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Cobra
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I think that rhyming poems are real good. They sound nice, but it seems like there's limits to the wording. Free-writing doesn't sound as... COOL as rhyme, but it gives the writer more freedom to express themselves. What do you think?
Robin
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1 posted 08-10-99 01:56 PM       View Profile for Robin   Email Robin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robin

It's an age old discussion, the relative merits of free-writing and rhyme. I find that my preference depends very much on my mood at any one time, and also the mood evoked by the words. Even within free writing, I always strive to maintain a rhythm which has as much to do with the poem's meaning as the words themselves.
Whereas rhyme is technically more challenging, having to fit into more rules, I often find that it gives an unsuitable, child-like feeling to my work. It is very hard to work in rhyme and avoid slipping into a dum-de-dum rhythm. Frequent breaks in the poem help, and can make a balance, but on the whole, I'm a free writing person.
poetFemmeFatale
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You guys will get a bang out of "Hope I'm not being obnoxious here.." it'a along this same theme, and wowee did it stir up some feelings! Go there and read.....you'll enjoy...

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"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

 
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