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A Kick In the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

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A Kick In the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms
by Paul Janeczko; illustrated by Chris Raschka

In this splendid and playful volume -- second of a trilogy -- an acclaimed creative team presents examples of twenty-nine poetic forms, demonstrating not only the (sometimes bendable) rules of poetry, but also the spirit that brings these forms to life. Featuring poems from the likes of Eleanor Farjeon (aubade), X. J. Kennedy (elegy), Ogden Nash (couplet), Liz Rosenberg (pantoum), and William Shakespeare, the sonnet king himself, A Kick in the Head perfectly illustrates Robert Frost’s maxim that poetry without rules is like a tennis match without a net.

"Readers will have the good fortune to experience poetry as art, game, joke, list, song, story, statement, question, memory. A primer like no other." -School Library Journal (starred review)


Interest:   3rd grade     4th grade     5th grade     6th grade     7th grade   

Reading Level:   Guided Reading Level W     DRA Level 60

Book Type:    chapter book

Related Lists:   poetry


condition:  This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!