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[*] Post 378774 posted on 3-6-2009 at 08:37 Reply With Quote
The Rules of Poetry

Nimuae posted a link to a poetry site that sets out to help 'would-be' poets by publishing a list of definitions of the various recognised forms of poetry:-

For those of you who may be interested in the 'rules' of poetry, I have always found this site to be a great help:-


and here are a few more that may be useful:-




Having had a look, although I think the links are quite useful, I also almost regret bringing the subject up because it could be quite daunting.

I can understand that some people might choose to set out on an academic analysis of poetry but I, personally, feel that this is a clinical approach that is almost the antithesis of the concept of what poetry is or should be - in my opinion.

Now, I have quoted Nimuae's post here with the intention of asking for it to be turned into a "sticky" for future reference rather than working its way down the forum and being lost like water passing under the bridge of time on its way to the great ocean of infinity.

But dont let it put you off.
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[*] Post 378776 posted on 3-6-2009 at 08:51 Reply With Quote

Thanks Nimuae and JL. I'll take a look but I do know what you mean by daunting and clinical. I'm of your opinion.
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[*] Post 378777 posted on 3-6-2009 at 08:55 Reply With Quote

I am afraid I use my own rules when thinking up a poem, I just write down what comes into my head.
I think if I had to stick to rules of any kind, it would put me off and take the fun out of it.
John, is there a rule that says that you cant use the word "Meeted"?.....:D
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