Tuesday, 2 April 2013

A Revision of Poetic Forms & Techniques

Academy of American Poets

Poetic Forms & Techniques

"The pantoum originated in Malaysia in the fifteenth-century as a short folk poem, typically made up of two rhyming couplets that were recited or sung."

Prose Poem
"Just as black humor straddles the fine line between comedy and tragedy, so the prose poem plants one foot in prose, the other in poetry, both heels resting precariously on banana peels."

"The pastoral tradition refers to a lineage of creative works that idealize rural life and landscapes."

LOLOLOL. I find their descriptions hilarious. Humour aside, it is interesting how they have translated the Malay word "Pantun" into "Pantoum" in English.

I am gonna try and write a few in these styles for the April 2013 NaPoWriMo challenge.

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