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The use of words to evoke memories and emotions has long been an endeavor of the human race. The styles are wide and varied, some requiring rigid guidelines, rhyming couplets and specific syllable counts will others refuse to be constrained and thrive on free form and ignore rules of any type.

Asked in Poetic Forms, Poetry

Explanation of each line of the poem The Brook By Alfred Lord Tennyson?

I come from haunts of coot and hern.- The brook starts from a place the coots (a kind of duck) & herns (commonly known as herons) spend most of their times. I make a sudden sally,-The brook suddenly rushes down. And sparkle out among the fern,-As the brook flows it sparkles because of sun rays, and it flows through a ground which mostly have grasses and flowerless plants (ferns). To bicker down a valley.-The brook flows down a valley making noisy sounds. By thirty hills...
Asked in Rhyming Words, Poetry

What does end rhyme mean in poetry?

An end rhyme can mean two things in poetry. The first one is when only the last syllable of two words rhyme with each other. Take the words coaster and grinder, just the "er" is the same sound, and it's the last syllable. This could also take effect in a double syllable rhyme. A double syllable rhyme is when both the last two syllables rhyme in the words. For example, the words toaster and coaster don't start in the same letter,...
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What is poetic phrasing?

Poetic phrasing means encountering a heavy use of rhyme.
Asked in Famous Quotations, Poetry, Oratorical Declamation

Can you give me an example of declamation piece titled almsalmsalms?

Vengeance is not ours, it's God's. ^ that's the title :)
Asked in Poetry, Poetic Forms

What is the poetic scenario?

The poetic scenario - the literary-drama product, which descriptive part consists of verses. This remarkable feature essentially distinguishes the poetic scenario from other kinds of the scenario and gives it a special, art originality. It is possible to allocate three basic features of the poetic scenario: • figurativeness • laconicism • extraordinary dynamism of action Bases of the poetic scenario were put by the poet and a script writer Alexey Snezhin, having written a liro-epic poem «After spring» (which many still name «the poetic scenario» or...
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What is the central theme of the poem the Indian weavers by sarojini naidu?

the poetess has talked about 3 important stages in a human's life-birth, marriage n death. She has related them with different times in a day-morning, evening n night. She has highlighted the importance of the weavers, their work as well as what r their thoughts when they r at work. ...
Asked in School Subjects, Poetry, Literary Terminology

What is the definition of economy in poetry?

Using as few words as possible to convey the meaning desired.
Asked in Poetry, William Shakespeare

When was Shakespeare by Matthew Arnold written?

"Shakespeare" appeared in "The Strayed Reveller and other poems", first published in 1849. ...
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Are poems supposed to be centered on word?

Words are the medium through which ideas are conveyed to the reader in a poem. Poems depend on words for their existence. Poetry is a verbal exercise. ...
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How can poetry be defined?

Poetry is one of the four major literary art forms; the others are fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Poetry is the highly condensed, imaginative use of language, images, meter and rhyme to express the poet's thoughts and emotions, either in standard formats, such as the sonnet, or in much less structured, free form verse. An unique art of which others use to express feelings, emotions and more ...
Asked in Child Health, Poetry, Poetic Forms

What are examples of a catalog poem?

Snow melting Air warming Trees coming to life Flowers budding Birds singing Baseball season starting Everything turning green My favorite time of year ...
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What is the poem The moving finger writes?

The Moving Finger Writes is not a poem but a quotation from a famous poem. It is a stanza, a Quartrain from Omar Khayyam's The Rubaiyat, as translated by Edward Fitzgerald: The moving finger writes, and having writ Moves on, nor all your piety or wit Shall lure it back to cancell half a line, Nor all your tears wash out a word of it. ...
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What is an acrostic poem for mother?

My Hero for all the great things you've done Outsanding with your love you share Trying your hardest on everything Having good times with you Exclusive V.I.P because you are important to me. Really the best mom ever forever! I love you mom!♥ ...
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Summary of poem Sita by toru dutt?

Sita by Toru Dutt is about a woman who is alone in a dark room with her three children. Something has happened and the children are crying. The mother would like to comfort them, but this is not the first time they've been through whatever this situation is, and she is crying too. ...
Asked in Poetry

Why do people like nature poems?

Nature is mankind's mother. Whatever mankind possesses is a gift of Nature. In Nature, man sees himself. The subtle joys and delights of Nature have been what nourished mankind for ages. While reading Nature poems, man once again goes through those dear and cherished sentiments he has gone through countless number of times in his life. The Nature imagery in those lines, once again brings forth alive and vivid those delights of being in the very lap of Nature which we thought...
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How does Dennis Lee's poem Anna Banana go?

Anna Banana, jump into the stew Gravy and carrots are good for you. Good for your teeth, And your fingernails too. So Anna Banana, jump into the stew! ...
Asked in Poetry, Philosophy and Philosophers, Society and Civilization

Is there more happiness or sadness in the world?

Happiness and sadness are both emotional responses to a person's current state, or situation. Each person has, at times, more of one than the other. Seldom does anyone have only complete happiness, or complete sadness. --- Thoughtfulness is a sea of which happiness and sadness are the waves. All waves of happiness and sadness recede finally into thoughtfulness. It is so because happiness and sadness are reliefs and relapses provided to man by nature so that the concentration, gravity and longevity of thoughtfulness shall...
Asked in Poetry, Haiku, Ode

Can you write me a haiku poem?

April is springtime it is windy and rainy animals are born
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What is the poem Timothy Winters about?

This poem is about a boy who comes from a broken home, and thus has trouble at school. The social worker is unable to help him and still he prays the loudest for those who are less fortunate than he is. ...
Asked in Shopping, Poetry

Do you have poems about chores?

I hate chores, I really do. They make me mad they make me blue. I'm Dr. Seuss And you can be too If you don't have chores to do. -pacman12 ...
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What is ironic about Wilfred Owen's life and death?

Because he write about the futility of war, i.e. the short length and waste of life, and he died a week before the war ended. His parents got notice of his death whilst church bells were ringing in the end of war. ...
Asked in Poetry, William Shakespeare, Sonnet

What does iambic pentameter symbolise in Shakespeare's plays?

It doesn't symbolize anything really, but it does tell us something about the character that is speaking. Shakespeare had his comic or commonplace characters speak in prose but had the more serious and more noble characters speak in verse (that is, blank verse, which is unrhymed iambic pentameter). So, in a play like A Midsummer Night's Dream, it is no surprise that the Duke Theseus, his fiancee Hippolyta, the lovers and the fairies speak verse while Bottom and the "rude mechanicals" speak prose....
Asked in Poetry, Rhyming Words, Poetic Forms

Can you make me a poem algebra?

Algebra When I have a number sum, My workings are quite cumbersome, Why use one, two, three? Instead use x, y z. Yes it gets so much better, If instead I use a letter. relies on American zee not English zed. can cut middle two lines. Also it's quite rubbish. ...