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September 12th, 2005, 05:07 PM
I read a post on this forum to a critque of a poem. It suggested that poetic inversion should not generally be used in poetry as it is archaic or dated.

But if used appropriately, I think it's very effective at maintaining rythme or rhyme and can sound really good. Plus, if it's good enough for the old masters, it's good enough for me. Having said that, I wouldn't dream of writing a novel in 18th century style English, so what makes this any different?

So, should I use poetic inversion or not?

It should be noted that I use it anyway, but I'm wondering if people will think less of my work for doing this.

September 12th, 2005, 08:04 PM
A cat I saw upon the roof
Orange fur aglow

Invert away. :D