Today’s poetic device, as defined by William Packard in his book, The Poet’s Dictionary: A Handbook of Prosody and Poetic Devices, is
Dramatic Poetry: Poetry that involves two or more notes or TONES or VOICES, as opposed to lyric poetry which involves a single note or tone or voice. Dramatic poetry is not often represented in standard anthologies for English or American poetry because most dramatic verse is written for the theater.
I wrote a poem several years ago that I have entitled many things, but the final version ended up with the title, “Interrupted Monologues.” I wrote this poem to be read through twice. The first time, Part I is to be read first, then Part II. The second time through, the lines are to be read straight across the page, as if the voices are interrupting each other, or finishing each others’ sentences. Because it is written in columns, I cannot post it here in its true form, so I am providing a link herein, so that you can see the poem on the page. You can hear the poem read (along with a poem written by Anthony Abbott, and a poem written by Gary Metheny) in the video below.
Here is the link for the poem itself: Interrupted Monologues
Thanks for viewing and reading.