Ralph Ellison won the National Book Award in 1952 for the only novel he ever published. That novel […]
I recently stumbled across Henry Fielding and looked over his body of work…and didn’t recognize anything. This, of […]
So, there is apparently a measuring unit in poetry (I never realized poetry had to be measured, but okay), and it’s called a “Foot.” A foot is made up of “stressed and unstressed syllables” and the combination of “feet” creates what is known as “meter” (don’t worry, we’ll get there). Then, the meters are joined to create an entire poem (ta-da! Poetry).
Andrew Marvell was a “metaphysical” poet and satirist who wrote “To His Coy Mistress,” somewhere between 1650 and […]