I do my best not to. I feel that when poetry is corrected, the power behind the moment is taken away.
I normally don't pay attention to punctuation. The line breaks do the trick.
Of course! Punctuation should be a part if the poem.
A poet should never underestimate the power of punctuation. A dash, a comma, a colon ... and ellipse.. parenthesis, they all carry meaning and add to the power of the words they enclose. They are responsible for the flow of the poem, the breaks, the sighs, the breaths, the anticipation, the proclamations, the questions, and endings.
Every good poet will use punctuation properly to help establish the flow of the poem.
I never look for punctuation, nor do I edit. There are many poets who don't bother with punctuation, they just let it flow. When I write poetry I may add a period if I think the reader should marinate on the thought, or I will breeze thru and add the period at the end...for affect.
Poetry is something so uniquely personal that it is above correction. It would be like critiquing a sneeze or editing a cough. Poetry, if it's done right, pure and true - comes from the soul. Who are we to edit someone's soul?
Poetry can be as real as a touch or it can transcend all logic. Poetry, just is.
It depends on the poem, the shape, the form, the style, the preferation of the writer,...
I use punctuation as a guide for the reader to better know how it intended to flow, so yes. Punctuation is something I observe.
It does depend on the poem. Punctuation in a poem can, in some instances, be the poem! &$%! Okay, so that was my attempt at humor, but seriously, punctuation in a poem can be out of place and still be right where it is needed.
by Audrey Selig6 years ago
How could the poet E E Cummins attain fame with deliberate punct, spelling, and grammar errors?
by Escobana5 years ago
Would you keep on reading if a poem rhymes or doesn't it matter to you at all?I feel some poems, don't read as easy as the ones that rhyme, especially when it's more of a blog/letter/message to express some sort of...
by samboiam8 years ago
I have recently started dabbling in poetry. I have found it to be quite therapeutic for me. I asked a fellow hubber who has some professional training in the area of poetry to critique my work and to give me an honest...
by Johly Beichhualai4 years ago
It is true that poetry decline now a days.Modern men have no time to ponder and stare. We still have our saddest thought but not our sweetest song. The so called hip-hop culture has completely destroyed our...
by surfeitt5 weeks ago
I am hoping to receive a post from each poet on Hubpages so that I may read your work and follow you.Thanks,Surfeitt
by Cathy6 years ago
In regard to reading poetry, what method do you use to critique a poem?Do you look for the poetic elements? Do you look for a literal meaning? Do you judge it according to its story?
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