Dating poetry


Chelsea Woodard , from New Hampton, NH, was the third prize recipient for her poem “Wren’s Nest,” and she will also be published in our next issue.

Poetry uses forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretation to words, or to evoke emotive responses. Devices such as assonance , alliteration , onomatopoeia and rhythm are sometimes used to achieve musical or incantatory effects. The use of ambiguity , symbolism , irony and other stylistic elements of poetic diction often leaves a poem open to multiple interpretations. Similarly figures of speech such as metaphor , simile and metonymy [4] create a resonance between otherwise disparate images—a layering of meanings, forming connections previously not perceived. Kindred forms of resonance may exist, between individual verses , in their patterns of rhyme or rhythm.


Dating poetry

Dating poetry