Linguistic Features of Written Poetry

How mechanisms in speech create enjoyment in poems

This site examines why we take pleasure in poetry. So lets start by the 'naming of parts'. I will decompose certain aspects of written poetry and we will examine how and why these work in terms of the psychology of language. Still interested? now read on . . .


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check back later to find out more on the effect of alliteration, lines requiring 'word guessing', the importance of prosody, why rhyme and rhythm work, visual poems, and concrete poetry.