Sunday

this is my 100th post

no balloons. no ed mcmahon. let's reflect on my blogging experience. okay, i'm done.

here is the introduction (first part) from american poetry, edited by demille, copyright 1928.

Poetry is written to be enjoyed. But to be enjoyed
it must first be understood, and to understand and
enjoy poetry


poetry


great men

Poetry





poets

Poetry,

poem




The Foot

the "foot"; each foot


Four kinds of feet








poetry,


Variations of the foot are common.
poem
foot

by substituting one foot
for another,
feet are



feet are


foot:




poetry,

poem

Break,
break, break.




Break, break, break,

poem

feet,

The Line

the feet

the feet: one
foot,

two,

three,

four,

five,

six,

seven,

eight,




poetry.


the "machinery" of poetry

poems






The "heroic couplet,"

lacked va-
riety, and hence was monotonous in effect;
it pos-
sessed, however, almost invariable neatness
with occasional brilliant epigrammatic passages.



poet

great poem:



*built.



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2 comments:

Ryan W. said...

you're all about the erasure. I could think of worse things than going sledding on a large, plastic english muffin.

bender said...

erasure has about half of the associated accountability as addition does. you make many less decisions.