zip #3

Describe the ups and downs you have encountered to date in your inquiry. Specifically, when you were frustrated or struggling in your inquiry, what did you do to address the situation?

From the start, the main issue I had was properly representing the motifs of the poems well. My original plan was to choose a motif and write the motif in different poem types, but I realized that I shouldn’t be disregarding the poem types and the kind of fitting motifs. Instead, what I have done was write about a motif that fits the certain poetic structure, then write one that doesn’t to display how certain poem types accommodate certain motifs better than others.

Another issue I had was the actual writing of poems. Haikus and limericks were easier than elegies since they had less lines and needed less coordination. Although that doesn’t mean that haikus are simpler than elegies. In fact, haikus are even more profound and difficult to master due to their concise and simple wording. The way I addressed this problem was to research tips and tricks on writing the specific poem type.

The final issue I had was the lack of poems with preferred motifs. For example, elegies are usually meant to represent the motif of death or loss, while limericks are usually humorous. Poems like diamante poems have certain poetic structure, but have no preferred motifs and can be written about almost anything. My solution was to mainly address the poems with a preferred motif.

 

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