Poetry is something you either love or hate,but I my self dislike it because of how you have to examine it instead of reading a story. To begin the terminology is maddening stuff like trochaic and iambic then the meter; it is excessive and confusing. Trying to find these rhyme and theme sucks almost as much as to write with them. My experience in class reading poems is me just trying to find literary devices in them that I fail at majorly. This leads to me being unable to see rhyme, and rhythm witch leads to more anger and frustration. In Eldorado by Edgar Allen Poe I was clueless it was a balled. I seen it for face value a guy going after a imaginary city of greed.
For my poem witch is very late, but I put a lot of effort in to rhyme, rhythm and meter. I am trying to convey a theme of people can be blind. In it I write a bout a ribbon a self made symbol of the thing you hold on to. Also use to symbol of fire it symbolizes destruction and rebirth. The meter is trochaic and pentameter with the starting syllables of a stanza being a Spondaic not trochaic syllable using the repeated phrase of “Fire, Pyre”. Also I switch to iambic pentameter on the last of the four stanzas to emphasize a point made in the poem a positive turn. I chose trochaic for the start to make it seem unsettling ,sad, and scary to the reader. I went with an A B C D rhyme scheme for the versus and mix it up at the end with an A B A B and C E C E in the last 2 stanzas to show the turn in mood. Over all it was a painful processes of looking for the correct words, and how to keep the rhyme scheme. I have no clue how I am going to add another stanza to this poem for the next part but I will find some way to add to it. Probably the same painful process of living in a thesaurus.