While prose is writing, poetry adds artistic style to writing. Poetry writers tend to select their structure, rhyme scheme, pattern, and words with the purpose of arousing emotion. Rather than sentences and paragraphs, poetry uses lines, stanzas, verses, meter, stress, patterns, and rhyme.
Poetry comes in several different forms, but the common types of poetry include:
Here’s a list:
|Written in sentences and paragraphs||Written in lines and stanzas|
|Normal language patterns||Artistic language to express thoughts and emotions|
|No limit on words||Word limits|
|Doesn’t use a rhyme scheme or rhythm||Can include rhyme and rhythm|
|Easy to understand||Can take dissecting the words to understand the meaning|
|May or may not be used creatively||Used creatively and artistically|
So, now we all know how to write our prose and poetry! Back to my poetry . . .