Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: English poetry

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Rep Power

    English poetry

    What meters are usually used in English poems and songs? Is English poetry tonic or syllabic or sylabo-tonic? What are these meters based on?

  2. #2
    Завсегдатай it-ogo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Rep Power
    As far as I understand, classical English poetry is syllabo-tonic much like classical Russian one. But contemporary "high poetry" in English is mostly vers libre while syllabo-tonic meters are left for song lyrics and children verses.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

Similar Threads

  1. Attempt at poetry?
    By kidkboom in forum Говорим по-русски
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: June 25th, 2011, 08:00 PM
  2. Would you call it a poetry, wild poetry?
    By Lampada in forum Practice your English
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 23rd, 2009, 08:17 AM
  3. Poetry w/ MP3s
    By sperk in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: December 5th, 2006, 09:05 PM
  4. poetry
    By sperk in forum Translate This!
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: November 9th, 2006, 11:21 AM
  5. Songs and poetry?
    By DDT in forum Translate This!
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: February 24th, 2005, 04:26 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary