Discuss the elements of form in poetry Give examples of at least four examples in poetry.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 1:37 am ad1c9bdddf
Undoubtedly form is what distinguishes poetry from prose. The encyclopedia at GotPoetry.com is a great resource for defining poetry terms and a perfect place to get started with your answer to this question.
GotPoetry defines "Form" as:
The arrangement, manner or method used to convey the content, such as free verse, ballad, haiku, etc. In other words, the 'way-it-is-said.'
GotPoetry continues by distinguishing the "fixed form" poetry from all other forms. Their definition is as follows: The form of a poem which follows a set pattern of rhyme scheme, stanza form and refrain (if there is one), is called a fixed form, examples of which include: ballade, limerick, pantoum, rondeau, ...
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