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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry English Verse English Poets Emulated There are many lesser known stanzaic patterns and verse forms projacked and styled after published poems, then named for the poet. These stanzaic patterns appear to have been invented as teaching tools and published in Pathways for a Poet by Viola Berg 1977. Here are a few named for English poets: The Abercrombie is a stanza pattern using sprung rhythm and an interlocking rhyme scheme. It is patterned after Hymn to Love by British poet, Lascelles Abacrombie (1881-1938). The elements of the Abercrombie are: s
Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Nordic Verse Runic Verse (roon: Old English meaning mystery) is a genre of verse that originally referred to 3 poems, Old Norse, Icelandic and Anglo Saxon. It is predicated on the power and magic of words. Symbols of the Tuetonic alphabet are associated with Runes which are carved on swords, chalices and stones. Verse was used by the ancient cultures as memory aids, this is especially true of Runic Verse. One ancient verse is merely a list of the rune symbols and their meaning. The earliest recorded Runic Verse is the 8th century Old Norse poem in
Explore the Craft of Writing Greek Verse, the beginnings. Bestiary is verse or prose in which characteristics are assigned to real or imaginary animals to teach moral or religious beliefs. It is always allegorical and often mystical. It is the descendant of the Physiologus and a stylized variation of the Bestiary is the Alphabestiary. The stories usually come from fables in ancient mythology. Aesop's Fables are a prime example. Here is just one: The Fox and the Goat By an unlucky chance a Fox fell into a deep well from which he could not get out. A Goat passed shortly afte