What is poetic meter?

Answer Poetic meter refers to the cadence of a poem, that is to say a rhythmic or lyrical structuring of language. You define poetic meter based on three characteristics: syllable, metric foot, and syllab... Read More »

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How to Teach Poetic Meter?

An important feature in the analysis of poetry is the selected poem's rhythm. While a great many modern poets do not write within the constraints of any particular meter, it is a feature of classic... Read More »

How to Determine Poetic Meter & Feet?

Poetic license is what makes poetry poetry. It is what separates writing in form from writing in chaos. While poetry appears to be a world without boundaries or rules there are certain conventions ... Read More »

What does it mean to"wax poetic"?

As an intransitive verb, "wax" means "grow" or "become." Thus, when people "wax poetic," they speak or write in a flowery, descriptive, or emotional manner similar to stereotyped notion of what poe... Read More »

What are the poetic devices used in Shirley Toulson's poem a photograph?