Poetry

So far, my experience in writing poetry has been quite difficult. It’s very hard for me to understand how all the forms work and stuff. When it comes to rhyme scheme I am pretty good at writing those out and being able to rhyme the ending words. One of my biggest problems as of right now when it comes to poetry, is figuring out how to write in a quatrain or pentameter. When it comes to reading poetry, I have just as difficult of a time identifying certain aspects of the poem. I have a huge problem trying to hear unstressed and stressed syllables. Once again I have no difficulty hearing the rhyme scheme in the poem. When reading the poem I usually have a difficult time figuring out the stanza form as well. Personally for me, free verse seems a lot easier to write but a lot harder to read over any other form. I could be writing it wrong but to be completely honest I pretty much have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to writing or reading poetry. Like I was saying earlier, I am pretty good at writing with rhythmic intent. Rhyming the last words of the stanza together just comes so easily to me. Overall poetry has always been one of my most disliked things to to do and talk about in English classes. Writing in stanza form is easily the hardest thing for me to do right now, it is a serious challenge along with figuring out the syllables. After writing my own poem I would still stick with stanza form being the hardest thing for me to follow. Knowing what I want to write about and them putting it in rhyming form is was not as big of a challenge for me.