How To Choose What Form To Use When Writing Poetry
The word "sonnet" means
You can consciously sit down and say, today I will write a sonnet. Today I will write free verse, and you can just do it like that, and that's what I'm going to try and do. Another way is that as you're thinking about what you are going to write, let the voices from your reading start coming into your head and see if you sense where those voices have come from. Ah, that came from that dramatic monologue that I read by Robert Browning. Oh, yes, I know how that goes, and then the form in a way will speak to you. It's from two ways on: the highly conscious end, one way, and then if you like it, it's an associative way from the other end.