Writing About Books
By Mark Flanagan, About.com Guide
Do you know your epigrams from your epithets? Paradox from parody? Can you give an example of irony? This is your literary lexicon.
What is Poetry?
Poetry is a lot of things to a lot of people. The Oddysey has been called the greatest story ever told; during the English Renaissance, dramatic poets like Milton and Shakespeare gave us enough to fill textbooks, lecture halls, and universities. Poems from the romantic period include Goethe's Faust, Coleridge's Kubla Khan and John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn...
Books for Writers
Reading any good books will help your writing, but these books for writers are written specifically to help you hone your craft.
- 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' by Lynne Truss
- 'Maps and Legends' by Michael Chabon
- 'On Writing' by Stephen King
- 'The Elements of Style Illustrated' by Strunk and White, illus. by Maira Kalman