Tuesday, July 7, 2009

An Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry.

What is Poetry?

"Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns and lyrics." - Wikipedia

Translation: Poetry is an outlet used by a wide variety of individuals to convey emotion. It can be written in many forms and has no set rules or guidelines. This makes it very popular in the sense that just about anyone can write what they want, and how. Many people will argue this, and tell you that Poetry need always have rhyme or rhythm, but that isn't the truth. Yes, it needs to sound pleasing and as long as what you depict comes off to the reader with a sense of meaning, or justifiable feeling, then it has served its' purpose. Read more.

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