The Grammar of PoetryImitation in Writing Series
"Grammar of Poetry is a masterpiece of enjoyable reading and enriching information."
-- Andrew Pudewa
Director, Institute for Excellence in Writing
This is the ideal introductory text for students and teachers discovering the art of poetry. As a "grammar," it teaches the fundamentals of poetry from scansion and rhyme to more advanced concepts like spatial poetry and synecdoche. Using the classical methodology of imitation (advocated by educators like Quintilian and Benjamin Franklin), this text makes students become active participants as they learn the craft of writing poems. It also offers practical tips and helps, including how to use a rhyming dictionary, how great writers use figures of speech effectively, and even when to break the rules of poetry. Its goal is to show students how to capably interact not just with poems, but with language in any situation.
Developed and used at Logos School with great success, the thirty lessons in Grammar of Poetry contain instruction on ten powerful tropes, student activities for every chapter, riddles to solve, a glossary of terms, a list of over 150 quality poems to integrate, and real-life examples from Shakespeare to traditional tongue twisters. It is designed for a semester at the 6-9th grade level, but is perfectly appropriate for anyone with basic writing skills and the desire to learn poetry.
|Click here for the Grammar of Poetry errata sheet. Many thanks to our gracious students and teachers who have written in with corrections! |
For more resources, see the Grammar of Poetry Teacher's Edition and the Grammar of Poetry DVD course.
Author: Matt Whitling
Edition: 2nd (1st Edition Logos Press)
Format: Soft-cover textbook with perforated pages
Matt Whitling is the principal of Logos School and the author of the Imitation in Writing series. He is also a featured speaker at the Association of Classical Christian Schools Annual Conference and a member of the New Saint Andrews College Board. He and his wife Tora live in Moscow, Idaho and have seven children.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Grammar of poetry : student edition / Matt Whitling. -- 2nd ed.
p. cm. -- (Imitation in writing)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience: Grade: 7-8.
Previous ed.: 2000.
ISBN 978-1-59128-119-1 (alk. paper) -- ISBN 1-59128-119-9 (alk. paper)
1. Poetry--Authorship. 2. Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) 3.
Poetics. I. Title.