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    Anyone write poetry?

    I started writing back in March. I kinda fell off though this year, due to some relationship problems. But I'm going to get started back up. I'm trying to get better and better as a writer with each poem I write. Here is one of my favorites. I enjoy opinions. Someone told me I need to start writing in iambic pentameter, but I have no idea what that is. :\

    Fairest one of the land,
    Everyone wants to court you.
    I'll take you by your hand,
    Baby, we'd be the perfect two.

    I'll be your Romeo,
    Only if you're my Juliet.
    We won't kill ourselves though,
    Considering there is no threat.

    I'll be your knight in shining armor,
    Whisking you away from the sinister.
    I've been told I am quite the charmer,
    There's a lot of love I can administer.

    You should be my princess,
    I sure hope you say yes.

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    Complicated words
    Iambic Pentameter
    I don't know what mean

    I hope you enjoy reading my Haiku as much as I enjoyed writing it!
    ..if anything I would say you would be more inclined to writing song lyrics but that's just my impression from this one example

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    Iambs are essentially a unit, and for English(I can try and explain it for others but not very well ) it is stressed followed by unstressed syllables. They are 'sets', so while in pentameter there are five sets, there are ten syllables.
    But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?

    harsh-soft -harsh-soft- harsh-soft -(harsh)-soft- (harsh)-soft

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    My only critique is that the word "baby" is out of place when the poem carries a more archaic/medieval sort of air about it

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    Eh, I write Haikus
    They tend to be meaningless
    They're time consuming.

    *bows*

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    I wrote 10 pages worth of poems for a Grade 12 Writers' Craft class in one night. It was the final project due.

    Idk what I did, but the teacher thought I plagerized because my poetry was too good. I'll be honest, it is good, but I'd rather think it's garbage. There was no effort put into those words and emotions, rendering the poetry void.

    Anyway, the principal read the assignment and then they had to scan it with Turnitin - a plagerism checker. Finally when it showed 0% plagerized the teacher was shocked and gave me a 98%, because in my drowsiness I made a couple typos.

    I'll try posting up some of the poetry for you guys to see...I don't have the file with me right now.

    Expect an edit soon.

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    Long and boring are these words.
    time and money begin to disolute.
    fire and wind begin to merge.
    patience never arrives
    sorrow and remourse overwhelm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iemier View Post
    I've got a "few".
    Underneath that baked face is a deep thinker and delicate word artist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod View Post
    Underneath that baked face is a deep thinker and delicate word artist.
    Thank you, I think? XD

    @txtsd "They're time consuming." is 6. XD
    Try "Making them takes time."
    Last edited by Iemier; 05-17-2013 at 09:42 PM. Reason: I dunno

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