The research phase of creating a new infographic design can be both maddening and delightful. In the case of this latest addition to our poetry infographics collection at Tweetspeak, I not only had to study up on the poetic form known as the pantoum (the maddening part, because I’m not much for form poetry), but I also spent a Saturday afternoon watching Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin in the 1925 silent movie version of The Phantom of the Opera (the delightful part, except where I cried).
Movie-going legend has it that when Christine tore off Erik’s mask, 1920s audiences screamed, fainted, and even trampled one another to get out of the theatre, never having “glutted their souls” on something so awful as sight of Lon Chaney’s gruesome Phantom unmasked.
Anyway. Stop on over to Tweetspeak Poetry for the best in poetry and poetic things, and a look at our (not so scary) Pantoum of the Opera infographic. Erik and Christine’s handy guide to how to write a pantoum will have you bringing down the chandelier in no time.