Poet grammar

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Poet grammar

Post by imyhearu » 27 Oct 2017, 22:16

Do you usually focus on your grammar when making a poetry or music?

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Post by Shayaree Chanda » 28 Oct 2017, 00:35

I have read a lot of poetry where the poet never uses proper grammar to express himself. I don't think grammar is necessary to focus if you can put your thoughts clearly without proper grammar rules being followed. But yes, basic grammar is needed otherwise..
"Let's eat grandma"
"Let's eat, grandma"
Two different meaning just by adding a comma..

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Post by Pknjo » 31 Oct 2017, 08:48

I usually do until it hinders the piece's progress.

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Post by Lincolnshirelass » 02 Nov 2017, 07:20

I certainly think it's okay to be playful or imaginative with grammar in poetry, but especially if one is using something approaching a traditional form there should probably at least be a nod in its direction.
An Eye for an Eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Post by Gabyap » 02 Nov 2017, 15:52

Yeah, but of course to a point

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Post by DustinPBrown » 02 Nov 2017, 17:09

Grammar's needed so that the reader doesn't get lost. Depends on how lost you want your reader to be, I guess. I've had poems with no punctuation or capitilization, but the norm is to have grammatical sentences broken up by the line breaks.

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