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5 New Poetry Structures
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Last edited: Monday, March 21, 2011
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Some new poetry forms that will prompt and enhance writing poetry .

I’d like to present here 5 new poetry structures .
The first is called the semetric form and the focus is on repeating the words used in each line .

The poem is broken up into two parts with the each section being a mirrored replica of itself and continues to the finish of the poem

Structure 1
Semetric Form

My Examples

From Here To There
By Paul McCann

A lifetime spend on bended knee ,
On bended knee a lifetime spent .

I beg of thee turn and repent ,
Turn and repent I beg of thee .

We leave behind this mortal life .
This mortal life we leave behind

In shades of time all will be mine .
All will be mine in shades of time .

Glory Be Praised
By Paul McCann

I am alive because of him .
Because of him I am alive .

Man cannot live on bread alone .
On bread alone man cannot survive .

I’m nourished by the living word .
The living word I’m nourished by .

They shall not die who ever hears .,
Who ever hears they shall not die .

We shall be raised on the last day .
On the last day we shall we raised .

Your name be praised forever Lord.
Forever Lord your name be praised .

Before the night there is the dawn .
There is a dawn before the night .

With all my might I love thee Lord
I love thee Lord with all my might .

Structure 2

Stepladder Form
By Paul McCann

This is a style I created that employs syllable count .
The syllable count in the first line of the poem doubles up in the second and continues to double up to a point in the poem where the doubling up stops and dividing in half begins to the end of the poem . The last word in each line should rhyme with the previous line .

My Example

Where Rivers Run
By Paul McCann

Sheet rain

Fell down again ,
On the other side of the road.
Gardens were watered and on houses blocked gutters had overflowed .

The rain never stopped for days and somewhere a river rose and flooded a town that was completely cut off and still the river ran .

Cars were washed away like toys in the flow that had widened its span .

Meanwhile cars drove fast through our town .
They don’t slow down .

You know ?
No .

Structure 3
By Paul McCann

With this form choose any one word topic or theme .
Then use each consecutive letter in the theme or topic to describe the various aspects to the theme .

My Examples

Letters in Love
By Paul McCann

How does one spell love .
L are for lips to be kissed ,
O is for a good sound .
V is very nice ,
E doesn’t mean it must end .

And that’s the love I’ve found .

What’s In The Wind
By Paul McCann

How does one spell wind .
W is for the whoosh it makes and
I is for what’s incoming with it .
N is the nature of its character and
D is for where it domains
in and after its flit .

Structure 4
Line Down (by Paul McCann)

With this form each consecutive word on the first line of the poem is the beginning word of every other line in the poem .

My Example

Coming Out Of The Cave
by Paul McCann

There was a man who lived in a dark cave .

Was he hiding or was he in his grave ?
A saint or a hermit or a caveman .

Man had knowledge . He was part of a plan .

Who left the cave ? We did , before our birth .

Lived and loved just for a while here on earth .

In time we evolved and now we are here .

A spiritual world is ever so near .
Dark to the night and lost with insight .

Cave creatures coming back into the light .

By Paul McCann

Structure 5

Vowel-In (By Paul McCann)

The basic rule to this structure is that each consecutive word in poem has to being with each consecutive vowel from A to U until the end of the poem .
The vowel letters can be repeated numerous times in the poem .

My Example

Speak Uneasy

By Paul McCann

An English Intelligence Officer Underwent An Extensive Interrogation On Using Alliteration .

Eventually Instead Of Understanding Adjacent Evidence In Oral Undertones And Expressions ,
It Outspoke Ultimatums .

The End

This ends this presentation of new poetry structures .
Lets not say goodbye but hello .

By Paul McCann

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