What makes great poetry?

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  1. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    What makes great poetry?

    What do you believe, in a general sense?

  2. manlypoetryman profile image75
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    Q. What makes great poetry?

    A. Getting into your words...and trying your very best to make them have a meaning that others can relate to. Poetry is a great way to make an impact with what you would like to say by using very precise and carefully chosen words. Poetry has been handed down as a form of Art...by many talented people...over the centuries. It has a unique way of telling a tale...or highlighting a point that someone is trying to craft into the most organized of words. A Picture Portrait in the form...of well selected words. For this and many fine examples...Go see some of Pearldiver's works...Cheers, Mate!

  3. Sonya L Morley profile image60
    Sonya L Morleyposted 6 years ago

    I can only speak for what turns me on about poetry:  which is that little jump of recognition I feel when I read something of beauty, power and truth as I see it.  In a nutshell.

  4. Trionoide profile image60
    Trionoideposted 6 years ago

    The ability to use words to conjure up imagery and emotion that will entice readers into
    the story portrayed; that in turn allows them to relate to the poem within the concept of their own reality, experiences and emotions. I have always found that poetry can motivate and inspire. From childhood onwards my favourite poet has been W.B. Yeats.

  5. alekhouse profile image84
    alekhouseposted 6 years ago

    To me, a great poem is original, contains interesting and appropriate imagery, and has some sort of structure, rhythm and flow. The language is descriptive, the mood is unique, and It definitely evokes an emotional or intellectual response.

  6. Randy Behavior profile image73
    Randy Behaviorposted 6 years ago

    For me it is when a poet can paint pictures on my brain, make me feel, and delight my tongue when read aloud.

  7. savanahl profile image67
    savanahlposted 6 years ago

    Great poetry evokes strong emotions in your readers. It makes a reader stop and think. It's open to different interpretations. It leaves you wanting more.

  8. Matt Stan profile image60
    Matt Stanposted 6 years ago

    What everybody else said ... and (for my personally) rhyme and rhythm. It isn't necessary but it is what often defines poetry/ makes it fun to read and write.


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