Sunday, February 12, 2012

Some poetry books from the library

from Writing Your Rhythm: Using Nature, Culture, Form and Myth by Diane Thiel
Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote the following with each line depicting the meter it describes:
Trochee trips from long to short;
From long to long in solemn sort
Slow Spondee stalks, strong foot, yet ill able
Ever to come up with Dactyl trisyllable
Iambics march from short to long;
With a leap and a bound the swift Anapests throng.

had to return the book at page 180. Will recheck it later. Same with
The Everything Writing Poetry Book: a practical guide to style, structure, form, and expression by Tina D. Eliopulos & Todd Scott Moffett that had a nice list of schemes of repetition to look up later: anaphora, epistrophe, epanalepsis, anadiplosis, antimetabole, chiasmus, polyptoton