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Favorite poetry type?

  1. chrissie123 profile image59
    chrissie123posted 8 years ago

    Mine is free verse. What is yours?

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      PirateGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Prose but I am your biggest fan !

    2. lbtrader profile image61
      lbtraderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How can you use an avatar like that...

      Mine is poeisis..why does such a word that was once a dreamers reality suddenly become a mere suffix as in erythropoiesis....

      Poiesis is to poetics what Plato is to science....

      figure that!!!

  2. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago


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    reconciled heartposted 8 years ago


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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    what is Haiku

  5. Pearldiver profile image85
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    It is Japanese verse in just three lines. Both Tantrum & I write it.  But the objective is to paint a picture in 17 syllables. So it depends on word strength and mix.

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      so is it hard to do

  6. Shalini Kagal profile image80
    Shalini Kagalposted 8 years ago

    the sonnet

  7. AnneB profile image60
    AnneBposted 8 years ago

    Freeverse i like to write it how ever it comes

  8. arunjain1989 profile image54
    arunjain1989posted 8 years ago

    free verse with lot of rhymes!!

  9. dutchman1951 profile image59
    dutchman1951posted 8 years ago

    I love free verse with implied rhyme writen in.
    a Hint of Meter with a free mind writing loose.

    Jon in Nashville

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    LEWJposted 8 years ago

    When once I think upon it
    I'm sure I like the sonnet
    I honor all the rest
    But rhyming is the best
    Since I've so often done it

  11. patful profile image59
    patfulposted 8 years ago

    LEWJ--you took what I was going to say! The limerick. I majored in English, read lots of sonnets, but the limerick is the most fun.

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      LEWJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, patful, I think rhyming's a lotta fun for light verse and can be a very powerful ally for serious poetry.     American and English literature are full of precious examples smile

  12. archdaw profile image58
    archdawposted 8 years ago

    I just did my first one.  I don't know what it is, free verse or lymric, but it was heartfelt from true life experiance.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Sometimes I'm partial to the one that goes, 'Thirty days hath September'...it really tells you something.

  14. annie laurie profile image78
    annie laurieposted 8 years ago

    I have no idea I have only ever written poetry since I came to hubpages five weeks ago and I am only calling it poetry because some of the wonderful hubbers that have been kind enough to leave some comments have said that it is poetry. I have always said that I can't write poetry but five weeks ago I thought that I would just give it a try. I don't have any experience with poetry and before hubpages most of the poetry that I read was just too deep for me to understand. In the past I have read what people said about some of the poems that I have read and I just couldn’t see or understand how they saw all the things that they had seen in the poem.  When I have to choose a category not really knowing what it is I write what category I choose is really pot luck.

    The first poem I wrote I just copied the category of a friend’s poetry hub and that was so not right that I went back and chose something else which in all likelihood is still not right. All that being said I have been absolutely bowled over by the fact that I have been able to write something that has at least pleased me, and I have found that I can write in this way.

    What I have written may not be good or interesting to anyone else but at least it has given me a real sense of achievement. I seem to write the same kind of way each time at least I think I do so if anyone can let me know what kind I write I would be grateful to know, that is if it has a name at all.lol

    I don’t mind criticism if it is constructive but please be gentle as I am only just taking my first tentative steps and can be easily crushed.