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you won't need a hearse or a nurse

but you will feel better about fixed verse :)

Like music, poetry has many rhythm forms. Poetry uses forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretation to words or to evoke emotive responses.

Specific poetic forms have been developed by many cultures. In more developed, closed or "received" poetic forms, the rhyming scheme, meter and other elements of a poem are based on sets of rules, ranging from the relatively loose rules that govern the construction of an elegy to the highly formalized structure of the villanelle.

The more one understands versification (principles and practice of writing verse) the more one is likely to appreciate poetry and in particular the intimate relationship between its form and its content.

What a poem says or means is the result of how it is said.

Come join me, and have some fun with poetic styles, in my upcoming workshop on formed verse – fixed verse is not a curse’. We will examine various poetic forms, the purpose for which they were developed, and how the different forms work to best present different messages.

Looking forward to seeing you there

love judy


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