Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(8/31/2013 11:18:00 AM)
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Linda, there's more to formal poetry than rhyme; there's also something called meter, about which this poet hasn't the foggiest idea. I know the poem is meant as a joke. I do enjoy well-written joke poems, but in this case, the form of the poem itself is a bad joke. To you, writing formal poetry may seem boldly rebellious these days, but writing BAD formal poetry is the first resort of those wannabes who write poetry but don't read it. Sort of like you.
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