View Full Version : Metric Prose

05-05-2005, 05:31 AM
I'm actually aspiring to become a screenwriter, but I writing in meter will improve my dialogue. I've never studied poetry, so I would appreciate any information, book suggestions, or links on metric prose.

William Haskins
05-05-2005, 05:42 AM
poetry and screenwriting are very complementary disciplines, and i think you're making the right move in exploring them in tandem.

read a lot of poetry. (http://www.poets.org/poets/searchresult.cfm)

listen to poets read their own work. (http://www.poets.org/booth/booth.cfm?bitShowAll=T)

rinse and repeat, then go off and think about what you've learned.