To My Dear and Loving Husband
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole
SEA ROSE (1916)
Rose, harsh rose,
marred and with stint of petals,
meagre flower, thin,
spare of leaf,
than a wet rose
single on a stem -you are caught in the drift.
Stunted, with small leaf,
you are flung on the sand,
Free Verse: poetry that does not conform to a clear meter or to a clear rhyme scheme
Imagism: poetry that uses clear, concrete details to evoke a sensory impression
Some logics of lineation:
1. Visual effect (let the eye enter, wander, enjoy the shapes an
1. Transcription: a copy of something (mimetic); raises the question of authenticity
2. Translation: moving from one language to another; faithful though different
3. Interpretation: a move which thinks (diegetic)
4. Adaptation: increa
Organization of time:
Organization of character
1. She may tell a story about herself.
2. She may tell a story about someone else with whom she was involved.
3. She may tell a story about someone/something from which she is entirely removed.
Is the narrator within the narrative or w
AP/EN 1006 3.0 M
A Writers Introduction to Literary Forms
Who goes there? Hankering, gross, mystical, nude,
How is it I extract strength from the beef I eat?
What is a man anyhow? What am I? What are you?
All I mark as my own you shall offset it with your
Po' Boy Blues
by Langston Hughes
When I was home
When I was home
Since I come up
Whole damn world's
I was a good boy,
Never done no
Yes, I was a good
Poetry Definitions: Traditional Constraints
Five kinds of metre:
da da DUM
DUM dad a
Fabula/Histoire: the raw material of the story
Sjuzet/Rcit: the way the raw materials are worked into the finished product
Mimesis: showing, imitation, representation e.g. dialogue or very detailed description
Diegesis: telling, narration