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Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop


Workshop for poetry written in traditional forms.
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Sonny Rainshine Male, 64, United States (3/22/2006 12:56:00 PM)

To me, rhyming and metered poetry is not only more fun to read, but to write as well. A whole lot of the poetry of the last ten years or so has been little more than prose with line breaks-no rhyme, and precious little rhythm. It really exercises the brain and expands mastery in our craft when we go back to those tried and true traditional forms of poetry. More and more legitimate critics are arguing that you can't just call anything a poem. And poetry that makes sense only to the person who wrote it? -well, that's a whole 'nother story. Sometimes a 'cozy' traditional poet like Henry W. Longfellow can say more than a hundred post-modernists free-stylers. And Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson can pack a whollop in what at first seems like a simple line. Hooray for rhythm and rhyme!

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  • Nibedita Deb (4/15/2006 12:10:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Yes Stewart. Even I came to think about this very recently....Thax, N.D.

  • Lizzy Tomlinson (3/25/2006 4:34:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Hi. I'm new here and don't know that much about metering of poetry. I love it to rhyme, most poetry in school when I was young rhymed. I think the traditional method of writing poetry is best.

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