How to Write Poetry
Learning to write in iambic pentameter can be challenging for some. Here is one method to teach yourself how to write in iambic pentameter.
An English teacher provides practical tips for writing more engaging prose poetry.
Poetry can be one of the hardest forms of literature to critique properly because of its abstract forms and expression of personal feelings from the author. Poems can express a description of a physical object of the...
A good haiku needs "a gap where sparks fly." Japanese haiku use a kireji, a "cutting word," between two images, and English haiku also have a juxtaposition or "cut."
Traditional nature haiku use kigo, or "season words." Like the famous "cherry blossoms" for spring, these words or phrases evoke a particular time of year.
An in-depth appreciation of four great bloggers who post mostly haiku, or haiku and tanka, plus other fine blogs & Keruac's haiku on YouTube. Add your own favorites in the comments!
Turning poetry into shape poetry is creative and fun and also effective in delivering your message. Learn how to write shape poetry and then try creating one of your own shape poems.
How do you turn ideas into words? How do you turn words into a poem, an essay, a story? These writing tips (and poems) may help you get your words from mind to page.
Poems can be easy and really fun for kids. Here are six simple types of poems any child can write, with examples and brief histories.
An introduction to spoken word poetry and poetry slams, with tips for writing and performing your own spoken word poetry.
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