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Will you obey the laws of poetry? Or will you break them beautifully?
So…do you haiku?
A traditional Japanese poetry form characterized by its, ahem, shall we say, poetic brevity?
Share your haiku on An inexhaustible Magic.
There are 3 main types of sonnets: the ghost sonnet, the Petrarchan or Italian sonnet, and the most well-known, the Shakespearean sonnet.
A ghost sonnet consists of:
no set rhyme scheme
10-14 syllables per line
Check out some ghost sonnets.
Though it is not a formal poetry form, we would be remiss if we did not talk about free verse poetry. Free verse poetry is poetry that has no set rhyme scheme, no number of lines to aim for, one does not count the number of syllables. However, this does not mean that rhyme cannot be used or that you, the writer cannot use a certain number of syllables or liens, if you’d like to. Free verse stands for total creative freedom and can present its own challenges despite its lack of literary rules.
You’ve got it. Prose…poem. Prose writers and poets have always viewed themselves at two sides of two different coins, but AIM is here to introduce you to the prose poem.
It sounds very much like its name. It is a poem written in paragraph form. Those are the basics. You use diction, imagery, rhyme, sound, and all of those other wonderful devices intended to separate prose from poetry, but you also use correct grammatical sentence structures. No more line breaks.
We know, we know. This was a tricky form for us to get used to, too. But to help you along, we’ll be listing some works by poets who have mastered the prose poem so that you can have excellent examples to model your writing after.