|Highlights of Poetry. Index of poetry. How to Write Poetry. Books read.|
How to write specific forms:
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
Ballade. Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Prose poem. Rondeau. Rubáiyát.
Sestina. Skaldic verse. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
The Beowulf Poet.
Billy Collins exercise.
Snorri's Edda. Carl Dennis. Charles Atkinson. Corey Marks. Dante. English Romantic Poets.
François Villon Franz Wright. Galway Kinnell. Gary Young. The Gawain Poet.
Jack Gilbert. Jane Hirshfield. J. Zimmerman. J. Zimmerman (haiku). Jorie Graham. Karen Braucher. Karl Shapiro. Kay Ryan.
Laureate Poets: Britain; USA.
Len Anderson. Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Louise Glück. Nordic Skalds. Philip Larkin.
Pulitzer Poetry Prize (U.S.A). Rainer Maria Rilke Richard Hugo. Robert Bly. Sara Teasdale.
Shiki (haiku). Snorri's Edda. Stephen Dunn. Ted Kooser. W.S. Merwin. William Shakespeare.
Features of comedies seem to include:
|Likely written||Title||Scenes||Line count
|Mis-identity||Disguise||Rich wife||Love and marital roles||Death reprieve||Act 5 revelations||Other|
|1592-94||The Comedy of Errors||11||1919||Yes||No||Yes||Important and discussed||Yes||Two sets of twins; a lost mother found.||A farce (played for laughs rather than character).|
|1592-94||The Two Gentlemen of Verona||20||2298||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes; also friendship's loyalties.||Banish-ment reprieve||Julia's disguise as a boy. Rings. Valentine hands off his would-be bride to Proteus.||A romantic comedy with implausibilities of plot and character.|
|1593-94||The Taming of the Shrew||11||2750||Yes||Yes||Yes||Crucial||No||Two masters and one servant.||Often classed as a farce (played for laughs rather than character), despite its pre-marital and marital abuse.|
|1594-95||Love's Labor's Lost||9||2900||Yes||Yes||Yes||Important||No||Four Russians unmasked. The ladies' not having taken seriously the young men's protestations. Death of a father.||A beautiful romantic comedy with maturity and realism by the women balancing the questionable steadfastness of the men.|
|1594-95||A Midsummer Night's Dream||9||2222||Yes||Yes||Yes||Important||No||None.||Puck (Robin Goodfellow) is careless and a bully.|
|1596-97||The Merchant of Venice||20||2738||Yes||Yes||Yes||Important||Yes||Portia was the judge; and in disguise obtained her own ring from her betrothed Bessanio. Similarly Nerissa was her clerk and likewise obtained her ring from Gratiano.||While all Portia's property will go to profligate Bassanio on marriage, still she has personality and wit that might serve to check him.|
|1597||The Merry Wives of Windsor||23||2729||Yes||Yes||Yes||Crucial||No||John Falstaff learns of the wives' plots; Ford accepts his wife's faithfulness.||-|
|1598-99||Much Ado About Nothing||17||2687||Yes||Yes||Yes||Important||Yes||Finally Hero's father and her main accusers know that she was slandered by the Iago-prototype Don John.||Beatrice is one of the wittiest heroines. Don John might be Shakespeare's first evil villain in a comedy.|
|1599||As You Like It||22||2687||Yes||Yes||?||Important||?|
SCS (Santa Cruz Shakespeare).
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