Carl Dennis: Poetry As Persuasion (The Life of Poetry)

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Discrimination and inclusiveness as essential in creating a compelling speaker This emphasis on character leads to fresh discussions of point of view irony myth and genre Each subject is developed through careful readings of a wide variety of poet.

Focusing on the relation of the poet to the reader Carl Dennis proposes that poems are acts of persuasion and that the strength of a poem's speaker is the key to winning the reader's sympathetic attention Dennis identifies the alities of passion.

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S from Whitman and Dickinson to contemporaries Lucidly written Poetry as Persuasion offers both inspiration and important advice for practicing poets and at the same time provides anyone with an interest in poetry a fresh nderstanding of its appe.