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What Is Poetry?
From the Book of Job Hast thou given the horse strength
Mari Evans When in Rome
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A. E. Housman accented syllables alliteration allusion anapestic beauty bird College connotations consonant sounds dark dead death e. e. cummings Edwin Arlington Robinson effect Emily Dickinson emotional example experience Explain eyes feel feet figure of speech flower foot hand hear heart human iambic iambs imagery irony killed kind language light lines literal lives look lovers meaning metaphor meter metonymy metrical foot metrical pattern mither moon never night onomatopoetic paradox pause poem poet poet's poetic poetry prose QUESTIONS reader repetition Reprinted by permission rhythm rime scheme Robert Frost rose scansion sense Shakespeare sing sleep song sonnet soul speaker spondee stanza star suggest sweet symbol tell thee there's things thou thought tone tree trochee unaccented syllables verse Vocabulary voice vowel W. H. Auden William wind wood words