So pretty much everything i write poetry wise is heavily ryming and doesnt use a consistent meter like an iambic meter etc Im quite ignorant of traditional metered poetry but am expanding my knowledge ...mostly my taste for ryme and meter has come from listening to rap music where the rapper acts in a semi percusive role to create interesting overlays of rythm with the ruthm section....there is a name for this but i forget it. Its found a lot of african music where they have lots percussion instruments interweaving rythmes. Because im in the dark ...about traditional forms of poetry could i ask a few questions? How is ryme viewed in different types of poetry? Is the meter considered strong enough without ryme to carry a poem forward rythmically?