The Genre of Poetry. Introduction to Literature. Poetry vs. Prose. What distinguishes poetry from prose? It’s rhymed? Only sometimes… It’s about love? Only sometimes… It’s difficult to understand? Usually (but, then again, prose can be, too…)
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The Genre of Poetry
Introduction to Literature
TWO SYLLABLES THREE SYLLABLES
With naked foot, stalking in my chamber. B
I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek, A
That now are wild and do not remember B
That sometime they put themself in dangerB
To take bread at my hand; and now they range, C
Busily seeking with a continualchange. C
Humpty dumpty had a great fall.