Poetic Metre And Form
by Octavia Wynne
Can you tell an iamb from a trochee? An anapest from a amphibrach? Why do children always take such delight in dactylic tetrameter? Is a ballad the same as a ballade? What is poetic rhythm?
In this clever little book, Scottish poet Octavia Wynne examines the elements of poetry, from its various feet, metres and lines, through its patterns, stanzas and rhymes, right up to the poetic forms themselves, with ancient and modern examples from William Shakespeare to Dr.Seuss.
Paperback 64 pages
Published by Wooden Books 2015