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Books of the Month: May 2-June 5 2021

Better late than never posting about my reading from last month. There is a little bit of everything in this list. Happy Reading! Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers: Five Stars I started reading this book after watching Saving Mr. Banks. I recommend reading the original series and watching this […]

Poetic Form: Sonnet

Most high school English courses include an introduction to Shakespeare and his voluminous collection of sonnets. But, Shakespeare was not the only poet to hone his skills at waxing poetic to his Muse in iambic pentameter for fourteen lines of three quatrains and a couplet. In fact before Shakespeare, Petrarch […]

Poetic Form: Lyrical Poetry

Lyric poetry is broad in its definition. It isn’t confined to one form. A poet can write a sonnet, villanelle, or a pantoum, and the poem can be classified as lyrical. A free verse poem may also be considered lyrical. Haiku can be considered lyrical. The key is to write […]