The literary world of poetry embraces a broad spectrum of writing styles and structural format. Amoung the varied genres of poetic verse there is a diverse range of considerations regarding the composition of poems.
In Wikipedia’s article on Poetry a thorough examination of poetry as an art form is extended with respect to its history, aesthetic and rhyming qualities, forms and conventions, interpretations and devices that evoke emotions. Poetry on the surface may seem anywhere between relatively simple to highly complex with particular attention in its composition being paid to its timing, tone and pitch, metrical rhyme, grammatical structure, rhyming scheme, alliteration, assonance and consonance.
Amoung the more traditional forms of poetry are rhyming poems. In Kenney Myers’ blog “10 Reasons Poems Don’t Always Need To Rhyme” the author presents an interesting analogy of the current day implications of publishing poetry that rhymes, potential association, perceptions of predictability, conveyance of emotion, poetic flow, sincerity, meaning interpretation, awkwardness and potential reader distraction.
While rhyme in poetry amoung contemporary writings continues to have its popularity there is varied opinion and valuation of rhyming verse in today’s writings vs. the increasingly popular freestyle compositions which are seen to invoke a great sense of association and emotion by many poets of current day. Enthusiasts of poetry share a love and respect for contemporary and the more traditional forms of poetic verse and the merit of the many styles and formats developed over centuries continues to be celebrated globally.
As an art form this poet endeavors always to embrace those poetic legends of historic eras while at the same time celebrating the more contemporary styling of more recent authors of poetry. Effective application of rhyme poetry is a challenging and fulfilling exercise for any writer of the day and reflects the cornerstones of poetic verse so often emulated to this day.
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