What Makes a Good Poem?

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When you think of poetry, your mind might go to the classics. Perhaps to Homer’s The Odyssey or to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales — both epic stories told in meter and reflected in the tropes of modern storytelling still used today.

Or maybe when you think of poetry your mind travels to the sonnets of Shakespeare and the religiosity of Donne’s work.

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Addey Vaters

Addey Vaters

Writer, reader, cat lover, and tea drinker. Poetry editor & podcast host at borrowed solace. Words in Adroit Journal, Vita Brevis, & others. AddeyVaters.com