poetry

Metaphor: There Is No Frigate Like A Book

METAPHOR is a literary technique that writers use to make comparison between two people, things, animals, or places that are not alike. In fact, the definition of those objects are so far apart that they seem to have nothing in common. For example, a FRIGATE in comparison to a book, or COURSER in comparison to the pages of a book.

Rhyme: Clerihew Poems

The story goes that Edmund Clerihew Bentley, at the age of 16, invented a form of whimsical RHYME while attending classes at St. Paul’s School in London. Interestingly, Edmund and his friends wrote a form of poetry using the following rules: Clerihew –… Read More ›

What Will June Bring?

In T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land, we notice that the poem begins with “April is the cruellest month.” It uses a suffix word –est, in the word cruellest. “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead… Read More ›