I didn’t think I was that much of a writer when I wrote this poem. I was just trying to say that I think hard words can be difficult to rhyme. It was an easy poem to write because it’s wordy, but I think it’s also a bit pretentious to use those very specific rhyming words. It works because it is a self-referential poem, meaning it doesn’t need to be any longer than necessary.
I think sometimes the word hard is a little overused, and the word pretentious can often be overused too. I think its a fine line to walk sometimes in writing when you can get away with saying something and still being able to get people to remember it later. I definitely think hard and pretentious are useful labels to have in certain writing contexts, and to a certain degree, its not a bad way to express yourself.
A self-referential poem doesn’t need to be any longer than necessary. There is no way to end a self-referential poem, you either have to write it or lose an opportunity to do so. I think this is a good way to get around the issue of word count.
I think it is a good way to avoid being misunderstood. I find it a lot easier to write an extended, self-referential poem when I know that it will be published. The longer it is, the less likely it is to get lost in the back of my head, and thus be forgotten.
The trouble with rhyming poems is that there is no rhyme. There is only a collection of words, and you can’t change the order in which they are spoken. It’s not like there is some rhyme scheme that is intrinsically “better” than the others. To make a rhyming poem is to make it rhyme.
To make a rhyming poem is to make it rhyme. You can look at the words or the shapes and patterns of the words and tell which ones rhymed and which ones did not. You can also make up your own rules. But that is the same thing as not rhyming. R-E-F-I-S-T-C-E in a rhyming poem is a recipe for disaster.
R-E-F-I-S-T-C-E is a recipe for disaster. R-E-F-I-S-T-C-E in a rhyming poem is a recipe for disaster.
The poem is the same poem. I’ll make a rhyming poem using just the words hard words to rhyme. You can try to make a rhyming poem out of a hard word – as if it was a foreign language – but it won’t work. A hard word to rhyme is a bad word to rhyme.
You can also make up your own rules. But that is the same thing as not rhyming, except that you don’t want the rules to turn out to be wrong. A hard word to rhyme is a bad word to rhyme.