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(8/5/2014 9:58:00 AM)
Another significant thing you must know and remember if you write poetry is meter. You need to know the basics of meter, which is based on syllables, emphasized and not emphasized. The basic building block is an " iamb" , a word that begins with a non emphasized and ends with an emphasized syllable, the beat reads: duh-DUH. Example: awake, abuse, afraid, etc..you can hear that duh-duh. I cannot go into depth here on all the acceptable forms of meter and substitutions. You must be aware of the beat of your lines, is it a-b beat or perhaps an a-b-b-c beat?In essence, you must study meter to master the craft!
(8/5/2014 9:37:00 AM)
People tend to just put the first word that comes to their mind in the poem. Never accept just any word, always search for the perfect word that best says what you want to say and at the same time one that will creates imagery and paint a picture in readers mind. Don't just put anything out there for readers to read, give them your best. Poetry is about the best words in their best order.
(8/3/2014 9:30:00 PM)
This is wonderful! It is interesting the way you manage to maintain that consistent 'eed' rhyme. The rhyme scheme is a simplistic end rhyme but this is no simple poem, this is a very powerful poem with a very powerful and significant message relative to life. I like the flow, sentence structure and word choice which brings out the message with clarity. This poem speaks volume, keep writing.