Poetry vs. Nonfiction

What are some of the main differences between poetry and standard nonfiction?

  1. the obvious:
    – form: what drives it?
    – content
    – rhythm
  2. clarity vs. ambiguity
  3. rhyme (does nonfiction rhyme?)
  4. density -> concentration
  5. purpose of information
  6. role of TRUTH (post-truth?)
  7. use of page
  8. sonic/sensual
  9. everything + nothing
  10. scope -> scale
  11. language: stability and instability / different kinds of exact
  12. time
  13. audience
  14. spectrum of difference
  15. market
  16. there’s no money in poetry 😦



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