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Discussion in 'Types Of Poetry' started by MsJacquiiC, Sep 9, 2006.



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    The IMAGERY poem draws on ones sense of familiarity, and entices the reader into the poem by touching on images and senses which the reader already knows. The use of images in this type of poetry serves to intensify the impact of the work.

    There is neither any set number of stanzas and/or lines, nor any specific rhyme scheme involved in imagery poems.

    Example by T. S. Eliot:

    excerpt from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

    Let us go then, you and I,
    When the evening is spread out against the sky
    Like a patient etherised upon a table;
    Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
    The muttering retreats
    Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
    And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 9, 2006
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