Straying from Form: Rekdal & the Faux-stina

I'm subscribed to the Poetry Foundation's podcast Audio Poem of the Day. I subscribed to this myself, it's not a mystery like their magazine has been. The recordings are sometimes voiced by the poets that wrote them, which I'm a big fan of because every so often you get a little poet's note where they might … Continue reading Straying from Form: Rekdal & the Faux-stina

Structural Commentary – Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley

What's this? Another ode? You may be wondering what my fascination with this form is. I acknowledge that by having two of the same form of poetry in a row could give this blog a one-note feel to it, but I can explain! You see, we analyzed John Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale" in class, … Continue reading Structural Commentary – Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley

Structural Commentary – Ode to a Nightingale, John Keats

In class, we discussed and analyzed "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats (1819). Unfortunately, time only allowed us to barely skim the surface of the poem, so I thought I'd try my hand at analyzing it myself. Bear with me, since I'm still trying to get the hang of this whole poetry blogging thing! … Continue reading Structural Commentary – Ode to a Nightingale, John Keats