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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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 formal English
verse are iambic (usually with alternating unstressed and stressed syllables),
such as ...
Accent: Intensity of emphasis placed on a syllable. In strict terms, accent refers to
emphasis demanded by the language and stress to metrical stress, as in a line of
poetry. See also foot. Accentual verse: See metre. Alcaic strophe: Four-line ...
Masculine rhyme: Rhyme on final, stressed syllable, as in the Yeats couplet
quoted above: 'start'/'heart'. Metaphor: Device implying a relationship between
two things which changes our apprehension of either or both. Metre: Regular or ...
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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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Vernon Scannell 35 Legs
Michael Longley 43 A Prayer
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