1. Thomas Kitchen
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    Poetry Question

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Thomas Kitchen, Jul 22, 2013.

    Hi all,

    Just a quick question regarding a poetry piece I'm writing. I am new at this type of writing, so I am unsure of the rules, although I presume there are few. Would it be okay for me to do something like this?


    Hello, how are you?
    I am fine.
    So how was

    your holiday?
    Not too bad, I suppose.


    This is obviously a poor example, and it's nothing to do with my actual poem. But is it okay for me continue a sentence into another verse? Thanks in advance. :)
     
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    Technically there are no rules to expressing yourself and poetry.

    I think it is an interesting idea, especially if the next verse can carry on a separate thought or image with that one sentence as a bridging method. If done well it can work in your favour:) I don't think that specific example works, but that's only my two cents.
     
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    i agree the example doesn't work, but it can be done effectively by a good poet, if there's a good reason for doing so...
     

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