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Gulsher John Gulsher John Male, 69, Pakistan (10/7/2013 12:40:00 PM)

Thank you JC, you have the authority to claim so...
But i wish u could say few good words too that what make us to verse rhythmatically?
Is melody and meter be the part of self expression: complement of it?
Is it our cognitive faculty to share our feelings in a certain pattern i.e. a poem?
If i m not wrong Coleridge have said about primary and secondry fancies or imaginations.
It is said that most of the Plato's work are prose poetry.

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  • Rookie - 592 Points Jefferson Carter (10/7/2013 3:58:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    John, I'm not sure what you're getting at. I don't like contemporary formal poetry because most of it seems reactionary, dated, and stiff, formal meaning a poem with traditional rhyme scheme and meter. I suppose any single line of free verse could seem to have a meter (a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables) of sorts. but meter is usually there throughout the formal poem. Most of the bad PH formal poem writers can rhyme (who can't?) but they distort and lose the meter. In any kind of good poem, all parts move together harmoniously, like a tiger in its pelt.

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