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The Technique of Verse
Some Roots of English Poetry
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A. E. Housman abstract accent alliteration American assonance ballade beauty become century climax composition couplet critics definition effect elements emotion employ English poetry English verse epigram Eternity example experience expression faults five-stress iambic four-stress free verse gypsy happier song hear heart heroic couplet Hillyer iambic line iambic pentameter identical rhyme Imagists irregularities language last line last stanza lilac Lonely Feet lyric main idea meaning melody merely metre metrical mind modern mood natural Note octave overtones pattern pause Petrarchan sonnet phrase Pindaric play poem poet poet's poetic prose quatrain reader rhyme scheme rhyme sounds rhythm Robert Bridges Robert Frost second stanza secondary development sestet Shakspere's Shaksperian sonnet sometimes song soul stanza stanza form Stanzaic stress suggest symbol technique thee thou thought three-part tion tradition two-syllable variations weak syllable westward Wheaton College words writing