The Practice of Poetry - Part Three. Who's Talking and Why? The Self and Its Subjects. Section A: Aspects of Voice Summary & Analysis

Robin Behn
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Part Three. Who's Talking and Why? The Self and Its Subjects. Section A: Aspects of Voice Summary and Analysis

At Halloween, children wear masks and costumes and for a time, become the scary monster or princes. Adults at a costume party are given a kind of "permission" to relax and be someone else when they don clothes or disguises in which they would never otherwise be seen in public. The exercises in this section give writers a similar permission to try on roles and personas, and thus extend themselves into new emotional and creative territory.

"Section A, Aspects of voice", has eight poetry exercises to help students write with a "voice," which is something like individual personality. The exercise includes some role-playing based on the figures in an early Renaissance...

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