Why should you write in a box?
Because they're pretty?
Maybe this one.
Now you may think I'm going to teach you how to write in a box, and I am, but I am not fully adjusted to the new normal so it may look like I'm talking about something else.
People do talk you know, they whisper behind your back and say nasty things.
The most common type of poetry is the couplet.
"I'm a poet and I know it". It's simple, it's short, and it rhymes.
There are other forms of organization, Alliteration and Assonance. Heh, heh. He said Ass.
And Kossonance. Did I spell that right?
Mere words. I am tired of you ek, stop trying to blow stuff up.
There are other organizational tools besides the couplet, perhaps the most popular is the limerick.
ek hornbeck came from Nantucket.
He kept all his bits in a bucket.
So along came Kos,
Who saw what he was
And as for the bucket...
You can see how this fits the AABBA scheme, but a far more important part in advanced poetry is the rhythm of the words themselves. Eck hornbeck. Do you hear how much better that sounds than E. K.? Cause, not 'Cause.
Iambic Pentameter- Dah Dumb, Dah Dumb, Dah Dumb.
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
"Batter my heart three-personed God, for you as yet but knock, breathe, shine and seek to mend."
Having fun yet?
Quatrains and Sonnets, what do we care, as long as we have Blank Verse to express ourselves.
No need to rhyme. Dah Dumb.
Do I have a point? Sometimes restrictions bring out creativity, just like whips and chains. And straight jackets, my favorite. You get tied down and all you can do is watch.
But I told you I'd teach you how to write in a box.
Did you see it? Maybe if you go Ctrl-U.
I find the hardest part is getting the colors, just right. But there are lots of interesting things you can do, if you have style.
Poets think that words are soo important. The rest of us use them as weapons. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality.
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