Need help understanding the use of delineation in poetry
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For a while now, I have been seeing the recurrent use of delineation in poetry but I am unsure as to why it is used. I have started to experiment with it a bit myself, and I have personal reasons for why I am spacing lines, but I don't know if I am actually using the technique correctly.
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Need help understanding the use of delineation in poetry

by aquamantis

For a while now, I have been seeing the recurrent use of delineation in poetry but I am unsure as to why it is used.

I have started to experiment with it a bit myself, and I have personal reasons for why I am spacing lines, but I don't know if I am actually using the technique correctly.

Now, I may be referring to this with the incorrect term.

So, if I am, let me try to explain what I mean: why do poets place lines in spaced formations or so they take on an irregular shape?

Another way this could be used would be for putting space between words within a line.

Why is this used and what affect does it have on the poem itself? Is it used to create an interrupted rhythm, so as to convey some sort of meaning to the reader almost subconsciously?

Or am I completely off the mark?

Sorry if the wording of this post isn't clear or correct. Thank you to anyone willing to read this or answer!

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