Poetic Techniques

Poetry takes words, memories, feelings and perspectives and transforms them into an art form. If you have an interest in writing poetry, but aren't sure where to start, remember that much can be learned from reading poetry written by famous poets. In addition to reading as much poetry as possible, there are also quite a few poetic techniques you should get to know in order to write poems that allow you to express yourself in an artful way. Studying said techniques will help you to make the leap between poetry student and poet.

Articles On Basic Poetic Techniques Used In Writing Poetry

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Narrative Poems
By Tynea Lewis
A narrative poem tells the story of an event in the form of a poem.

  • It may or may not rhyme.

  • It could be short or long.

  • It has a beginning, middle, and end. ..........
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Common Spelling And Grammar Mistakes In Poetry
By Tynea Lewis
You want your poetry to be a reflection of who you are. You want people to take it seriously. You want it to be as perfect as can be, right? If so, the biggest thing you can do is take time to read ..........
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Try It Yourself - Poem Templates
By Tynea Lewis
Reading poems written by other people can inspire you to write similar ones. Maybe it's the theme that catches your attention. Maybe it's the structure. Maybe it's the humor. Whatever it is, don't be ..........
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Science Mentor Texts - Poem Templates
By Tynea Lewis
Below are some poems from Family Friend Poems that can be used as mentor texts. These poems were used as inspiration to create templates for others to use to craft their own similar poem. Using these ..........
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Social Studies Using Mentor Texts
By Tynea Lewis
A mentor text is a text that is used as an example of good writing. Many times these texts can be springboards for you to use to ignite your own creativity and write a piece that has been inspired by ..........
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5 Senses In Poetry
By Tynea Lewis
Taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing.

Your 5 senses help you take in information from the world around you. These senses are also a powerful tool to use when you're writing. They help ..........
Votes: 9,  Rating: 4.56
Similes and Metaphors In Poetry
By Tynea Lewis
Using similes and metaphors is a great way to add description to your writing. Both similes and metaphors take two concepts and compare them.

Similes:


Compare two ..........
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Free Verse Poems
By Tynea Lewis
Free verse poems do not follow any rules. Their creation is completely in the hands of the author.

Rhyming, syllable count, punctuation, number of lines, number of stanzas, and line formation ..........
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Rhyme Schemes and Patterns In Poetry
By Tynea Lewis
While not all poems rhyme, some follow a certain rhyming scheme, adding to the rhythm of the poem. The last word of each line is what we look at when discussing a rhyming scheme.

Letters are ..........
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Stanzas - Couplet, Tercet and Quatrain
By Tynea Lewis
Just like other forms of writing, poetry needs to be organized. Stanzas provide a structure for that organization. Each stanza is made up of a varying number of lines, just like paragraphs are made ..........
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