|I’m reviewing: What Love Feels Like I Suppose
My only hope is that this review teaches me something about the writer, helps the writer to improve, helps me to improve my own writing and encourages others to read the piece and give their valuable input.
When I state that a poem is a good poem, what do I mean?
This poem is good because:
It has certain qualities that I find admirable
It does something technically difficult very well
It is a well-crafted and thought-out expression of language
It appeals and I agree with its message
It reminds me of something else I really like
It moves me emotionally
The Six Basic Elements of a Poem :
IMAGERY, THEME, DISCOURSE, VOICE AND TONE-
I LOVE the images in this piece, they are so unique. Your discourse is original, not littered with cliches and the theme is just clearly felt. I love your tone and voice in this piece, it really does just bring this altogether.
You carried a beat. The rhythm was just great and just really worked well with this poem.
Whoa, look at those line breaks. I think I've read this piece at least 5 or 6 times and I just stop at the end of each line and just let it sink in. Your line breaks rock and it's been a while since I've seen line breaks that have rocked this hard.
FIGURES OF SPEECH-
I love your use of similes here. I mean, they are what really brings this poem together and makes it work. This is just so well done.
The direct rhyme in this poem is not forced and flows naturally but for me it's the repetition of the piece that really stands out.
Overall, You know, I love simple poetry and I read this piece and loved it instantly. I came back to do a review and just was shocked at the low rating. I've sent this to people who just loved it to death and then when I mentioned the rating they too were shocked. One said, "I would be hurt to see such a low rating...and it captures the more abstract ideas of love very well". I have to agree and further more, I am hurt for you-this is just well done poetry.
When I think "simple poetry" this piece is what I think of, it's a great example of what I mean. I know I've posted up pieces like this and have been told that it's "not deep enough for a love poem" and other such foolishness. Well it is deep. It's the simplicity that makes it "deep". One thing I've not mentioned is your stanza's. I love how you have your stanza's set up for this. So much about this poem just works for me and I wish people would set aside their prejudices to see that it's simple and yet so well written.
I hope you have a great day that’s filled with tons of fun things to write, read, rate and review!-Kat
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