Do you like rhyming poetry?

March 30, 2009 10:02am CST
I like to read and also to write poetry that rhymes, but rhyming poetry doesn't seem to be as popular as it used to be (unless you count song lyrics). Do you like to read or write poetry that rhymes? What are your thoughts?
6 responses
@snowy22315 (81869)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I like to read rhyming poetry and think it is really good to read. It is something that is always available and it is always interesting. I think you are right though in that it is not as popular as it once was. I dont see it around quite as much as it used to be.
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30 Mar 09
Hi, thanks for your response! I too think rhyming poetry is always interesting and I would prefer listening to rhymed poetry read aloud rather than non-rhyming poetry. But everyone has different taste and there is a lot of good non-rhyming poetry also.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Hehehe, I thought it was just me who felt this way anymore. Personally, I like the rhymed verse better than this new stuff they're doing. I don't know why, but I don't care for the new haiku type poetry. To me, it doesn't seem like it's poetic without the rhyme behind it. I've tried reading haiku stuff, and it just bores me to tears (well, most of them anyways.) Haiku, and poetry that doesn't have a rhyme scheme, just seems more like a conversation, or prose. I have a lot of poetry that I've written throughout the years, and I still favor rhyming verse to give it that flow.
30 Mar 09
Thanks for your response! It's good to know I'm not alone in thinking this hehe! I am not much of a fan of haikus either and think rhymes are useful in giving a poem flow and structure. I don't think I would be very good at writing non-rhyming poetry, it would feel to me like it was incomplete. But it is all just personal taste I guess!
30 Mar 09
Thanks for your response! It's good to know I'm not alone in thinking this hehe. I too am not a big fan of haikus. I think some non-rhyming poetry is good but overall I prefer rhyming poetry and think it is better to listen to also. Rhymes seem to give a poem flow and structure.
• United States
31 Mar 09
It really depends on what the poem is trying to say. I kind of prefer rhyming poetry because I feel it flows better than free-verse.
31 Mar 09
Thanks for your opinion. I agree with you.
• United States
30 Mar 09
Also I love Edgar Allen Poe & also King David was a poet in his own right. Just read Psalms, "Though I walk through the valley of dark shadow thou art always with me." King David was the greatest poet ever lived.
30 Mar 09
King David's words are beautiful and inspire faith and hope (even in someone not particulary religious like myself). I love Edgar Allan Poe too, I think he wrote some of the best rhyming poems and due to the emotion he exprsees they are still relevant to today's readers.
@oyenkai (4396)
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
I don't like poetry :P I don't have anything against it, it's just not something I'm fond of reading. I prefer reading novels - I guess it's because I find poems hard to read. However, I do prefer rhyming poems over free verse. Most of the free verses I encounter today sound like paragraphs cut into fragments. Thanks for the response on my discussion!
• United States
31 Mar 09
All my poetry since I was younger rhymed. It just came out that way..haha.. i think it sounds better and makes more sense. Other then that the ones that dont rhyme just sounds like a letter or whatever. Not quite a poem:)