Thursday, April 9, 2015

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: I

 is for the Iambic foot in poetry.

When I Was One-and-Twenty by E. Housman

When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
‘Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away;
Give pearls away and rubies
But keep your fancy free.”
But I was one-and-twenty,
No use to talk to me.

My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke

We romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My mother’s countenance
Could not unfrown itself.

These two poems are written in iambic trimeter.  Here is a link to learn more about poetry and meter.

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