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jonahhallen

what kind of poem is this? (Haiku. Sonnet. Beat. Epic.) The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough

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  1. ingenue
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    It's not a sonnet, which has fourteen lines, the last two of which must be a couplet. It's not an epic, which is a lengthy narrative poem. It doesn't appear to be a haiku, which is usually three lines of five-seven-five syllables. I'm not sure what a beat poem is, though, so through process of elimination, I'd say it's that. Could be wrong, though.

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    Now the thing with poetry is that sometimes two forms will overlap, sort of like the whole example that says: all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares. alexandrine A line of poetry that has 12 syllables. The name probably comes from a medieval romance about Alexander the Great that was written in 12-syllable lines. That's what I figured but I agree with ingenue. It's probably a beat poem. Now it could possibly be a haiku because in the Japanese language they oftentimes jam thje syllables together and the first line is twelve syllables. So yeah... hope that narrows it down :p

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    Medals for the two of you *Tips Hat*

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  4. jonahhallen
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    It was Haiku

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