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Iambic Pentameter

The moderns say iambic verse is dead- to be cool you must write freestyle instead. Iambic pentameter in rhyming verse is targeted now as the very worst. Even the Bard could not write this today- and not have some trash him to his dismay- though all formal poems and rhythmic feet the mods now consider as obsolete. Iambic rhyming verse is trite they say badly outdated and has had its day. Made the butt of jokes and slanderous mirth- pendulums swing, it will have a new birth. But it’s not how packaged that makes it right or that makes a poem clichéd and trite. Because it’s content that determines this- iambic rhyme, free style, or any other tryst

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Date: 2/5/2017 8:01:00 PM
Here here! Phenomenally said. No poetry has withstood the tests of time better than those written in iambic pentameter. I think moderns who bash it do so out of sheer laziness. After all, it's 1000 times easier to ramble every which direction than to maintain the structure of Shakespeare (who I'm sure would write some epic gripes today)
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Date: 2/6/2017 12:42:00 PM
Thank you Phillip. I appreciate your read and comments.