Reviews for What is a poem?
Kyllorac chapter 1 . 12/14/2008
Final Freebie Review (sorry it took so long)!

If you're delving into the nature of what a poem is, a bit more variety in techniques to demonstrate different aspects of a poem (like what you did in the first stanza) would be a good idea. Using the techniques as you describe them would further enhance the poem.

As it stands, it seems to me more like you're describing/explaining what a poem does rather than what it is. As such, "Why are there poems?" might be a more fitting title since it better describes the subject of the poem as a whole.

The first and second stanzas could be merged into one. As is, the sudden gap in between feels jarring and disrupts the flow.

Imagery, overall, was very vivid and descriptive. You might want to play around with the wording a tad ("smell" and "smells" are too close together for my liking) and get a bit more creative with the line breaks/word spacing to further enhance the imagery. My favorite piece of imagery was that of the lovers' bodies cooling off in death while still embraced.