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Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:24 pm
Galatea says...



Words of Poetry. Terms necessary to produce well written poetry and knowning WHY it is good.

This Week's Word:

enjambement
n : the continuation of one conceit (idea) onto a second line
in order to place emphasis on a certain word or idea within
that conceit.

This is a hard concept for some students of poetry to grasp, expecially when they're so used to breaking lines where there ought to be punctuation. A reader will always place a mental emphasis on a word that ends a line. If that word is particularly significant to the overall meaning of the poem, then the reader will almost undboutedly remember it. Enjambement is a great tool for the poet, but be careful not to over use it or you'll end up sounding like Mr. Will Shatner!

"She
can't hold much
longer!
I
need
more power!"
Sing lustily and with a good courage. Beware of singing as if you were half dead, or half asleep; but lift up your voice with strength.




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Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:22 pm
Sam says...



hey I have to remember that...lol
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Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:32 am
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This weeks word is plagiarism

plagiarism
n 1: a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else
and is presented as being your own work
2: the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as
if they were your own
(from dict.org)

DON'T DO IT. Works published on the internet still count. Stealing is stealing. Use your own creativity, not someone elses.
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Redfang18 says...



I have a great weakness for rhyming poetry, but can do a killer Hiaku. What do you suggest I do with my rhyming poetry problem?
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