In this 15-minute video, former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into animated films. Five of them are included in this entertaining and moving talk. Hear how much Collins values poetry and the appeal of this mixed genre project.
In this animated video, David Silverstein describes what poetic repetition is and why it appeals to us. Rhythm and repetition, of language in this case, is something that brings pleasure to listeners and readers.
This video does an excellent job of explaining iambic pentameter and Shakespeare's language. This peek into the rhythm of his words reveals a poet deeply rooted in the way people spoke in his time — and still speak today.