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Elizabeth
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0 posted 07-25-99 09:03 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

It does not seem to me that free verse is hated-but then, I don't write in said style, so maybe I haven't noticed. While I don't like to write it and admittedly it is harder for me to read (I don't know the reason) it can be every bit as insightful and emotional as a rhyming piece.

The reason I said "can be" in the above paragraph is this reason: Both styles, rhyme and free verse, can be nonsensical, hard-to-understand poetry. A poem I read (not posted in any of these forums, please note) had rhyme and meter (well, it kind of had a meter). However this poem, albeit a rhyming one, didn't make much sense to me. It had been written about a certain person the author knew, and to me it seemed that the author had contradicting feelings on this person. In one stanza, the subject of the poem was the villain, in the middle two they were made to sound just an innocent, hurting soul, and in the last stanza, the person was once again the villain. I was confused, and while I am aware that it is possible for someone to have fluctuating emotions (heaven knows I've felt that way enough!), parts of it made absolutely no sense to me.

I guess what I'm trying to say is: it is not free verse that gets to me. It's what Ron calls "careless poetry". That's a very aptly coined phrase. There are some free-verse poems that are better than some rhyming ones, and vice versa. So don't feel bad, Ladycat. I don't hate you or your poems! I do prefer to write rhyming poetry, and I don't think there is "too much" of either style. I will never get "tired" of rhyming poetry as was suggested in the "Feelings" forum, and I'm not especially sick of free verse either.

Well, thanks in advance to all of those who listened to these reamblings of mine.
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1 posted 07-26-99 12:25 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I, personally, HATE people who hate!
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2 posted 07-26-99 03:21 AM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

I will never get tired of most poems on this site; personally, I think the majority are excellently crafted COMPARED to the rest on the Internet that I've seen.

And there not being too many of one style? Well, I'm the all-go free verser, and Balladeer's the all-go rhymist (but it doesn't mean I can't rhyme!)...... we're just playing with preferences here, not HATRED until anybody chooses to!
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3 posted 07-26-99 07:30 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Exactly so. I personally do not hate or dislike it, just a bit of a problem understanding the concept. I'm getting there though.

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4 posted 07-26-99 10:03 AM       View Profile for anonyogi   Email anonyogi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit anonyogi's Home Page   View IP for anonyogi

You all can hate me, because there are some poems (none here that I have seen as of yet) that I do hate. But if I did hate someone's work I am not cruel enough to blast them, I'd state my opinion tactfully.

Mind you, just because I don't like it doesn't mean it is not a good work. It just means that I, the Anonymous Web Poet, did not like that particular piece. There are works by some of my favorite artists in this and other genres that I hate; I just hate that particular song, but I still adore their overall expression and all of their other work.

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5 posted 07-26-99 01:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Thank you for your replies! I posted this topic after reading DreamEvil's and Ladycat's topics, and decided to [climb on a soapbox] straighten things out as best I could. Thanks for lisrening to my ramblings guys.
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6 posted 07-26-99 06:20 PM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

Wow.. How sweet that you read the other two and then wrote something of your own.. Thank you.. I have to thank everyone for this.. I was jsut trying to find out why free verse was so hated and Dream was trying to find out what is freeverse.. Two questions that seemed to be very hard to answer..
It seems though that everyone got together and had some kind of answer for everything..

I Love All of You Netpoets!!!!!!

Love,
Lady


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