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Need some advice on writing poetry

  1. richtwf profile image60
    richtwfposted 6 years ago

    I've just started to write poems but I need to get some feedback to help me improve my technique. I have had some good comments so far but was wondering where at HubPages I could get help on the creative side of writing?

    I also was thinking about joining another website specifically for developing my poetry skills but If I post anything elsewhere then I will receive a penalty and my Hub score will be compromised.

    Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.


    1. qwark profile image58
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Rich: what kind of poetry i.e. rhyming? prose?

      1. richtwf profile image60
        richtwfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I guess rhyming since that's what I've mostly been doing so far but would like to perhaps develop some good habits in general.

        Any recommendations on where to go online or within HubPages or particular books to study?

        1. qwark profile image58
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Rich: There's no easy way.
          Get a good rhyming dictionary. Develop a great vocabulary.
          Rhyming poetry is very difficult and time consuming.
          The symmetry, timing, cadence, balance, subject, all must be there to keep one reading.
          I'm a poet of sorts.
          Here's one of mine. It's long...4 chapters of rhyme. Let me know what ya think...if you read it.


  2. ddsurfsca profile image77
    ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago

    Poetry is more than rhyming, it has to have almost a musical timing to it so that when you read it aloud, there are not leftover syllables...after you write something, stop and read it outloud and make sure is sounds good.  also there are different ways of rhyming for example you can rhyme the last word of every line...or every other line
    the man of tin
    was never known
    it was too win
    but never grown

    get a book, and read up on some of the styles, they all vary to their own style.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image92
    Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago

    If you visit other poetry Hubs and leave comments, you'll get comments in return.

    However, you may be better to join a site which specialises in developing poets.  Google "poetry websites" and you'll see there are quite a few!