Writing Poetry

How to Write A Poem

Poetry has been around a long time and while the "Death of Poetry" is a phrase that is too common. We believe that poetry is filling the same needs that people have used poetry to fill for thousands of years. The poet is someone unafraid of facing the depth of their emotions and is willing to put them on paper for the public to view. Not everyone knows how to be so brave, but everyone can learn to do so. We all can learn to write poetry and become a better person through it. Are you looking to meet your inner self and your inner poet? We hope we can help you find the poet in you!

Learning How To Write Your Own Poems

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  1. Common Spelling And Grammar Mistakes In Poetry

    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 through it before making it public. Make sure the words are arranged in a way that makes sense. Make sure you take the time to proofread what you have crafted. A sloppy poem will be overlooked by your readers.

    You will find some examples of common mistakes that have been seen in people's work. Some may be an innocent oversight on the author's part. Others might be a reflection of a sloppy author. Either way, learn from these so you don't make the same mistakes.

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  3. Poetry Writing Prompts

    Poetry Prompts - Creative Ideas For Writing Poetry

    Do you want to write a poem but need an idea to get you started?

    Give one of these writing prompts a try. It's all about being creative. Don't worry if you poem seems silly. It might be just the writing exercise you need in order to spark another idea.

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  4. How To Write A Villanelle

    Write A Hollywood Villanelle



    We’re going to turn your favorite movie into a villanelle (Hollywood Villanelle).

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  6. Tips For Writing Better Poetry

    Poetry is a unique genre of writing. While there are many forms of poetry that have certain specifications, poetry as a whole is a genre that allows a lot of author creativity. It doesn't have to be a daunting task. It can be a lot of fun if you embrace it.


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  7. Poetic Forms

    15 Easy Poetic Forms With Examples And Definitions

    Poetry comes in a variety of forms. Some forms have more structure than others. Some follow rules that have to do with rhyming, syllables, repetition, etc. Others are an expression that are fully in the hands of the author.


    Explore these common forms, and give them a try.


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  8. How To Write A Haiku

    Haiku Poem Examples And Definition

    Haiku is probably the most well-known form of traditional Japanese poetry. Its short structure and aphorism-like nature has inspired countless people to put their pen on the paper – or their fingers on the keyboard. A well-written haiku is a great example of the art of conveying much while saying very little. Therefore, writing haiku is very good exercise to all aspiring poets; even those who rather stick to their sonnets or free verse.

    The three aspects of haiku


    If your goal is to write a haiku that follows all the conventions of a traditional haiku, then there are three things you need to consider:

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  10. Write Poetry About Seasons, Shapes, Senses And Odes




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  11. Free Verse Poems

    Examples And Definition Of Free Verse Poems

    What is a free verse poem?
    Free verse poems do not follow any rules. Their creation is completely in the hands of the author. The author chooses how to use techniques such as rhyming, syllable count, stanzas, line length, etc. Some of these poems follow natural speech patterns, while others use shortened or extended lines to convey thoughts and emotions.

    How Do I Write A Free Verse Poem?
    To write a free verse poem, begin by thinking of a topic. It could be a person, experience, or emotion. It could be topic about family, life, nature, or death. The topics are endless, but choose something that's close to your heart. That will create the most emotionally driven piece.

    Examples Of Short Free Verse Poems




    Examples Of Free Verse Poems About Life




    Examples Of Free Verse Poems For Kids


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  12. Narrative Poems

    Definition And Examples Of Narrative Poetry

    What is a Narrative Poem?


    A narrative poem tells the story of an event in the form of a poem.

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