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Can a modern-era writer "invent" a form of poetry?

  1. stanwshura profile image76
    stanwshuraposted 5 years ago

    Can a modern-era writer "invent" a form of poetry?

    Can one actually deliberately seek, and by self-assessment, achieve a genuinely original form(at) of poetry that is not contrived and superficial, and has, to put it ever so high brow, literary merit?  Is this a false muse and/or a mere academic exercise.  Form does help this writer focus, but is all I've done here give myself a template for my own discipline or what?

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    ViolinByCourtneyposted 5 years ago

    I think it is safe to assume that there are likely an infinite number of rhythmic patterns in which poetry could be written. However, I would think that in order to have literary merit, the pattern would have to follow the accented syllables in everyday speech so that someone could discern the pattern by reading rather than having to listen to a poem before they could properly read it.

  3. ajwrites57 profile image85
    ajwrites57posted 5 years ago

    There are an astounding amount of poetic forms: Ghazal--which I just discovered today, Haiku, Tanka, Villanelle and on and on. A variation of any of these or creation of a new rhyming pattern is possible. Rap (which I am not particularly fond of) can be classified as a new form of poetry, in my opinion. I think dedication, creativity and imagination can yield amazing results! Go for it!

 
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