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When a poem takes shape

Find out how a poem can not only get you to think of imagery but take a visual form on the page as well.

Using the poem ‘Easter Wings’ by George Herbert, I’ve just shown you how a poem can not only get you to think of imagery, but that it can take visual form on the page as well.

The original orientation and shape of the poem ‘Easter Wings’.

You can have a closer look at the poem in the linked file at the bottom of this step.

What’s your take on shape?

Have you ever seen a shaped poem before? How important is it what a poem looks like on the page?

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What Is Poetry? An Introduction to Literary Analysis

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