Tag: Pivot

The Bul****: You’ve Gotta Pivot Like There’s Nobody Watching

 

Lest we lose sight of the forest for the trees: It seems to me likely Mueller will find there was collusion between Trump associates and Putin operatives; that Trump knew about it; and that Trump sought to cover it up and obstruct its investigation. What then? Good question. — Bill Kristol, August 9, 2018

Good question, indeed. The complementary question, of course, is: what if Mueller doesn’t find that there was collusion between Trump associates and Putin operatives? What then?

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We have now seen several forms having different requirements. Rather than learning something totally new today, we will look at a form that developed out of the tanka. Brief History: The haiku is a Japanese form. It started out as the first three lines of the tanka, which would be used in an extemporaneous chain […]

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In our previous lessons, we learned about everything necessary to enable us to compose what some would call the pinnacle of English-language poetry, the English sonnet. We have learned about measurement systems, rhyme, rhythms, formal lines, and the pivot. Now, we shall put these all together into one package. History and Origin: The English sonnet, […]

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The Diamante is a simple-seeming form. While it could theoretically be stanzaic, most are simple, meaning one stanza in length. It is seven lines long and has only sixteen words in those seven lines. It is based on parts of speech. The first and last lines consist of one noun each, and these nouns are […]

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There is a poetic device that has various names, including: the Pivot, Volta, or Turn of Thought. All three terms mean the same thing, and I probably missed a few other terms for it. The basic idea is that the poem starts off in one direction, and then at some point turns to thinking in […]

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