Advanced Poetic Techniques

Personification, Structure, Repetition and Emotion in poetry

Crafting a strong poem can be accomplished by using a variety of techniques. Each one creates a particular mood in a poem. Writing with a specific tone helps to evoke various emotions, causing readers to connect with a poem on a deeper level. Some techniques include personification, repetition, metaphors, and similes. Using them helps convey the message the author wants the readers to take away from the piece. They help a great poem stand out from the rest. Using specific techniques strengthens the quality of the poem, but some of these techniques take a bit of practice to master.


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  1. Structure In Poetry

    The structure of a poem refers to the way it is presented to the reader. This could include technical things such as the line length and stanza format. Or it could include the flow of the words used and ideas conveyed.

    Line length shows the reader how it should be read. Short lines are usually read faster, with more emotion. Longer lines slow down the pace of a poem. Choosing appropriate line breaks gives a reader a chance to take a natural breath.

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  3. Similes And Metaphors In Poetry

    Similes And Metaphors In Poetry - Examples And Definitions

    Do you want to make the descriptions in your writing stronger?
    Do you want people to connect your words with other experiences in their lives?
    Using similes or metaphors is a great way to add explanations to your writing. Both similes and meta...

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  4. How To Write Poetry With Emotion

    Writing with emotion is all about getting your reader to feel what you are feeling, whether it's excitement, despair, anticipation, joy, anger, etc. It could be the best feeling in the world. It could also be the worst.

    Since writing poetry is a way to express feelings, don't hold back. Just focus on getting your thoughts down on paper.

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  6. Repetition In Poetry

    What Is Repetition In Poetry?

    Repetition is a poetic technique used to draw a person's attention to a certain idea. Think about school. If a teacher wants to get her point across, is she going to say it once? No. She is going to repeat it multiple times so it begins to sink in. The same works with poetry.

    How Is Repetition Used In Poetry?

    While the use of repetition doesn't necessarily mean a poem is wonderful, it does help bring a reader's attention to certain ideas, emotions, or thoughts. Sometimes a little repetition goes a long way. Too much repetition can make the poem boring to read, so it's a delicate balance.

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