A Study Of
Since poetry has been alive and thriving for so long, is seem superfluous to ask why people should read and study it, but the question must be dealt with because there are so many mis-concepts about poetry. Poetry is seen in many different ways, to some it is an un-important luxury for the 'high brows' who have plenty of time to waste. To others poetry is pleasant rhythmical writing concerned with such controversial matters such as daffodils blowing in the wind. To others still poetry is writing from people when they are in the early stages of adolescent love. There are those too who believe that poetry consists of needlessly obscure verbage. And finally there are those who regard poetry as writing to be read in the same was as the Sunday newspaper.
These views and more are one of the most confusing matters of poetry, but a poem is a piece of writing consisting of flowing themes using images, patterns, sounds, metaphors and similes.
* To write a poem you need to take on a voice other than your own. You need to take on the voice of the main character who could be the enemy, criminal, or an onlooker.
* The major difference between prose and poetry that people often mistake is that poetry needs a flowing pattern. The most obvious form of this would be 'rhyme' but other forms can be used such as repeated words or phrases or the variation of words, phrases, sounds and images. Pattern is the main supporting aspect or poetry that supplies rhythm.
* Sound is an important aspect of poetry, the sounds of the words in patterns is formed by repeated sounds continually in regular intervals.
* The use of METAPHORS and SIMILES to describe sounds is used to create a main pattern in the rhythm.
* Rhythm is the use of patterns, immages, and sounds to create a sense of flowing writing.
* Patterns are the repeated use of sounds, words, or images, placed in the same length gap a number of times.
* Flowing is the use of words and sounds to make the poem fluent.
* Images are the use of sounds and words to create a visual scene.