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Choose 3: What makes a "BAD" poem?

Clichés 4 vote(s) 40.0%
Forced rhyming 7 vote(s) 70.0%
Lack of originality, eloquence 6 vote(s) 60.0%
Loses the main theme 2 vote(s) 20.0%
Ends thoughts abruptly and goes on to another 1 vote(s) 10.0%
Loses the rhythm 1 vote(s) 10.0%
Jumbled feelings & Emotion dribble 3 vote(s) 30.0%
Lack of expression, congruency, symmetry 2 vote(s) 20.0%
Lack of fluency, flow, rhythm 4 vote(s) 40.0%
Poor rhyming 4 vote(s) 40.0%
Poems about something the poet hasn’t experienced 3 vote(s) 30.0%
Monotone feeling 2 vote(s) 20.0%
Improper grammar and/or punctuation 2 vote(s) 20.0%
No line breaks 1 vote(s) 10.0%
Plagiarism 7 vote(s) 70.0%
Misspelled words 5 vote(s) 50.0%
There is no such thing 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Uses profanity 4 vote(s) 40.0%
A bad poet…lol 3 vote(s) 30.0%
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    Ok JPiC Community…time for a new poll question!

    The question is…

    In your opinion, what makes a "BAD" poem?

    Let’s discuss!
    :gossip:

    This is a Multi-Option and Public Poll. The poll options are above this post.

    Painted :)

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    LOL - I edited the title to "Choose 3 - What makes a bad poem" because some of you like myself would have selected all available choices :p - Anyway - I did choose 3: Cliches, Lack of originality, eloquence AND Poor rhyming. I loath all 3 LOL

    My very 1st website tagline is "Creating New & Novel Cliches Daily" (Jacquii's Poetry Spot - Creating New & Novel Cliches Daily...) and I think I actually managed to do that - so originality in a poem is especially important in my opinion. A Poet definitely has to find his or her own voice! In fact I recently posted an interesting thread in the new Wide World of Poetry News section about a new poetry book - One of the quotes included in the book:

    That's so very true and really does even expound a bit on the task of originality.

    The last of the 3 choices I selected is Poor Rhyming! UGH! Forced rhyming has always been a pet peeve of mine, because contrary to some popular belief - poems do not have to rhyme! --- There's free verse - there's avant garde type scribing - there's haiku (which is a traditional non-rhyming form) - etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. So don't force the rhyme - If it has to be forced - leave it out and substitute with a quality word that enhances the meaning and gives your poem a certain flair.

    I DID NOT select Bad Poet LOL - Because I don't believe there is such a thing. Everyone has the potential to be a Poet. A Bad Poet and/or a Good Poet doesn't exist IMO - only the bad poem, mediocre poem, incredible poem!

    Jacquii.

    ps - nice poll MS KIM = thanx for posting!


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | May 26, 2008
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    What she said.... I don't think I could've said it any better. I can't say how many poems I've read filled with cliches. Is it laziness or is it just that the poet couldn't think of anything else to write.

    Ok, gotta say I've used cliches as well but mostly because I couldn't think of any other way to say what I wanted to say. I've learned to go back and replace anything like that, but there are places for them when nothing else will do, but that's rare.

    Jacquii's right, there's no such thing as a bad poet, but bad poetry. Is there such a thing as a poetry-challenged poet? Hmmm....lol.

    hugs,
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    GAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wavey:

    LOL @ poetry-challenged poet :p - SillyNESS! But perhaps that's what the call Poets who are in the midst of writers block - I suppose that would make me a poetry-challenged poet :(

    Jacquii.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | May 27, 2008
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    Thank you all for your participation! I hope more is to come!

    Here are the results thus far....

    In the lead as the number one choice is Forced Rhyming.

    A tie for the second choice is Lack of Originality and Plagiarism.

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    my two cents..to much Rhyming seems to turn me off somthing.


    Posted By Lane | Apr 23, 2011
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    Same here. I actually voted Clichés, Lack of originality, eloquence AND Poor rhyming. Apparently I forgot to vote for Forced rhyming which is a wee bit of a pet peeve for me.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Apr 24, 2011
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