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Re: OT: Poets against the war

From:Jake X <starvingpoet@...>
Date:Sunday, February 2, 2003, 20:00
>John wrote: > > Almost a hundred years ago, formal poetry came to seem artificial,
> > or childish to those writing in English, and it became necessary to find > > a new way. I don't know that the new way has been quite discovered yet, > > but a lot of good poetry has been made in the search. > > > > It happened in Italian poetry, as well. But I personally tend to see the > offspring of these experiments lacking poetic devices as poetic prosa, > rather than poetry. IMHO many songs composed by our "cantautori" following > traditional poetic tricks as rhymes, allitterations etc. are much better, > both formally and aesthetically, than most contemporary written poetry.
As (at least considering myself) a contemporary poet, who personally does not care very much for rhyme in his own work, I will nonetheless say that I see plenty of alliteration as well as other poetic devices in my own and others' work.
> Luca