Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(5/19/2005 11:10:00 AM)
I think defining the 'music' of a free verse poem is elusive. You can point to things like use of alliterations or a pattern of accented and unaccented syllables. But ultimately it's hard to break down what makes a musical poem musical. I think a poem that is clever, has an interesting or unusual outlook, and employs an economy of words, creates its own music.