborate detail mapping sentences and scrutinizing patterns of sonic and structural repetition to show how various effects are achieved in a select handful of poems including to name the first poems she examines Stanley Kunitz s King of the River D H Lawrence s Song of. With intelligence and precision Ellen Bryant Voigt parses out the deft and alluring shape of poetic language in The Art of Syntax Through brilliant readings of poems by Bi.

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E it past the first few pages don t open with your driest material But the biggest issue I have with this book is that while she s all about parsing the syntax of poetry it never seems to be to any end Like she doesn t say and doing the predicate this way makes for a suspenseful poem because It s just here s how the predicate is done The discussion feels lifeless to me devoid of pathos and I can t imagine anyone being a better poet for having read this book A very technical book at least from a non poets point of view on syntax in poetry As a writer of prose and not poetry I felt out of my depth for much of the book but also felt that some elements were seating themselves in my brain and will likely help me improve my writing If you are deeply into polishing your prose you could do a lot worse than reading this book and Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story gaining a cursory understanding of poetry I hope to find aood book that covers the technical basics of poetry read that and return to Ellen Voigt s excellent Syntax She did Mona Lisa generously include alossary in the back of her book which I would have been lost without But if you re expecting a uick and easy read about writing better sentences and you know nothing about poetry Syntax is not what you want To ain mastery of prose though I think you ll eventually need a facility with all the elements Syntax covers It s an excellent book for a particular audience If you think you might be in that audience I highly recommend the book Read it twice I intend to. Drama of the poem's composition she argues The Art of Syntax is an indispensable book on the writer's craft by one of America's best and most influential poets and teacher.