By Jason Rheins
In this course the fundamental elements of poetic art are discussed. Drawing examples from across world literature, the course examines how versification, meter, rhyme, poetic form, metaphor and simile constitute a poem's style and serve in the realization of its theme and mood. Included with the course are three helpful review exercises with answer keys to help the student better master the basic concepts of prosody, meter and rhyme.
This course was recorded at the 2005 Objectivist Summer Conference in San Diego, CA.
(MP3 download; 5 hrs., 6 mins., with Q & A, 220.52 MB)