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Top 500 Poems List

Top 500 Poems List

Lots of Jokes - Funny Jokes, Pictures and Videos OWL: Pattern and Variation: Aural Summary: A brief exploration of the various aspects of sound that can be utilized when making a poem. The crafting of the aural aspects of a poem is what we may call "ear training." Thus, the crafting of the visual aspects is what we'd call "eye training." Contributors:Sean M. Poetic Feet There are two parts to the term iambic pentameter. The primary feet are referred to using these terms (an example word from Fussell's examples is given next to them): Iambic: destroy (unaccented/accented)Anapestic: intervene (unaccented/unaccented/accented)Trochaic: topsy (accented/unaccented)Dactylic: merrily (accented/unaccented/unaccented) The substitutive feet (feet not used as primary, instead used to supplement and vary a primary foot) are referred to using these terms: Spondaic: hum drum (accented/accented)Pyrrhic: the sea/ son of/ mists (the "son of" in the middle being unaccented/unaccented) The second part of defining iambic pentameter has to do with line length. Line Length

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love (and the Nymph's Reply) The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe 1599 Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys, groves, hills, and fields Woods or steepy mountain yields And we will sit upon the rocks, Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks By shallow rivers to whose falls Melodious birds sing madrigals. And I will make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies, A cap of flower, and a kirtle Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle; A gown made of the finest wool Which from our pretty lambs we pull; Fair lined slippers for the cold With buckles of the purest gold; A belt of straw and ivy buds, With coral clasps and amber studs; And if these pleasures may thee move, Come live with me and be my love. The shepherds' swains shall dance and sing For thy delight each May morning: If these delights thy mind may move, Then live with me and be my love. The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd by Sir Walter Raleigh 1600

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