Tagged: english verse

February — A Poem by John Clare

February A poem from The Shepherd’s Calendar by John Clare (mini-bio at end) The snow is gone from cottage tops The thatch moss glows in brighter green And eves in quick succession drops Where...

King Arthur from Idylls of the King

Idylls of the King by Tennyson

Idylls of the King Index by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Flos Regum Arthurus (Joseph of Exeter) EIL Editor’s Note: Idylls of the King is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred,...

Versification by Sara Selby

Versification by Sara Selby

Have you ever wondered what the art of making verses is called? It’s versification — a word you won’t often hear. In this article, Professor Sara Selby clearly describes the principles of prosody, which...

Dr. Drake’s Chaucer Study Questions

Geoffery Chaucer Study Questions by Dr. Alfred J. Drake “General Prologue” to Canterbury Tales 1. What is the basic purpose of the “General Prologue?” 2. Study lines 1-18. What seem to be the motives...