Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rhyme & Metre


Some people dislike poems that don’t rhyme for much the same reasons that they dislike hoodies with studs in their noses. Both seem to pose a vague threat to social order. Rhyme in poetry, like metre and rhythm, reflects a sense of balance and symmetry; to banish it, as a lot of modern poetry does, may seem like opening the floodgates to anarchy. Start off with free verse and you end up with free love.Consider this couplet from the 18th-century poet Alexander Pope...

5 comments:

The Totton Linnet said...

I tried replying before and was blocked, I try to keep rhyme, metre I've let go a little, I find them to be challenges to creativity, although I recognize that of themselves they do not constitute poetry-beauty of thought-I am not over keen on dark poetry, but each to their own I guess. oh to touch

Amin said...

OH,I do not know what is this.
You mean about poetry?

Kilauea Poetry said...

Yes it is Amin..I wish the language translater helped above (under my header)..

rainfield61 said...

Try to read more about you....

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hey, thanks Rainfields!! I'm having a problem jumping back on the blogging track..I guess I make things more complicated than I should? Anyway..perhaps I'll surprise myself.
Wishing you a wonderful afternoon-

Let's be perfectly clear- the war on free speech is spiritual!