Tap Dancing on the Roof

Tap Dancing on the Roof

Sijo (poems)

Book - 2007
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A sijo, a traditional Korean verse form, has a fixed number of stressed syllables and a humorous or ironic twist at the end. Like haiku, sijo are brief and accessible, and the witty last line winds up each poem with a surprise. The verses in this book illuminate funny, unexpected, amazing aspects of the everyday--of breakfast, thunder and lightning, houseplants, tennis, freshly laundered socks. Carefully crafted and deceptively simple, Linda Sue Park's sijo are a pleasure to read and an irresistible invitation to experiment with an unfamiliar poetic form. Istvan Banyai's irrepressibly giddy and sophisticated illustrations add a one-of-a-kind luster to a book that is truly a gem.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2007.
ISBN: 9780618234837
0618234837
Branch Call Number: j 811.54 PARK L
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Banyai, Istvan

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