special announcement: Friday’s A block used this agenda, but Monday’s H and E blocks did not because of people taking the AP Bio exam. Instead, these groups read in our novel, which is what A block will do in Tuesday’s class.
learning goal: What is free verse? What are its advantages over other kinds of verse?
for your Poetry Folder Table of Contents: Pinsky, Frost, Williams; free verse, meter, rhyme, lyric poetry
Free Verse. May 2017
conversation with police outside a Moscow courthouse (April 2012)
Robert Pinsky on “sonic harmony”—i.e., chime without rhyme
full Pinsky essay at slate.com (how can unrhymed poetry please the ear?)
“Mending Wall” by Robert Frost (blank verse)
“An Old Man’s Winter Night” by Robert Frost (blank verse)
“To Waken an Old Lady” by William Carlos Williams (free verse)
“A Plea for Free Verse” by Y.F. Swain
Free Verse—a definition