Tynea Lewis

Tynea Lewis

About Tynea Lewis

Tynea Lewis is a former elementary teacher who has had a passion for writing ever since she can remember. She was recognized by the International Literacy Association in 2016 and named a 30 Under 30 honoree for her work with literacy through LitPick Student Book Reviews, an online reading and writing program.

Although she always loved writing, she developed a disdain for poetry in middle school when an English teacher harshly critiqued her piece, but she fell in love with again at the end of high school when she used poetry to express emotions from tragedies and struggles she faced. Her poems have been published online and in devozine, a teen devotional magazine.

She writes to express herself and be an encouragement to others. You can connect with her on Twitter and Instagram at @TyneaLewis or on her blog at tynea-lewis.com.

    Poems by Tynea Lewis

  • Her Smile (Pantoum)

    • Published: June 6, 2018
    Pushing The Pain Aside

    in Abuse Poems

    Her smile was visible to all,
    Showing a dark secret
    From an inescapable memory
    Because of the lie she kept telling herself.

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  • Write A Structured Poem

    Structured Poem Forms And Template Examples

    in Teaching Poetry


    Structured poems are poems that provide a specific format to follow. They are perfect for those who need a little more help forming a poem. They can easily be im...

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  • Library Events

    in Poetry Activities


    Libraries are not just places for books. They are also full of exciting events. Check out your local library to see what they are doing to celebrate National Poetry Month.

    If they do not have events scheduled, talk to the director to see if you can help them set up a night where people come to read aloud their favorite poems or poems they’ve written.

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  • Build A Poetry Inspiration Jar

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    Poem ideas can be found anywhere. You just have to be open to their possibility and capture the ideas as they com...

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  • Pictspiration! Try Photo-Inspired Poetry

    Write A Poem Inspired By A Picture

    in Poetry Activities

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Look through your phone, a magazine, or a website to find a picture that inspires you to write. It could be a picture of a landscape, an activity, a building, people, etc.

    Take a moment to observe everything about the picture.

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Examples Of Poems That Use Similes
  • Public
  • Published 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Poems With Similes

These poems are enhanced with the addition of similes which make comparisons. Similes are a form of figurative language that use the words "like" or "as" to compare two things.

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  • Poems 9
  • Quotes 0
  • Total 9
Poems With Symbolism
  • Public
  • Published on 07/16/18

Poems Technique Of Symbolism

Symbolism is a technique used in writing when one thing stands for something else (examples: rainbow stands for hope or a withering leaf stands for aging).

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  • Poems 13
  • Quotes 0
  • Total 13
Poems With A Clear Theme
  • Public
  • Published on 07/16/18

Poetic Technique Of Theme

The theme of a poem is its underlying message that the author is trying to convey through a piece of writing. The theme tells us what a poem is about.

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  • Poems 3
  • Quotes 0
  • Total 3
Poems That Use Onomatopoeia
  • Public
  • Published on 07/16/18

Poetic Technique Of Onomatopoeia

These poems contain onomatopoeias. An onomatopoeia is a word created from the sound associated with that word (examples: boom, sizzle, shh).

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  • Poems 2
  • Quotes 0
  • Total 2
Poems With Alliteration
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  • Published on 07/16/18

Poetic Technique Of Alliteration

These poems use the poetic technique of alliteration, which is when the same beginning letter or sound is used in multiple words that are in close proximity.

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  • Poems 1
  • Quotes 0
  • Total 1

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