I like poems that use multiple choice answers and syllabi. I want to write poems with more charts and graphs.
ELENA GEORGIOU's In-Class Assignment*
Text below from Tarpaulin Sky:
Speaking of graphs:
Here is a cool one from Diagram 10.1 on suicidal poets and their controls:
From the site's description:
A total of 158 poems by poets who committed suicide were analyzed for differences in language between early (written within 2-3 years of the poet's first recorded poem), middle (written 2-5 years halfway between their earliest and final poems), and late (written within 1 year of suicide) poems....
In general, the results indicate that certain features of poetry may be associated with suicide. Most intriuging was the combined linguistic evidence to support a social integration approach. That is, the suicide group's poetry contained more first-person singular self-references throughout their careers.
The suicide group used a significantly higher percentage of sexual words throughout all phases of their careers.