Levities: Witticisms and Absurdities in Verse, Second Edition Levities: Witticisms and Absurdities in Verse, Second Edition
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Levities: Witticisms and Absurdities in Verse, Second Edition

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Publisher Description

They say poetry doesn't have to rhyme — but it can. And it can do a lot more, as well. Shaped by the author's love of patterns, informed by his expertise in linguistics, and built on his offbeat sense of humor, this volume is a collection of humorous formal poems. Hilarious and perplexing, the poems in this collection showcase the power of meter, rhyme, alliteration, assonance, dialect combination, and other methods of form manipulation to help the world laugh at its own absurdity.

This volume is part of the author's Levities and Gravities project, which demonstrates the value of linguistic form in poetry and highlights poetry's ability to evoke any emotion, whether light or heavy. This volume contains "levities," or humorous poems, but the associated volume, Gravities, presents serious poems. This second edition contains additional poems not included in the first edition, new author's notes, and an essay on the possibilities available in poetry.

Benjamin Cannicott Shavitz is a writer and linguistics scholar whose studies in language have led him to a great enthusiasm for formal poetry. His writing is influenced by his love of language, interest in technical structure, wild imagination, and broad knowledge base.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
June 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
73
Pages
PUBLISHER
Benjamin Cannicott Shavitz
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
275
KB

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