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Research for different forms terms and devices in the world of poetry. By Larry Powers.
This Book was created by Larry Powers (Kansaspoet).|
He passed away on November 23rd 2009.
He will be greatly missed as a mentor, writer and dear friend. This book is being kept in my Portfolio as a tribute to his writing.
Poetry is language used with intensity. It is not, as so many suppose, decorative speech. Poets tell us what our eyes, blurred with too much gawking, and our ears, dulled with too much chatter, miss around and within us. Poets use words to drag us into the depths of reality itself, not by reporting on how life is, but by pushing-pulling us into the middle of it. Poetry gets at the heart of existence. Far from being cosmetic language, it is intestinal. It is root language. Poetry doesn’t so much tell us something we never knew as bring into recognition what was latent or forgotten or overlooked
~~Eugene H. Peterson~~
It is my desire that, with this research, others will be inspired to wade out a bit deeper, away from the comfort of safe shores, and stir the waters of life with ‘intestinal’ poetry.
For a more concise listing of poetry forms, see my good friend Bianca’s Poetry Forms "Poetry Forms" .
For clarification, I want to explain that this is a research vehicle. It is not intended as a complete explanation of any form, term, style, or device of poetry. Each entry researches two things - for instance, "The Grossblank and Iambic Hexameter" covers a form and a meter. I learn the things I learn by researching and offer this book as a research tool for other poets. The provided links are an essential part of this research tool.
Thanks to Brenda for adopting this research tool.
#28. The Traditional and the Modern Sijo
ID #627373 entered on January 2, 2009 at 5:41am
#27. The value of reading poetry
ID #622736 entered on December 6, 2008 at 7:25am
#26. Push-pull Poetry
ID #619159 entered on November 18, 2008 at 6:06am
#25. The Cornish Sonnet
ID #605277 entered on September 3, 2008 at 8:01pm
#24. The Saraband Sonnet
ID #591892 entered on July 19, 2008 at 10:25am
#23. The Petrarchan Sonnet - the oldest sonnet form
ID #585576 entered on May 17, 2008 at 1:26pm
#22. The Spenserian Sonnet and Iambic Pentameter
ID #575277 entered on March 23, 2008 at 4:44pm
#21. The Revanche Poem
ID #570464 entered on April 21, 2008 at 8:17pm
#20. The Cloned-Line Form
ID #566154 entered on April 26, 2008 at 7:51am
#19. Free Verse
ID #565303 entered on February 3, 2008 at 4:21pm
#18. Minute Poetry - A practice in iambic meter
ID #558149 entered on March 8, 2008 at 6:30am
#17. Inversion - flipflopping the natural sentence order
ID #556958 entered on December 24, 2007 at 5:21pm
#16. Syllabic Meter
ID #556715 entered on December 23, 2007 at 5:42am
#15. Welsh Poetry
ID #546799 entered on November 4, 2007 at 8:10pm
#14. A Cascade Poem
ID #543022 entered on October 20, 2007 at 11:11am
#13. Choosing the Right Words for a Poem
ID #535307 entered on September 15, 2007 at 11:33am
#12. Poetic Limericks
ID #522778 entered on July 21, 2007 at 7:15pm
#11. The Swap Quatrain and Historical Research
ID #517155 entered on June 25, 2007 at 1:28am
#10. The CinqTroisDecaLa Rhyme and Syllabic Verse
ID #514109 entered on June 9, 2007 at 4:28pm
#9. The Sestina and the Envoi
ID #484171 entered on July 16, 2008 at 6:59am
#8. The Pleiadic and the Repetend (or Repeton)
ID #481500 entered on January 15, 2007 at 11:36am
#7. The Aubade and the Letter-Poem
ID #479446 entered on January 7, 2007 at 8:13am
#6. The Burn's Stanza and Enjambment
ID #477647 entered on December 30, 2006 at 10:58am
#5. The ZaniLa Rhyme and Internal Rhyming
ID #476809 entered on January 3, 2007 at 6:40pm
#4. The Alliterisen and Alliteration
ID #476286 entered on December 23, 2006 at 9:32am