You may want to pause the video in places and review each one a few times.
By clicking on the titles ("Definition", "Basic Scansion", "Sonics", "Performing") you can read the underlying articles for each topic.
If you have questions please feel free to post them below.
Learning Poetry - 1. Definition
The first three minute video establishes the one word definition for poetry, regardless of epoch, culture, language, theme, genre, or form.
Learning Poetry - 2. Basic Scansion
Here, one is introduced to the elements of meter.
Learning Poetry - 3. Sonics
At the root of poetry is sound.
Learning Poetry - 4. Performing
The whole point of this mode of speech is performance.
Learning Poetry - 5: Free Verse
Free verse (not to be confused with prose poetry or prose qua poetry) and its niche.
Learning Poetry - 6. Rhyme
The repetition of sounds in related positions.
We hope you enjoy this series and find it helpful.
Earl Gray, Esquirrel