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    Scanning a poem, does this look correct?

    Greetings,

    The poem has an irregular rhyme sceme, which makes it nearly impossible to scan, but I thought I would change the layout and try anyway.


    This is the orginal layout:

    1. listen
    2. beloved
    3. i dreamed
    4. it appeared...

    After I changed it and tried to scan it.

              
    Listen beloved, I dreamed it appeared



    My question is, am I doing this right? I've always had trouble scanning poems. It may seem elementry to some, but not to me. Any help is appreciated.

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    Re: Scanning a poem, does this look correct?

    I included a snap shot because it lost its format.
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    #3

    Re: Scanning a poem, does this look correct?

    What? No takers.

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    Re: Scanning a poem, does this look correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmack View Post
    Greetings,

    The poem has an irregular rhyme sceme, which makes it nearly impossible to scan, but I thought I would change the layout and try anyway.


    This is the orginal layout:

    1. listen
    2. beloved
    3. i dreamed
    4. it appeared...

    After I changed it and tried to scan it.

              
    Listen beloved, I dreamed it appeared



    My question is, am I doing this right? I've always had trouble scanning poems. It may seem elementry to some, but not to me. Any help is appreciated.
    I'm not entirely sure I know what you're asking. If I'm reading this correctly, the original poem looked like this:

    Listen
    Beloved
    I dreamed
    It appeared

    Was there no punctuation at all? If that is correct, then are you asking if the poem can be "translated" to a simple sentence reading "Listen beloved, I dreamed it appeared"?

    With no punctuation, there are several possibilities. It could be:

    Listen, beloved. I dreamed. It appeared.
    Listen. Beloved, I dreamed. It appeared.
    Listen, beloved. I dreamed it appeared.
    Listen. Beloved, I dreamed it appeared.

    Poems are notoriously difficult to interpret and the only person who really knows exactly what they mean or what was being thought at the time is the poet. Unless you are able to ask the poet, you will never be sure you have interpreted it correctly.

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    Re: Scanning a poem, does this look correct?

    I don't know how to format it your way, but the stressed syllables are here bolded:

    Listen beloved, I dreamed it appeared.

    Rover

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    Lightbulb Re: Scanning a poem, does this look correct?

    To the threadstarter, please let me know its name, if it's a specific poetry format. Thank you.

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