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Rhythm and poetry

Discover the power of rhythm and poetry to express your emotions and thoughts. Explore top techniques and tips to improve your poetic skills and create captivating verses.
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Excerpted and adapted from A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry by Annie Finch (University of Michigan Press, 2012). What is Scanning? "To scan" is both an intransitive and a transitive verb. A good metrical poem "scans," meaning that its meter follows the rules—and also, we "scan" a poem when we mark…

Laura Bayne