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Educational and Entertaining :-),
This review is from: The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within (Hardcover)
This book reminds me very much of Bill Bryson's "A Short History Of Nearly Everything".
It is both educational and entertaining, making for a highly enjoyable read...and if you also actively participate by doing the exercises, you will find yourself learning more about poetry than you would have thought possible.
It is a crushing shame that poetry is not taught this way in schools, because (as Fry has clearly demonstrated) there is absolutely no need for it to seem so dull and unfathomable.
I would highly recommend this book for anyone who would like to learn more about poetry and dispel the fog of ignorance that surrounds this subject.
All that remains is to thank the author for taking the time to share his knowledge on such a neglected and misunderstood subject - well done Stephen! :-)