Tag: poetic form

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Most formal or traditional poetry is written in metered verse. So, what exactly is being measured, and how? The answer to that tends to depend on the language and time period. For a simplified set of examples, the ancient forms of the languages Greek and Sanskrit had a different idea of long and short vowels […]

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This will be the first in a weekly series presenting poetic forms from around the world and throughout history. We will start on forms that are easy for anyone to try and work our way up to incorporate more complex ideas and requirements until we get to the truly and obnoxiously stupid forms that proved […]

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Here in the West, and especially in ’Murica, people not steeped in a deep knowledge of poetry often think of poetry, “I know it when I hear or read it!” Parts of what they expect are the mnemonic devices and forms that have developed over the centuries that have worked well in the English language. […]

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I have a great deal of knowledge about poetic form. For me, poetic forms are a class of mental gymnastics. There is great satisfaction in conquering a poetic form, to find its best uses, its strengths, its weaknesses, the best starting point for the form. For instance, a haiku is a great form for conveying […]

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Ask the Expert Series: A Conversation on Poetry

 

Ricochetti Concretevol came up with the idea to start a conversation where he would share his expertise: Concrete Questions Conversation. His real purpose was to attempt to claim the prize for worst poster when the contest rolls around next year, but he wound up starting a fascinating thread. It’s also a fascinating idea for a conversation. We have so much expertise gathered on Ricochet from a wide variety of fields of endeavor. So, I thought it would be fun for those who can to share their expertise.

Like many Ricochetti, I have several areas of expertise. But most of them are shared by several other people on Ricochet. For instance, we have many published authors here, so questions on the general topic of writing could be answered by many here as Aaron proved in his Fictional Advice for Fictional Authors conversation. Corporate governance might be another expertise that is easy to find on Ricochet. Many lawyers deal with the topic. Many of our members have surely also been on boards of commercial, non-profit, or governmental corporations. While they may not have abstracted the experiences in quite the way I have, if a question were put out on the subject, there might be a dozen or more answers available immediately. Some of my other areas of consulting expertise might be scarcer on the ground at Ricochet, but how many people are likely to have questions involving process management or data modeling? Of the things I know that there is a remote chance that people may have some curiosity about, the only thing left would be poetry. This includes poetic structures, meter, rhyme, rhythm, the prosody of many nations, and all those things we are supposed to believe disappeared in a free verse post-modernist world. If you have questions about how to write a better poem, how to approach a form, how to do anything regarding poetry, share the questions here and I shall try to answer them comprehensibly.