For me, spoken word poetry is more powerful than written poetry since it is a word-based poetic performance art. It is an oral tradition that emphasizes the aesthetics of word play, such as tone and vocal inflection. As a form, it requires the audience to participate through applause, shouting comments, etc.
Spoken word poets use their voice as an instrument for creating poems that are influenced by music, rhythm, and rhyme. They often use improvisational techniques to create each poem as they go along. Topics can be based on real events or simply made up on the spot. Generally, spoken word poets express themselves in their own unique way with no set pattern or formula.
Written poetry is also a very powerful tool for expressing yourself through words. Written poetry can be more structured than spoken word poetry but that doesn't have to be the case. Some writers choose to include musical notes or images in their poems to enhance its meaning or to provide a visual representation of their thoughts. Other forms of writing include free verse, which has no specific form, and narrative poetry, which tells a story with alternating lines of verse and prose.
In terms of effectiveness, both spoken word poetry and written poetry can be extremely powerful tools for communicating ideas, providing emotional support to others, and even driving social change.
Poetry is more intimate; it expresses the artist's feelings and thoughts. While spoken word contains the artist's ideas and emotions, it is written in a way that will elicit a response from the audience, similar to live theater.
Spoken word is performed before an audience, who responds to the speaker with applause or comments. This form of artistry can be found at festivals, conferences, and other venues where words are used to express ideas or convey messages. Spoken word artists can make a living performing at these events or they may want to try and make a name for themselves by touring around the country or world!
Poetry is usually read by its author during a performance. The poet may also include music along with their reading material as long as there is no distracting music played during their time on stage. Poets do not get paid to perform their work; therefore, they need to find some way to earn a living. Some poets write for magazines or newspapers, while others create works that will lead to employment opportunities such as writing songs for movies or advertising campaigns.
Spoken word artists use their talent to bring audiences together through the power of conversation. They may talk about personal experiences that connect with those in the room, or they may discuss relevant topics such as race relations, politics, or religion.
Spoken word poetry does not have to rhyme, although specific portions might be rhymed to accentuate an image or add a lyrical element. To improve the rhythmic presentation, spoken word poems may use elements of hip-hop, folk music, or jazz.
Poetry is solely reliant on word flow and rhyme. Although rhyming is permitted, spoken English is not predicated on rhyme. More artists are incorporating it into their work recently, although it is still not required. Spoken word is one of the most unconstrained kinds of word-based art. Other than process and story line, it has almost no rules. Rap is a musical form that uses a rhythmic structure to create a poem. Rhyme is only one tool used by rappers to express themselves.
Spoken word poets use language more freely, without worrying about how each word sounds or if they fit together well sentence-by-sentence. This type of poetry is often performed in front of an audience, either live or via podcast. Rap music involves a series of words sung over a rhythmic background track. The lyrics are generally very short (usually less than 10 lines), and many raps do not have a clear narrative structure. However, some musicians who incorporate rap into their songs do tell a complete story through the use of metaphors and imagery.
Spoken word and rap both fall under the category of free verse poetry. Free verse allows the artist to say what they want in a way that feels natural instead of following a specific format.