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Title:
The intimate art of writing poetry
Author:
Riccio, Ottone, 1921-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1980]

©1980
Physical Description:
xxi, 297 pages ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780134768465

9780134768380
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Comedian-Written & Pastor-Approved!With the "Divine Comedy" in Scripture, such as Elijah's sarcastic insults to the prophets of Baal and the slapstick absurdity of David faking insanity, as well as Dean Burkey's comedic commentary, readers should enjoy laughter of biblical proportions. And not just any kind of laughter. Holy Laughter! Which makes this the perfect book for anyone, because everyone needs to laugh. Especially those who don't think they need to laugh. They need to laugh the most! Finding humor in every book of the Bible, this book answers such intriguing questions as: * Which book of the Bible is like a textbook on how to write a great comedy? * What's so funny about a handkerchief? And more importantly: * What makes a great gift for birthdays, confirmation, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, anytime? Also includes lots of funny headings and one-liners, an insightful inspection of the Resurrection of Christ: "For Sale: One Tomb, Slightly Used", "The Ultimate Movie Trailer!", clever character sketches of Simon Peter, Pontius Pilate, and more!Play "The Crosscheck Cookie Game!" Whenever you find a wordplay with the word cross in Holy Laughter! Humor in the Bible: Eat a cookie.... Or to be more fun: Eat a hot cross bun.... Or to be healthy, eat a carrot.


Summary

Comedian-Written & Pastor-Approved!With the "Divine Comedy" in Scripture, such as Elijah's sarcastic insults to the prophets of Baal and the slapstick absurdity of David faking insanity, as well as Dean Burkey's comedic commentary, readers should enjoy laughter of biblical proportions. And not just any kind of laughter. Holy Laughter! Which makes this the perfect book for anyone, because everyone needs to laugh. Especially those who don't think they need to laugh. They need to laugh the most! Finding humor in every book of the Bible, this book answers such intriguing questions as: * Which book of the Bible is like a textbook on how to write a great comedy? * What's so funny about a handkerchief? And more importantly: * What makes a great gift for birthdays, confirmation, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, anytime? Also includes lots of funny headings and one-liners, an insightful inspection of the Resurrection of Christ: "For Sale: One Tomb, Slightly Used", "The Ultimate Movie Trailer!", clever character sketches of Simon Peter, Pontius Pilate, and more!Play "The Crosscheck Cookie Game!" Whenever you find a wordplay with the word cross in Holy Laughter! Humor in the Bible: Eat a cookie.... Or to be more fun: Eat a hot cross bun.... Or to be healthy, eat a carrot.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Riccio devotes much of his treatment to a discussion of poetry types (lyric, epic, narrative), forms of verse (traditional, free, concrete), and rhythm before going into the specifics of writing poetry. (Ja 1 81)


Booklist Review

Riccio devotes much of his treatment to a discussion of poetry types (lyric, epic, narrative), forms of verse (traditional, free, concrete), and rhythm before going into the specifics of writing poetry. (Ja 1 81)


Table of Contents

Stephen MinotStephen Minot
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Being
1. The Engagementp. 3
Body and Soul
2. Brain and Heartp. 15
3. Physiognomyp. 27
4. Bone and Musclep. 62
5. The Nervous System and the Middle Earp. 133
6. The Voicep. 155
7. Life Signsp. 175
Expression
8. The Consummationp. 209
9. The Nurturingp. 226
10. The Weaningp. 240
Appendix Ip. 265
Appendix IIp. 274
Appendix III The Workshop Connectionp. 278
Indexp. 283
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Being
1. The Engagementp. 3
Body and Soul
2. Brain and Heartp. 15
3. Physiognomyp. 27
4. Bone and Musclep. 62
5. The Nervous System and the Middle Earp. 133
6. The Voicep. 155
7. Life Signsp. 175
Expression
8. The Consummationp. 209
9. The Nurturingp. 226
10. The Weaningp. 240
Appendix Ip. 265
Appendix IIp. 274
Appendix III The Workshop Connectionp. 278
Indexp. 283

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