Topic: Rhyme, The Authors Fancy
Poems: Various (see attached)
Recorded: May 8, 2021
Why do some poets rhyme and others do not? Ron hosts this detailed look into the use of rhyme by famous poets such as Poe, Frost, Atwood, Browning, Dickinson, Marvell, and MacLeish.
Rons shares, I suggest that in reading the poems, many of which we have discussed previously, we focus on a few issues (there is overlap in the issues):
- what is the purpose and/or appeal of rhyme for many poets?
- what added value does rhyme provide?
- with individual poems, does the rhyme enhance the poem’s quality or effectiveness, and how?
- how well do the poet’s choices, as well as we can define them, serve the poem?
Ron is the host of the Poetry Club in Bellingham, Washington. He is a retired poetry professor who taught poetry for 52 years from 1965 to 2017. You’ll enjoy his sense of humor and intelligent insight into classic and contemporary poetry.
All poems are the copyrighted material of each poet listed respectively.
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