Sunday, January 30, 2011

Welcome to IFP 2

Welcome to Introduction to Fiction and Poetry II, Writing it Slant.  We have a busy semester ahead of us, so we'll take this first day to go over course policies and activities.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sonnets and Villanelles - The Closed Forms

Although the closed poetic forms (e.g. sonnets, villanelles, and ballads) are less common today than they have been traditionally, they provide important insights into the effects of meter, rhyme, and language on the overall tone and rhythm of a poem.  The Fu Jen University Department of English provides a very helpful Description of the Sonnet and Villanelle Forms, revealing the key differences between these forms and the open forms of free verse.