Over the last few weeks, there have been more and more discussions in poetry related forums I participate in over whether poems should rhyme and if that’s passe.
I’m not a huge fan of poetry that has end-rhyme only. Mostly, I think, because sometimes it sounds too “kiddy” or repetitive. I think rhyming poems get ignored or looked down on because some poets force it. Meaning, they put a word at the end of the line for the sole purpose of continuing a rhyme pattern. It’s very difficult to rhyme and make it sound like natural speech.
Do you like rhyming poetry? Do you think rhyming is passe?