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Animal Assignment-Practice of Poetry p98

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98 THE PRACTICE OF POETRY human emotions. The animal is not a stand-in. The animal is itself. Look hard at your subject and render it in its strangeness, in its integrity, wholly animal. Try, initially, to go fifty lines. Connect descriptions, pieces of stories, and your own details of narrative. Work always with information your reader won't .already know and assume about
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Unformatted text preview: to rearranging the text, playing with se-quence, information. There are many wonderful animal poems for you to take a look at. Some of my contemporary favorites are Bishop's 'The Moose," "The Fish," and "At the Fishhouses." Lowell's "Skunk Hour," and Kinnell's "The Bear," "The Porcu-pine," and "St. Francis and the Sow."...
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