How Poems Work

What Does This Site Offer?

  • Several introductions to the genre of poetry
  • An extensive set of interactive exercises designed to help readers understand the workings of poetic meter
  • A sound archive providing samples of poems from other eras spoken as they would have been in the English of their time
  • A glossary of literary terms
  • Case studies of individual poems
  • A selection of new commentaries by contemporary poets on how poems work

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