Enjambment in Poetry: Incomplete Lines That Complete Poems 

Poems are most easily recognized by their lines, both in the aspects of their length and the point at which they finish. If there are no line brakes and the text runs from opening to closing, a verse may appear to be prose. Lineation, the process of spitting lines, is actually a skill. Although it […]

An Analysis of “Poetry Should Ride the Bus” by Ruth Forman

Being a loyal fan of poetry, having read several pieces of this kind of art, or even creating your own verses, have you ever wondered what is poetry for? Obviously, this is a challenging question, yet a poet named Ruth Forman made it to give an opinion – through the poem “Poetry Should Ride the […]

Resonance in Poetry: The Art of Empowering Your Poems

David Farland, an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author, once confirmed in a writing conference: “One of the most important skills for a writer to master is the proper use of resonance.” So what is that powerful “resonance” in poetry and in general? And what are some good examples? Let’s read on to learn more about […]

The Beauty of Typography in Poetry

In many forms of media, typography is commonly used in designs and other visuals to draw the public’s attention. Yet have you realized that poets also employ typography in their work? Is it only to capture the audience’s interest like the way designs and visuals do? Let’s read on for more detailed information regarding typography in […]

“Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand: An In-Depth Analysis

eating poetry by mark strand

First published in the 60s, “Eating Poetry” is a typical illustration of the unusual and illusory writing style of Mark Strand, a Canadian-born American poet, writer, and translator who is known for surrealistic, dreamlike, and a little “wild” verse compositions. Portraying a man devouring poetry and the effect of such consumption on himself and the […]