Seagull Reader, 2nd edition; Reading and Listening Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (p. 129). Frost Reads  William Carlos Williams, The Red Wheelbarrow (p. 338). Williams Reads  Randall Jarrell, The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner (p. 176) Jarrell Reads  Elizabeth Bishop, The Fish (p. 29) Bishop Reads  Gwendolyn Brooks, We Real Cool (p. 45) Brooks Reads  Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays (p. 147) Hayden Reads  Aaron Belz, Alberto V05 @ 21:31  Taylor Mali, Like, Ya Know.
Wendell Berry "How to Be a Poet" Charles Bernstein, What Makes a Poem a Poem Billy Collins, Introduction to Poetry (p. 73) Archibald MacLeish, Ars Poetica ( p. 215) Marianne Moore, Poetry (p. 226)
Sylvia Plath, Metaphors (p. 237) William Carlos Williams, To Waken an Old Lady (third poem down on page)
Guide to Poetics and Prosody The Poet’s Language Toolkit: Punctuation, Lineation, Syntax (Morillo)
Charles Bernstein's Poem Profiler
The pleasure of sound: Lewis Carroll Jabberwocky ( p. 61) Galway Kinnell, Blackberry Eating ( p.189). Kinds of Rhyme: monorhyme: Thomas Hardy, The Convergence of the Twain (p. 141) rhymed couplets: Robert Browning, My Last Duchess ( p. 48) MacLeish, Ars Poetica (p. 215) alternate rhyme: Edward Robinson, Richard Cory (p.265); Hardy, Hap (p.140); internal rhyme : Yusef Komunyakaa, Facing It (p. 193) slant rhyme: Wilfred Owen, Strange Meeting
Read the poems listed below for examples of formal, accentual syllabic verse: Iambic Tetrameter Poems Christopher Marlowe, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love (p. 219) Robert Herrick, Upon Julia's Clothes (p. 160); Ben Jonson, On My First Daughter (p. 178) Iambic pentameter, rhymed in couplets (heroic couplets) Robert Browning, My Last Duchess (p.48); Alexander Pope, from Essay on Man Trochaic Tetrameter Poems Henry Longfellow, Song of Haiwatha Alternating Trochaic & Iambic Tetrameter A. E. Housman Shot? so quick, so clean an ending? ( p.168)
Ballad Meter / Common Meter (alternating tetrameter & iambic trimeter lines) Ben Jonson, Song to Celia (p. 177) ; William Wordsworth, A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Felicia Hemans, Casabianca (p. 155) Emily Dickinson, Because I Could Not Stop for Death (p. 91) Anapestic meter Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel), The Cat in the Hat (pdf) Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib Hip Hop Metrics MC Lars Teaches Prosody
The Enduring Sonnet William Shakespeare, Sonnets #12, 18 (original 16th-c pronunciation), 73 (pp. 274-279) #116 (modern pronunciation ; original pronunciation) 129, 130 (pp. 274-279) All audio from Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation. British Library, 2012. Cd- rom.
17 th -Century British Sonnets John Donne, Holy Sonnets #10, 14 (p. 100); Donne's original prounciation from Virtual Paul's Cross Project John Milton, When I Consider How My Light is Spent (p. 225) The Parable of the Talents in Milton’s poem M 10- 24 19 th -Century British Sonnets John Keats, On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer (p. 179); When I Have Fears (p. 180) Percy Shelley, Ozymandias (p. 279) Charlotte Smith, Sonnet XLIV in Elegiac Sonnets Christina Rosetti, After Death (p. 271) Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese # 32, 43 (p.47)
20th-Century Sonnets William Yeats, Leda and the Swan (p. 362 ) Robert Frost, The Silken Tent (p. 131) Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays (p. 147); Edna St. Vincent Millay, Love Is Not All (p. 224) Elizabeth Bishop, Sonnet (p. 34)
Elegantly Complex Forms Rime Royal: Thomas Wyatt, They Flee From Me (p. 361) [bring in With Naked Foot] Noel Crook, Rooster in Rime Royal Villanelle: Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night (p. 313) Bishop, One Art (p. 33), Steve Kowitt, The Grammar Lesson Sestina: Bishop, Sestina ( p. 32) John Ashberry, Farm Implements and Routabegas in a Landscape
21 st -Century Spoken Word Billy Collins on The Great Poets, and oral vs. written, high style vs. the language of the people in poetry Common, Live at the White House ; Harry Baker, British Slam Poetry Champ, Taylor Mali, I’ll Fight You For the Library