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December 6, 2012


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Is poetry or prose harder?

neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
-for you, as a person who writes

I'm not defining anything, so you have to do it else your post won't make sense BAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lock: OP request, AKA y'all haven't been defining your terms. :icongrinstareeyesplz:
ActsofArt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm. I would say that poetry comes more easily to me, with prose I really have to work at it where as poetry for the most part seems to just flow for me and needs hardly any editing. hints why I have far more poetry pieces than prose :/
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   General Artist
I struggle mostly with prose. I want to be able to write it, but after a short period I just don't have what I need. It doesn't come together and I just give up.

Poetry, even if it's terrible at least I get it all together and "complete". It has a beginning and an end... prose I can't ever really seem to do that.
NemoX7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Writer
Hmm I can work well with both. Poetry, which is my main passion. I have developed a structure, which for me, keeps it a look easier than trying to reform a structure all the time. Also it's interesting to see how I can style each poem with a different theme, rhyme scheme, and mix up the word choice/imagery. Prose, on the overhand, is a problem. Since I was a kid I've taken to over-complicating my work. Which makes something quite simple become something inflated and lost in a pile of words. Still poetry I can write off top of my head within seconds, while prose I try and form some kind of plan. Though I prefer reading prose more than poetry (not a fan of non-rhyming poetry, it has to have a sort of beat to it like a song (which is what I try to implement in my own poetry and songs)).
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Artist
Neither is that hard, I just need drive and an idea. In poetry's case, I just usually need to be really ****ing pissed or in some other emotional case.
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Artist

not emotional case

Damnit, DA really needs to let people edit their comments some day.
Razgriz-3 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Hmhmhmhmhmhm.... I daresay prose is more difficult for some, and poetry more difficult for others. It's different parts of the brain, in a sense. Need to be more rhythmic for one, more detailed for the other...
Razor13 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
On a good day neither is hard for me. It also depends on what message I want to get out. If I had to choose then prose is harder.

Why? For the simple matter that I seem to have trouble getting some things done on time. >.> NaNoWriMo helped with that. Poetry just seems easier to write because it's often shorter than prose.
Vigilo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Writer
Prose, because I could never write a person, mostly - that whole idea of having a character escapes me, as in, making someone up and having things done to them and knowing how they would react, and knowing how they are regarding everything? I can't do that. People are too 3D for me.

Prose also tends to require a longer attention span, I think? How do you consistent plot? :lol: I mean, if I tried to write a long story, eventually I'd get bored and throw in dragons having an epic space opera in the plot for fun.
nehasoft Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
no i never feel that poetry is hard even i always enjoyed it when i was in my school
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