• One meaning of form that has currency has the meaning “traditional form,” which usually means the use of rhyme and meter.
  • Another meaning is that it refers to one of a number of traditional kinds poems that apply particular rules of composition. As in “the sonnet is a form.”
  • Another meaning is “external shape.”
  • Another is “the arrangement and relationship of basic elements in a work of art, through which it produces a coherent whole.”
  • The way the poem embodies the energy of the gesture of its making.

Haas, Robert. A Little Book on Form: An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry. New York: Ecco, 2017, pp. 3–8.

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Brienn DeCarlo

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Hi, I’m Brienn DeCarlo and I am an English major with a minor in Film Studies at Siena College. Here you can read my posts and comment on what you like! Enjoy!