This Monday saw our third Poetry Club session absolutely packed with visitors. This week we used the simple rhymes of Dr. Seuss to discuss the complex topic of metrical feet in poetry. Used to alter the tone of a poem, feet create rhythm and are the building blocks of verses. Having covered some basic feet and their etymology, we went on to ponder the subject more philosophically: can normal speech be classified as iambic, or as metrical at all? We decided not, but I'd love to hear more opinions on this.
We finished by working together to write our own Seussian poem, incorporating his tendency to nonsense with his styles of rhyme and metre to create something which was practically indistinguishable from the poet's work.
Siddiq (lower sixth)