Post Number: 185
|Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 02:33 pm: ||
If you've got anything to link to, or perhaps you've written something yourself?
Staff Richard Jordan
Post Number: 106
|Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 03:56 pm: ||
I have an essay I wrote a few years ago. Well, I have a hardcopy, for sure. I'm going to have to check to see if I have an electronic copy stored on my old computer. If so, I'll send it to you.
I like this book:
Writing Metrical Poetry: Contemporary Lessons for Mastering Traditional Forms, by William Baer
and this one even more:
All The Fun's In How You Say A Thing: An Explanation Of Meter & Versification, by Timothy Steele
you could probably order them used on line, or ask your local library to get them for you, via inter-library loan, if it doesn't have them on the shelves...
Post Number: 190
|Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 05:00 pm: ||
Thanks, Rich! Fun sounds like a good start.
Staff Esther Murer
Post Number: 26
|Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 06:05 pm: ||
The Ode Less Traveled, by Stephen Fry
Poetic Meter and Poetic Form, by Paul Fussell
Rhyme's Reason, by John Hollander
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 07:36 am: ||
might bowl down to a qestion of naturalness for me, the meter is always pre-existing, a fixed part of each word--
formal is a standardized form, to me that always smelled a bit faint, and then they always sniffed abit in poetry that had none, not realizing the meter already there, for which we have no name as yet, except for vers libre, which has led to more intercourse & license therefore, and sigh as yet one has to say, a great confusion and such towers to even rival Babal.
and so forth...
Staff Colin Ward
Post Number: 44
|Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 02:37 am: ||
Well, if seeking a series for relative newcomers who can get past some rough sledding in the first two or three articles, you might consider "The Poetic Craft" series as a quick-and-dirty option:
Part I: Introduction to Verse
Part II: Scansion
Part III: Rhyme
Part IV: Forms
Part V: Sonics
Part VI: Song Lyrics
Part VII: The Rhythms of Free Verse
Part VIII: Markets
For the more advanced aspirant, though, I can't think of a better resource than the "PFFA Blurbs of Wisdom":
Post Number: 477
|Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 09:47 pm: ||
i think the best metrical poetry is so good that at first you don't even notice the meter (or rhyme, etc)