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In this blog I aim to provide a fairly comprehensive description and exploration of iambic pentameter from the ground up, in simple, easy to follow segments. 1,358 more words

Iambic Pentameter

"Form is the Shape of the Content" -- Ben Shahn

“The Shape of Content”(Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, 1956-57) by artist Ben Shahn was an important book in my life — if only because I took away just one little piece of wisdom, the answer to the question, What is form?   645 more words


Logos and the Summer Reading List   (2016Jul05)

Tuesday, July 05, 2016                                             1:03 PM

Kindle Purchases as of July 5, 2016:

Title    Author

Super Extra Grande                                                         Yoss

Infomocracy: A Novel                                                    Malka Older

Mechanical Failure (Epic Failure Book 1)                 Joe Zieja… 1,796 more words

Personal Observations

Book Review: Astrophil and Stella

Astrophil and Stella is the first sonnet sequence in English. Even Shakespeare drew inspiration from him. Shakespeare’s Sonnets have a number of references to Sidney according to the notes supplied by Katherine Duncan-Jones. 670 more words

Love Poetry


By Paul M. Lewis

I know of no better way of understanding a poem—I mean, of really getting it—than to memorize it. Yes, of course, just reading a piece of poetry is always good; and in rereading it several time one can certainly begin to comprehend at a deeper level what a particular piece, especially a complex and complicated one, is all about. 1,381 more words


Scanning Shakespeare's Sonnets: Sonnet 1

In this post I aim to provide a careful metrical analysis of Shakespeare’s opening sonnet, and hope to illustrate how an understanding of meter can enhance our appreciation of his work. 3,259 more words

Iambic Pentameter

400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

Our popular literature tutor Judith Hedley is offering two workshops to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Saturday April 23rd at Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St NG1 4EZ… 205 more words

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