Poetics and Poetry Discussion
Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black
(5/24/2009 4:11:00 PM)
(10/19/2004 8:43:00 PM)
I won't go thru it all, but it's mostly iambic. I do enjou the da-da-dum's that happen at the end of some of the lines, tho... I've loved Silverstein since I was a little kid; I don't think I'd be in a top-notch MFA program if it wasn't for him! Remember: a syllable is stressed in relation to those surrounding it... its not simply rote, but EAR.
Tho I lost the book years and years ago, I still recall the artwork... so thank you!
Comment of the Day
- A very well constructed poem with perfect rhyming beautifully written