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Probably too late for the OP, but in case someone else is curious... I couldn't find anything specifically about poems, but I think following the style used for a chapter or entry in a book should be fine. That is: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (1995). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. ...


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Formal poetry has a "puzzle" aspect to it, it's not enough to find the right word, it also has to fit the rules for its particular placement. That can be restrictive and frustrating, but it can also lead to unexpected creativity. I'd recommend starting with a stricter form and following the rules exactly (no matter how arbitrary). Once you've internalized ...


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Forms are there to help you express yourself. They are not set in stone. For example, there is more than one type of sonnet. Poets use forms but also 'break' them. Haiku is a good example. People get very precious about haiku in English and make up all sorts of rules around it. Consider that written Japanese doesn't even, I'm told, have syllables and you ...



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