Queen’s English Demands Rhyme and Metre

‘A lot of people high up in poetry circles look down on rhyme and metre and think it is old-fashioned,’ said Bernard Lamb, president of the QES and an academic at Imperial College London. ‘But what is the definition of poetry? I would say, if it doesn’t have rhyme or metre, then it is not poetry, it is just prose. You can have prose that is full of imagery, but it is still prose.’

Just ask the Poetry Guardian

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3 comments on “Queen’s English Demands Rhyme and Metre

  1. colonialist says:

    This would
    have
    many self-styled poets
    who believe that
    taking
    an ordinary sentence and splitting it
    into random segments
    is poetry
    up in arms!

    Liked by 1 person

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