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February 23, 2007

Hepta what? Oh. I get it!

Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (198-225) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"In describing a poem's meter, one needs to name the prevailing metrical foot and to specify the number of feet in each line."

Have I yet mentioned that I hate poetry? Well I do. But I'm going to be honest. This is the first time EVER that I really think I actually am starting to get meter. I have always had a hard time with it, but through reading this, and I think through the workshop today, I'm starting to understand a little better. I have of course heard of the different meters, but I never saw examples of each one spelled out for me. I'm definately going to need to use this book as a reference when it comes time to write our own poems, but I'm starting to gain a little more confidence.

Posted by CheraPupi at February 23, 2007 10:37 PM


I'm the same way. I think that--if done right--poetry can be good, but I was never a huge fan. One thing I could never stand was writing poetry. I've never been good at it. Like you, I am beginning to understand it better, but it is still daunting that there is so much to it.

Posted by: JenniferPrex at February 25, 2007 10:58 PM

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