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longte
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0 posted 04-11-2005 06:32 AM       View Profile for longte   Email longte   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for longte


Very new to writen poetry so please don't laugh too loud

In recited or verbal poetry the reader can use pauses inflections etc to give greater or less
emphasis to different parts of a poem as required

In writen poetry we can use commas and what else??

What can we use to give the [pregnant pause]
type effect?

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1 posted 04-11-2005 07:08 PM       View Profile for Cloud 9   Email Cloud 9   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cloud 9

O.k. so I am going to ask....what is "pregnant pause"?

Is it when your pregnant and the more months that go by, the less brain cells you have? Therefore your forever loosing your train of thought when explaining something..Did anyone experience this?
longte
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2 posted 04-11-2005 07:41 PM       View Profile for longte   Email longte   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for longte

Sorry must only be an Australian expression

Simply means a longer pause than normal

The King of dragons lived for years
You are now inside his tears
As you roll down from his eye
Wonder,,,,,What makes a Dragon cry

That sort of pause
It does give a totally different inflection to that piece
But what is the correct way to show it??

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3 posted 04-12-2005 04:32 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Smiling at this...

[Pregnant] Pauses can be achieved by ellipses...

or            spacing

something to give the reader
an intentional bit of            space,
or a drop

                  in


                               time

and if you are wondering "how did she achieve this?" just click on the blue and white notepad directly above the post which will take you into the edit feature.  You can then see how things are spaced out.

Me?  I LOVE pregnant pauses...

and ellipses!
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4 posted 04-12-2005 07:22 PM       View Profile for Cloud 9   Email Cloud 9   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cloud 9

I see! Thanks
longte
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5 posted 04-12-2005 07:45 PM       View Profile for longte   Email longte   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for longte

Thanks
I might be able to attempt to get it right now
peter

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6 posted 04-23-2005 09:39 AM       View Profile for Laoha   Email Laoha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Laoha

en...

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