Wait, Poetry can be Nonfiction?

It is true, folks. Poetry can be a form of creative writing when it comes to nonfiction. I found this article about poetry and nonfiction to be rather interesting. https://www.creativenonfiction.org/online-reading/whats-story-2  I think it is safe to say that many people do not consider poetry a true form of creative writing for nonfiction, but in all reality it truly is. This article points out that poetry is one of the most straight-forward ways of writing something and getting your point across. Poetry always develops a narrow and targeted focus that gets out only the things necessary in it, without all the extra words that are unnecessary. For a nonfiction writer this can be a difficult task to accomplish because people often times get wrapped up in the moment or whatever they may be ranting about and get off track with the main focus of the piece. This is where poetry comes into play and communicates ideas smoothly.



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