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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Basic Rules of Poetry Explained -- with examples by The Beatles

Do you know what prosody is? Defined as "the patterns of stress and intonation in a language," it's prosody that gives poetry its basic beat or rhythm, broken down into three forms of verse:

1. syllabic
2. accentual
3. accentual-syllabic

If that's just too mind-numbing for you, join the club, and then get your poetry explained by Kyle Kallgren, the host of a series on Blip called "Brows Held High" (which is self-described as a mildly immature look into the strange world of the arthouse").

In this particular video, Between the Lines: The Beatles, Kyle uses (and sings!!) lyrics by The Beatles to illustrate various patterns that comprise the basic rules of poetry. Besides being fun to watch, it makes understanding the concepts much easier.

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posted by Stephanie @ Tuesday, December 03, 2013   0 comments