Using Repetition and Alliteration to Orchestrate a Brilliant Ballad

When we think about the fantasy genre, our minds’ search engines typically conjure up epic, lengthy narratives about knights and their escapades. In reality, the land of the quotidian, we have to satisfy our hunger for imaginative escape through fantasy novels. Poetry is unrelated, right? Poetry, in many ways, is the art of the everyday—pondering and appreciating life’s little details. How can the art of the fantastic and the art of the everyday relate? I don’t claim to provide a comprehensive answer to this question here. However, fantasy and poetry (the otherworldly and the everyday) do embrace each other,...

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