This hub article will cover three types of poems: The Japanese Haiku, the Shakespearean Sonnet, and the Song Ballad. In essence, I will show you how to write each and hopefully, by the time you're through reading this...
Learning to write in iambic pentameter can be challenging for some. Here is one method to teach yourself how to write in iambic pentameter.
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.
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."
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.
I'm not a poet so I'm not about to tell anyone how to write poetry. But I have had a few of my poems published so maybe I've got something to say, even if it's only 'how not to be a famous poet'...
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.
In the mid-2oth Century, confessional poetry made a profound impact on the literary world. This guide will allow you to write amazing confessional poetry, whether it is for pleasure or for a class.
This is a niche countless writers imagine as an effortless journey to success. This is not always the case. There are more than a few techniques to use to accomplish this. Take a peek at some to use.
An introduction to spoken word poetry and poetry slams, with tips for writing and performing your own spoken word poetry.