One of the most popular poetry forms, because of its brevity, is the haiku. Consisting of three lines, this form is broken down into the number of syllables per line: By the ancient pond  When a frog leaps into it  The sound of water  This poem by Matsuo Basho focuses on the external. […]
Hi guys! I wanted to explain one of poetry’s most common metered forms, ballad verse. It was very popular with music. Ballad verse is usually in in quatrains, meaning that each stanza is four line. The meter is a line of iambic tetrameter followed by a line of iambic trimeter (4 units, then 3). Let’s […]
In order for a poet to be successful at his craft, let us first consider the contemporary poet. Other than the obvious existence of spoken word poets, who use musicality and rhyme, poets of our era cannot be defined, except for the occasional Flarf poet. Why is this? Poets are exposed to a very broad […]
The primary feet used in poetry are: (NOTE: v = unaccented, ^ = accented) Iambic: v^ Anapestic: vv^ Trochaic: ^v Dactylic: ^vv The substitutive feet are: Spondaic: ^^ Pyrrhic: vv The different line lengths are: One foot: Monometer Two feet: Dimeter Three feet: Trimeter Four feet: Tetrameter Five feet: Pentameter Six feet: Hexameter Seven feet: Heptameter Eight feet: Octameter For example: v ^ […]
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