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How To Write A Pantoum

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The Pantoum is a form that originated from Malaysia. I like to think of it as a sort of circle, because it begins and ends with the same line. Whatever the journey, you end up back where you started, so it is an interesting form to explore. So what do you need to know about the Pantoum? 1)      Length: it does not adhere to a specific length. So even though it is a strict form, you can make it as...

How To Write A Sestina

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The Sestina is another favourite of mine. It seems to me that the formula, though a little complicated, guarantees a certain depth and etherealness that you may not have otherwise been able to achieve on your own. The Sestina is about repetition. It is a conversation, a telling, a retelling, an obsession with an object, a person, a situation. It is definitely a poetic form that you should try at...

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