writing poems

@hestylim (1211)
Indonesia
October 22, 2011 11:31am CST
Hi all mylotters! I have a question pops in my mind, according to you.. Is it ok to write poems with ".." for example: I know.. bla bla bla.. What do you think? Is it better with ".." or without ".." ??
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3 responses
• United States
22 Oct 11
As an English major, I believe that poetry is a form of self expression and you should use whatever feels natural to you. If you feel like using an ellipsis in your poem, then you should! It's all about your own preference. We all have our own writing styles, and I'm sure whatever you choose to use, will fit your own writing style. Good luck and keep writing!
@hestylim (1211)
• Indonesia
22 Oct 11
yeah you are right.. Everyone gets his own writing style.. hehehe.. Thank you!
• United States
22 Oct 11
To expand on what the person before me said, an ellipses is just like any other form of punctuation. In poetry, punctuation is very important for creating your rhythm. A comma is for a brief pause. A period is also called a "full stop" because that is what it is telling you to do. An ellipses, then, would indicate that you want the reader to stop reading, as if they had come to a period, and then take a pause, for dramatic effect. So it is all up to you in how you want the poem read, as poetry was never intended to be read silently in one's head but to be performed aloud. :D
22 Oct 11
An ellipsis is also three dots. But then you know that.
@hestylim (1211)
• Indonesia
22 Oct 11
@all: Thx! it really helps!
@Informer (803)
• India
22 Oct 11
Hi Friend, I also believe that in poetry you are free to flow with thoughts and you can use your style as you want.
@hestylim (1211)
• Indonesia
22 Oct 11
Thx for the response! ^.^