Category Archives: Poetry

Metaesthetics viewed as a global discriminatory function for theorem sheafs (Part II)

II. Graduated Boundaries Of Abstraction And Their Implications In my earlier post I alluded to the process of sensory abstraction as a continuum. In very general terms, a perceived structure may be interpreted as a pattern of color and form, … Continue reading

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Metaesthetics viewed as a global discriminatory function for theorem sheafs (Part I)

I. Preliminary notes and definition of terms. Human beings function by means of symbolic abstraction of the physical universe.  This is inherent in the biological structure of human beings.  We do not experience reality directly, but mediately, through the mechanism … Continue reading

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Poetry For Fiction Writers, Part IV: Some Suggestions

Part I was what not to read, Part II was a discussion of meter, Part III was all about sonnets. This part is going to list some poetry that I think is worth study. A note before I list examples, … Continue reading

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Poetry For Fiction Writers, Part III: Anatomy Of The Sonnet

In the first part of this series I defined limits. In the second part I discussed meter. Now I am going to be examining the sonnet, because it is the workhorse of English verse. It is a form that is … Continue reading

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Poetry For Fiction Writers, Part II: Meter

In the first part of this series I talked about what I’m not going to be talking about. Now I want to look at the mechanics of verse. Let’s talk about the parts of verse. From small to large we … Continue reading

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Poetry For Fiction Writers, Part I: What Not To Read

This series of articles will be focusing on poetry strictly as an aid for developing a fiction author’s feel for composition and rhythm with an eye for producing more readable prose. Consequently, I will be discussing different forms on the … Continue reading

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You Won’t Understand A Word That’s In It But You’ll Write It All Again Before You Die

I’m going to rant here. Fantastic literature is not the “easy setting”. The particular spark that set me off today was an argument about The Last Jedi, but it’s an issue that has bothered me for a while now. Fiction … Continue reading

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