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What Is Poetry?
From the Book of job Hast thou given the horse strength
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A. E. Housman accented syllable alliteration allusion anapestic beauty bird choice connotations consonant sounds dark dead death e. e. cummings Edwin Arlington Robinson Emily Dickinson emotional example experience Explain eyes feet figurative term figure of speech foot green hand hear heard heart human iambic iambs imagery irony killed kind language light literal term look lovers meaning metaphor metonymy metrical foot metrical line containing metrical pattern moon mouse never night onomatopoetic paradox pause poem poet poet's poetic poetry prose QUESTIONS reader reading 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 things thou tone trees Trochee unaccented syllables verse Vocabulary voice vowel W. H. Auden William wind wood words