Friday, 22 May 2020

English Verse, Lesson 12: The Trimeter



In case it is of interest to anybody, I have also joined Instagram (which I had erroneously believed to be a unit of weight) as #markforsythauthor .

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

English Verse, Lesson 11: The Wombat




Incidentally, Dante Gabriel Rossetti wrote a beautiful poem about a wombat. He'd ordered one as a pet, and, while waiting for it to arrive he said:

Oh how the family affections combat
Within this heart, and each hour flings a bomb at
My burning soul! Neither from owl nor from bat
Can peace be gained until I clasp my wombat.

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Monday, 27 April 2020

English Verse, Lesson 10: The Donkey

This is a very long, slow lesson that's just meant to clear up any lingering confusions.


Wednesday, 22 April 2020

English Verse, Lesson 9: Limericks


There was a slight delay on this one. Unfortunately God noticed that the only pleasant thing about lockdown was peace and quiet, and so He organised roadworks right outside my window.


Saturday, 18 April 2020

English Verse, Lesson 8: Trochaic Substitution




As a bonus point, which I forgot to mention, the speech from Richard II uses both deposéd and deposed.