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  1. #111
    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    One thing you have done, Rob. Added another word to my knowledge of words that have no known rhyme; requiem.
    So although it may be the last word in one sense it isn't likely to be the last word in a poem. What a poetic thought.

    P.S.

    Here's another one.

    She recited Jack's requiem
    In a veil wiv a lacy 'em,
    But wiv Jack lately dead
    She then shacked up wiv Fred,
    So Jack's brother shot both of 'em.
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    Question. In prose it's show don't tell; active not passive; etc. What rules of prose apply to poetry? Does poetic license exist and if so what does it allow one to do? Does poetry have it's own unique rules?
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  3. #113
    Firstly I would disagree with 'rules', there are techniques which are frequently used and generally effective, but don't rule anything out in prose.

    The rules which apply to poetry depend on which sort of poetry; the poetic form. It is worth learning about metrical feet of various sorts as an introduction.
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    Olly - it isn't perfect, but one could use a twist and end with "ahem".

    However, I can't come up with anymore than that right now. boo me...... would that I would be clever today, but sadly that isn't in the cards

  5. #115
    Quote Originally Posted by Pelwrath View Post
    Question. In prose it's show don't tell; active not passive; etc. What rules of prose apply to poetry? Does poetic license exist and if so what does it allow one to do? Does poetry have it's own unique rules?
    The rules are only in your head, as you choose them. If you choose to write a sonnet you abide by certain rules, fourteen lines in iambic pentameters, split into three parts, a particular rhyming scheme, you know the form. However, you can write a poem in any form you choose, it doesn't even have to make sense, look at 'Howl' or 'Jabberwocky'. Same goes for prose, if you want to write a particular type of story you can choose to write in a particular way, or choose to write on a well known theme. But, poetry or prose, these are all choices, not rules.

    Looking for overall rules is a good way of adopting other people's restrictions and strangling your creativity; applying your own restrictions can be stimulating. That is why I can start a thread like 'The rules and regulations' denying rules, and also the 'Limerick' thread as a fun introduction to the pleasure of creating in a formal poetic form.
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