Perrines sound and sense pdf
Perrines Sound and Sense An Introduction to Poetry, 13th Edition
Sound and Sense
Chapter One What Is Poetry? Poetry is as universal as language and almost as ancient. The most primitive people have used it and the most civilized have cultivated it. In all ages and in all countries poetry has been written and eagerly read or listened to by all kinds of people. The intelligent and the sensitive individual appreciate it greatly and it has appealed, in its simpler forms, to the uneducated and to children. Firstly because gives pleasure, People have read it, listened to it, or recited it because they liked it, because it gave them enjoyment. But this is not the whole answer.
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Add to list. I enjoy the poems he chose as well as his comments on poetry. Here is an excerpt from his introduction to a chapter, Bad Poetry and Good which consisted of examples of good and bad poetry with the names of the poets omitted. His definition of good poetry is as follows: " In a perfect poem there will be no excess words, no words that do not bear their full weight in contributing to the total meaning, and no words just to fill out the meter. The word order will be the best order for expressing the author's total meaning; distortions or departures from normal order will be for emphasis or some other meaningful purpose But I did feel proud because I do try to avoid distortions or forced "rimes".