RHYME IN POETRY: TYPES AND USAGE

A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words, most often at the end of lines in poems and songs. Simply put, it is the agreement of sound between words or the endings of words, especially when these are used at the ends of lines of...

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ART, EXPRESSION AND ENVIRONMENT

Subject matter does not concoct poetry — imaginably derisive to structure, it could evolve itself into a strange genre — the expression is what raises the subject to a poetic level. And in giving expression to his theme, the poet must make a vigorous search for fresh language and original...

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ONOMATOPOEIA: NAMING SOUND FOR POETRY

Onomatopoeia, by strict definition, is a word which imitates the natural sounds of a thing and creates a sound effect that mimics the thing (sound) being described, thereby making the description more expressive and interesting. Simply put, in layman’s language, it is the use of words — such as ‘gring/ring’...

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DEFINING POETRY: WORD PROPHETS AND THEIR SPIRITS

Poetry is a product of mental digestion — an evidence of consciousness, because the poet writes what is heard, seen, felt, perceived, foreseen or hoped. Thus, a poet is an individual of many perceptive tentacles, expressing ‘creatively’. Frankly speaking, no ingredient of life is rejected in the kitchen of the...

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