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What do the line breaks in poems do?

 
 
The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jan, 2011 09:03 am
@Gargamel,
Thank you so much Gargamel.
Off the top of your head I don't suppose you have an example of a poet being 'too cute with enjambents'?
Lash
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jan, 2011 09:22 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
Oddly, I couldn't find what I was looking for to illustrate line endings that create an image, but maybe if you find some ee cummings...
George
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jan, 2011 09:07 pm
@Lash,
Code:The Mouse's Tale

Fury said to a mouse,
That he met in the
house, 'Let us
both go to law:
I will prosecute
you.-- Come, I'll
take no denial;
We must have
a trial: For
really this
morning I've
nothing to do.'
Said the mouse
to the cur,
'Such a trial,
dear Sir, With
no jury or
judge, would
be wasting
our breath.'
'I'll be
judge, I'll
be jury,'
Said cunning
old Fury:
'I'll try
the whole
cause, and
condemn
you
to
death.'

-- Lewis Carroll
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jan, 2011 10:43 pm
Awesome, George!!
George
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jan, 2011 08:26 am
@Lash,
Ol' Lewis must have given his typesetters fits.
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George
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jan, 2011 08:31 am
. . . and one of my favorites by e.e. cummings

Code: Buffalo Bill's
defunct
who used to
ride a watersmooth-silver
stallion
and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat
Jesus
he was a handsome man
and what i want to know is
how do you like your blueeyed boy
Mister Death
sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jan, 2011 08:48 am
@George,
Love that one.

Gargamel's posts here are fantastic.
Cyracuz
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jan, 2011 09:02 am
I seek answers
But ask no questions
I seek truth
But reveal no lies
But this I seek above all else
Put away all modest requests
Resonance
To all emotions that within me dwell

This one is home made, and I've posted it on a2k before. But if I were to write it out...

I seek answers, but ask no questions.
I seek truth, but reveal no lies....

I am no expert, but when put like that, it feels to me as if the seeking is given a smaller place in the imagery, crowded by the telling of action.

And "resonance". That had to be on a line of it's own, ressonating..

Hope it helped Smile
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George
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jan, 2011 10:38 am
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:
. . . Gargamel's posts here are fantastic.

Second that. Thanks, Gargles!
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