Advanced Poetic Techniques

Structural Techniques 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.

Personification, Alliteration and Repetition in Poetry

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  1. Alliteration In Poetry

    Alliteration In Poetry: Definition And Examples

    What is alliteration?


    Alliteration is the repetition of the same beginning consonant sound in two or more words in succession. For example: "cold, covered, clarified." The repetitio...

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  3. Structure In Poetry

    Structure: Definition And Examples Of Structure In Poetry

    What is structure in a poem?



    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 ide...

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  4. 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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  6. How To Write Poetry With Emotion

    Writing poetry 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 ...

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  7. 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...

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