Tuesday, January 31, 2012


  Lately I have been pondering the nature of death, what it really is. Is it closing your eyes one last time never to wake up? Or is it some......

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


  This article expands upon two related articles, " Discovering the Iamb and the Trochee " and " Discovering the Anapaest an......
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Saturday, January 21, 2012


  This article expands on the article " Discovering the Iamb and the Trochee ".   Overview   The anapaest (‘an uh ,pest) an......
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Thursday, January 19, 2012


  Overview   It seems to me that most poets today do not appreciate the power of meter in poetry, specifically the iamb and the trochee ......
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012


  Information about the villanelle is abundant. Two good sources are The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics , published by Pr......
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Sunday, January 8, 2012


  The terzanelle, invented by Lewis Turco in 1965, is a poetic form that combines the terza rima’s end-line rhyme scheme with the villanell......
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  The ghazal is not native to English or western cultures. It was originally a Persian form of panegyric poetry called qasida , which itsel......
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