Your chain of logic has an excluded middle in the midst of one of the syllogisms.
Yeah Bob, I thought I missed a step or two. I haven't done these in a hundred years lol
In fact both free verse and formal verse are verse that has form.
Yeah Bob,,,,,,I thought that was what I said, but I think you mean this in a slightly
different way than I do. Free verse is a poetry form that is free from syllabic verse
but it still has its own conventions and that makes it a poetry form.
Hi moonbeam - When I use form to mean poetry is a form of art. I am using a
general term. When I say that a poetry form has nothing to do with wether a
poem is art I am referring to the form specific (Poetry forms)
Hi Brad - you're right there is a confusion of what is good based on genre when
actually the genre has nothing to do with it.
As far as what is free verse structure, In the sense that all poetry forms have
rules and conventions that distingush one form from another makes free verse
another poetry form.
To say that free verse is a better poetry form than structured verse is like saying
that a Ford is better than a Chevy. One guy could buy a Ford that is not a lemon, and
another could buy a Chevy that is a lemon, but that doesn't make a Ford
better than a Chevy. It only means that the one vehicle (and only that one vehicle)
was better constructed than the other.
The main function of any vehicle is to get from point A to point B and if both the
Ford and the Chevy do that, then all one could say is that the Ford and the Chevy
are similar and serve a similar purpose, but different. Anything other than that is
just an opinion.