Discussion: Is Poetry The Most Difficult Form Of Writing

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  1. O.tayo

    O.tayo Active Member

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    Some people say that Poetry is difficult to write than other genres of literature. What's your stand on this?
     

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  2. Christopher Adebiyi

    Christopher Adebiyi New Member

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    let me just say; like and dislike in this life can be compare with a "talking drum". what face me, may turn back to you. but as for me poetry is the easiest literary work to write, NOTE; that is for me not for you it depend on the area we are talented and how mush we know more about it, the reason why I still love writing of poem now, it's because it's the one I know mush about. so all what is takes is to know the dogma of what you are writing . I have written all other genres of literature but it's always easy and fun while written poem
     
  3. Oluomoadebayo

    Oluomoadebayo Moderator Staff Member

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    Here on afritalks is a place you can showcase your writing skills. I look forward to read your poems.
     
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  4. O.tayo

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    Actually, there is a simple way i view it, i must confess, poetry is the easiest form of writing for professionals
     
  5. AYINDE KOLADE

    AYINDE KOLADE New Member

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    Well for me, poetry is very difficult because mostly ones line have to be figuratively expressed so as to bring out the images and beauty. Come to think of it a, most people write poetry as if they are constructing lyrics. You know why, because they fail to make use of the figures of speech. so the use of the figures at times are very hard and if one Is not careful one will end up using the wrong figure for a particular meaning. Thats what i think.
     
  6. O.tayo

    O.tayo Active Member

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    Mr Kolade, I respect your comment. Yes, poetry is difficult because of the rules that bind it. Unlike the artistes who just combine rhymes the way they like without any binding rule. Ok, are you saying that lyricists are not poetic enough?
     
  7. AYINDE KOLADE

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    of cos there are some lyrics that are poetic but, you cant compare thé simplicity of a poetic lyrics with a raw poem.
     
  8. O.tayo

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    Hmmm.
     
  9. Raqeebah shittu

    Raqeebah shittu New Member

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    as for me poetry is very easy once you know the rules binding it but no one is perfect no matter how good you are in poetry we are still bound to make mistakes ,am saying this as a poet.check my writings website qeebahsthwritings.blogspot.com
     
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  10. Oluomoadebayo

    Oluomoadebayo Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm looking forward to see some writings from you.
     
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  11. Raqeebah shittu

    Raqeebah shittu New Member

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    thanks
     
  12. O.tayo

    O.tayo Active Member

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    It is lovely to have you here Roqeebah. I dont know if i am the only poet experiencing it. I find rhyming difficult in poetry. What about you?
     
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  14. O.tayo

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    But what I have noticed is that rhyming is easy for foreign poets
     
  15. O.tayo

    O.tayo Active Member

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    Do you also find rhyming easy?
     
  16. Raqeebah shittu

    Raqeebah shittu New Member

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    maybe it is
     
  17. O.tayo

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    It is easy for them because English itself is their language. And if you notice, to rhyme in yoruba is easy for us even if not poetic
     
  18. Raqeebah shittu

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    of course,that's it
     
  19. Raqeebah shittu

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    they know very much than us that's why it is simple for them
     
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  20. O.tayo

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    Thats true
     

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