does rhyming/lyrical poetry lost their charm?with all the freeverse ruling the market today?
I do not believe lyrical poetry has lost its charm. I personally write a lot of it myself.
If it has...it is because people have not used the "lyrical charm" in poetry to its' full extent!
Certain publishers of poetry - poetry journals, etc. - and other members of the poetry establishment do frown on poetry that uses a rhyme scheme. However, rhyming within poems - cross rhyming, etc. - is still fine.
Rhyme scheme is really not a criteria for judging a poem today.
Lyricism is still valued, but not as a genre of poetry, that is as "Lyric Poetry". The 'music' within poetry is a very important factor in a poem's impact, however, and publishers do take notice of factors like rhythm and lyracism.
No...... As a matter of fact ryhming poetry is at the heart of the music industry's all time best sellers and will continue to be for a very long time. I can tell you this from a very secure and personal standpoint.
Absolutely not! I think as far as poetry goes..anything goes. There are so many different ways to express yourself that rhyming and lyrical poetry will always have a place in this world. Just check out some of my hubs and you will see. : ) Never lose faith in poetry... although one form may be more popular than another one, just look up that other form and you will see there are still tons of people who write that way.
All my poetry is in the lyrical format. I feel that it truly expresses more than any other form. Just because you have to widen your vocabulary to find the fitting words to speak your mind, it doesn't mean that it loses its charm. Its only a challenge to see how creative you are....I love poetry in all forms. I just think lyrical is far more creative and stimulating to the senses.
It will never lose its charm regardless of its status within the market. It will stay alive in some way, continue to breathe somehow.
poetry has always presented itself in a variety of formats, and as long as it makes sense, i guess anything goes
I think a lot of people look down on rhythmic poetry as immature or outdated, but tastes fluctuate fairly rapidly. I think it's a societal phase...
This seems to always be a contentious issue. A good test is to figure out if your poem resembles a Hallmark card. If the answer is yes, then the poem is not charming, but boring. If you write sonnets, understand that your poems are more nostalgic then charming. I always can't help but think of nursery rhymes whenever I read a rigidly composed lyrical poem.
It is easy to follow in the steps of others, take for example the success of teenie-pop stars who continue to regurgitate the same message to the same beat and are still successful. If you feel that this somehow vindicates you, keep in mind that most listeners are pre-adolescents. Seek to step outside the bounds of the iambic pentameter. I have heard many spoken word poets use rhymes with great success to change the rythmn and twist the words into something you think you heard some time before but then the tempo shifts and that moment is gone like how final notes are only echoes of a song.
Rhyming, unfortunately, is alive and well. My challenge to poets here would be to find the rhyme in smaller segments of a word. Do not make the rhyme so obvious. Attempt to rhyme some syllables, or maybe try a glottal or two. Read some Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, and Jack Gilbert to get a different perspective of what poetry can be, outside the box.
Here is one of those
"If you write sonnets, understand that your poems are more nostalgic then charming. I always can't help but think of nursery rhymes whenever I read a rigidly composed lyrical poem."
that mrpotavin was talking about:
THE SPIRIT OF EL PASO
Let our Experience Specialist make your stay unforgettable.-Holiday Inn Airport, El Paso
She was just sitting there with her laptop
computer. “You from out of town?” I said.
“I’m from right here,” she smiled. “I need to shop
for groceries.” To help, she turned her head
and searched on her computer, and found two
food stores. “Can I help you with anything
else?” I found out that she was staff and knew
how to “make your stay unforgettable.”
The Western ambiance, the fine frescos,
the free breakfast, the table tops of glass,
the concierge executive repast,
the Mariachi band, the Salsa Class,
the fast response to all exigencies;
were all unforgettable memories.
Copyright Thomas Newton, 2009
It hasn't lost its charm. It is much more difficult to write. So the massed of untalented don't like it and do free verse instead.
Each type of poetry has a specific audience with specific tastes. Whether it's the rhyming couplets of John Keats, the specialized verbiage of Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, the eccentricity of E. E. Cummings, the repetition of Marvin Bell's Being in Love, or the sonnets of Shakespeare, each poet and poetry form has an audience. For this reason, I don't think any type of poetry will ever really lose its charm because there will always be someone who desires it.
I personally have no interest whatsoever in free-form. There are very few that I have even read all the way through because they don't flow the way lyrical poems do. They are just tedious and awkward to me. No offense to free-formers. I'm sure there are some good ones out there, I just haven't seen one yet.
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