Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(5/24/2014 1:23:00 PM)
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This is sort of useful. Formal poems on PH seem to do ok with the easy part, rhyming, but totally f**k up the harder and more crucial part, maintaining a powerfully expressive meter. My only quibble is here:
" IV. How to Scan a poem.
Mark....the meter by counting the number of feet, and the kind of feet in the line." It's better to simply read the line, letting stresses fall where they seem natural. Then go back and start counting unstressed and stressed syllables and generating feet.
None of this info about prosody is very useful for open form poems. which employ line and stanza breaks and alliteration for their sonic effects.