Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times
Staying Alive includes many of the great modern love poems and elegies, but it also shows the power of poetry in celebrating the ordinary miracle, taking you on a journey around many of the different aspects of everyday life explored in poems.
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But if you write traditional rhyming verse, you also have to follow a rhythmical
pattern, the metre. The metre dictates not just the number of syllables in a line but
also which of those syllables should be stressed. The most common metres in ...
Accentual verse: See metre. Alcaic strophe: Four-line Greek stanza of the aeolic
type used by the Latin poet Horace, and in English poetry by Clough and
Swinburne. Lines 1 and 2 ('Greater Alcaic') contain 11 syllables, line 3 contains 9
Metre: Regular or schematised rhythm. The four main kinds of metre are stress
metre, syllabics, quantitative metre (these three are all separately glossed), and
accentual or syllabic stress, the most commonly used measurement in English ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing
If anyone ever reviews the poems inside an anthology you should disregard it completely. I discovered my favourite poem within these pages, yet the entire collection was not to my taste. That is poetry. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - bezoar44 - LibraryThing
This anthology of modern poetry is both a curious exercise in marketing (the close-up photo on the cover has nothing to do with any of the poems, but presumably makes the book more accessible for ... Volledige review lezen
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