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Great Poets

PoetryHistorical / Poetic Documentaries

Poetry uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language such as:

  • phonaesthetics,
  • sound symbolism, and
  • metre to evoke meanings.

This communication style dates back to the Epic of Gilgamesh, from the 3rd millennium BC.

Wyntersea’s collection of poetic documentaries takes the viewer into the lives of various poets and the regions where they were born, lived and where they died. While on a journey through these historic landmarks, one is exposed to a part of the poet’s lives and the effects that their works had on the world, all the while examining how their own worldly experiences shaped their poetry into the great works that are appreciated  today.

The narrator takes the viewer back to the region of each author and the poet’s words are heard while a beautiful panorama unfolds before the viewer’s eyes. Learn how each of them, in their own way, changed the way in which poetry was written, while gaining  a better understanding of the author’s innermost feelings  and how each poet saw the world and their place in it.

Poems are composed by grouped sets of lines called stanzas. As writers we have to acknowledge that stanzas come in many forms and shapes. Two-lined stanzas are called couplets.

Basic Forms of poetry are:

  • Lyric poetry,
  • Narrative poetry and
  • Descriptive poetry.

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