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|What is the name of this poem format?|
since 1999-08-27Posts 222
I just posted this poem in Teen 5. But I can't figure out the name of the format.
I can't understand
can I succeed
to want to pass
to want to succeed
I can understand
I'm not sure if there is a name but I didn't think I made it up. If someone knows please tell me. I really don't think I could've done this on my own. And I want to be able to give the right person credit if it isn't me. Thanks.
If we're told we're bad, that's the only idea we'll ever have. Maybe if we are surrounded by beauty someday we will become what we see.
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The Lady of Shallot
since 2001-10-03Posts 818
Dear one, this is free verse, if I'm not mistaken. Suggestion if you don't mind?
When writing, pour out the imagery, give the reader a description of the "failure" if you can. Don't just say the word....write it in visual form. The words are all we have on screen, or a book for that matter, make them work for you. Dig into the words, find ones that no one else has used in anything you've read. Forget about ideas and write words-words the reader will never forget, or you hope they won't.
No, it's not easy! NO one said it was!
Free verse is no rhyming, flows down the page, but there is uniformity. Stick with one thought and one metaphor and milk it like cream. There is form in all writing.
Thanks for listening to my 2 cents!
-befriend yourself and you will never be alone-
[This message has been edited by The Lady of Shallot (edited 11-01-2001).]
since 2001-10-27Posts 134
This is more than free verse.
What you have done, it to make the poem read the same from the end to the middle as it did from the start to the middle, but in doing so, it changes and adds to the meaning. Ingenious!
I am not sure if there is a name for what you have done. There is a similar style, called Pantoume, but it is not eactly like this.
Poetry is an expression of feelings. I do not write poems, but rather, the poems use me to write themselves.
[This message has been edited by janmew (edited 11-01-2001).]
since 1999-12-23Posts 185
near Vancouver, BC, Canada
It's a word palindrome.
since 1999-05-20Posts 21191
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
Kevin wins the prize...
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