Poetry forms and us

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  1. ShubeyThePoet profile image61
    ShubeyThePoetposted 6 years ago

    Hello poetic community!
    As some of you already know, I am new to Hubages and I'm a poet. One of the biggest things that sit on my mind as a poet is "what type of poetry do I write?" For the longest time i've felt so ignorant about not knowing my style and it still bothers me until I find out.

    I feel like I could be a free verse poet but then again, I feel like I have another style that i'm missing.
    Does anybody know what I could do specifically besides studying ALL the poetry forms and trying to compare them to my poems? Or is that my only solution?  Your comments are appreciated!!

  2. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    Forget all the forms and even that it is poetry. Just write and see what comes out, what you feel. Then maybe after, put it in some form.

  3. ShubeyThePoet profile image61
    ShubeyThePoetposted 6 years ago

    thanks for the comment and I hear ya!
    I break my poems into stanzas while im writing them.
    But as far as specific form of the dome I couldn't tell you..

  4. Alana Warren profile image60
    Alana Warrenposted 6 years ago

    I think the best way in which to approach poetry is to write what flows naturally and what comes from the heart. Many people dont define a diffinitive style straight away and sometimes too control what you intend to write can create more restricted and limited material. Find what comes best to you, and it will indeed be your inspiration for gaining confidence in the future. Overtime you may find what style and form is present in your work, but I think a great deal of poetry is formed purely from the soul.

    1. ShubeyThePoet profile image61
      ShubeyThePoetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the advice Alana! Again I agree with you, I just get bothered not knowing specifically at times but I have hope that it'll come to me!

  5. know one profile image59
    know oneposted 6 years ago

    I'm happy I never learnt 'proper' forms. My friend tried to teach me a couple of years ago and it just wasn't me to write from within those boxes. If it appears to be a poem to me then it IS a poem. I don't care about the official meter, number of lines, syllable count (with the exception of haiku, which I love, and try very hard to adhere to the formal rules) etc. :-)

    I like to include rhyme because it can aid the flow and rhythm but I TRY to make the rhyme 'disappear' into the poem. One of the techniques I like is to structure the poem according to the intensity of the emotion. If its a tumbling sort of emotion then I structure the poem so the words tumble when you read them. If its an accusatory poem I make it sharp, maybe with with line breaks to seperate out the accusations. If I don't want the reader to draw breath until the end I make it read that way. If I want time to be spent on the poem I use longer words, maybe less common words, to slow things down. If I want it to sting, I make it short and not at all sweet. I also like to employ a loop back to the beginning or provide some form of conclusion (sometimes as a 'twist'). But at the same time, I don't want any of it to be all that obvious!

    The most important thing is that you deliver the true meaning and emotion of the poem. It's why poetry gets read by real people.

  6. ShubeyThePoet profile image61
    ShubeyThePoetposted 6 years ago

    Know one,

    thanks for your comment, I agree with you on many of your points.
    I often don't try to rhyme in my poetry if I don't feel that it's there.
    Poetry just has that feeling and if you know that you should'nt rhyme
    then don't force it. I also try to include a "twist" in most of my poems.
    But most of the time I just go with my gut, so that's only once in a while.
    The pause idea is excellent and I can relate to you when I say I do the same.
    Keep up the good work! and come visit some of my hubs sometime smile


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