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Poets on Poetry

I, too, dislike it—Marianne Moore compiled by Borgna Brunner   I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasional…

Why We Study Poetry

Everyone, at some point in their life, has probably questioned the value of poetry (including this writer). Among the many accusations leveled against poetry are that it is frivolous in comparison…

Poetry & Poets

Subjects » Geography» History» Language Arts» Mathematics» Science» Social StudiesHomework Skills Writing | Research Speaking & Listening S…

Poetry for the Seasons

To every thing there is a season There is no season such delight can bring, As summer, autumn, winter, and the spring. William Browne (c.1591–c.1645) "Variety" Poem…

Bernesque Poetry

Serio-comic poetry; so called from Francesco Berni, of Tuscany, who greatly excelled in it. (1490-1536). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Bernouilli's Numbers…

Cutler's Poetry

Mere jingles or rhymes. Knives had, at one time, a distich inscribed on the blade by means of aqua fortis. Whose posy was For all the world like cutler's poetry Upon a kuife. Shakespeare:…

Didactic Poetry

is poetry that teaches some moral lesson, as Pope's Essay on Man. (Greek, didasko, I teach.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894DiddleDictator of Letters A B C…

Summer Poetry

And an oily smoke that rolls through the trees/ into the night of the last American summer . . . —Major Jackson compiled by David Johnson Read more verse honoring the s…

Fall Poetry

Wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being . . .—Percy Bysshe Shelley compiled by David Johnson Read more verse honoring the seasons. See a glossary of poetry ter…

Memorial Poetry

top all the clocks, cut off the telephone . . . compiled by Erin Teare Excerpts from memorial poems by some of the world's greatest poets, including William Shakespeare, Emily Dickins…