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How To Write Like A Spoken Word Poet
Have you ever wonder how spoken word poets write interesting stories or about certain topics? Do you know how they put words together to flow very well? Do you want to write like a spoken word poet? If your answer is yes I have 3 main points that will get you writing like a spoken word poet in no time.
The first important thing you need to do is come up with a title. When you come up with a title make sure that it is a title that catches your attention. You have to ask yourself, "If I never heard of spoken word poetry and I came across this title will it catch my attention?"
The second step is you need to write the main idea for the title you are writing about. You want to be straight forward and ask yourself the 4 W's, what, when, where, and who.
What is the main idea and what is the overall message of this poem?
When did this (example: conflict, struggle, fight, etc.,) happen and how it happen?
Where did this (example: conflict, struggle, fight, etc.,) happen?
Who started this (example: conflict, struggle, fight, etc.,) and who are you addressing?
You have the title in mind of what you want to write about and all you doing is outlining your poetry. This should make your writing a lot easier; especially when you are writing out the main ideas and key points to your poetry.
The third step is you need to put your mind into your poetry. In other words, whatever you are writing about whether it's about your life as a homeless person, abusive relationship, or heartbreak you need to feel and act like the character that is in your poetry. When you put yourself into another mindset of that character and imagining every conflict that surrounds you you will be able to write words that you never knew that was inside you. If you are speaking about politics, history, law etc., you still need to imagine and visualize that you are speaking for someone else. The words that are delivered in spoken word poetry is powerful.
In conclusion, the only way to write like a spoken word poet is to keep writing. Practice makes perfect and the only way to become a great writer is to keep writing. Try to write at least 3 times day. The more you write the more creative you become. Spoken word poetry is about speaking the truth and how you feel. Know that poetry are not just words written on paper but the words on paper demand to be heard. #Poets #PoetrySlam #Poetry #Wisdom #Author #Writers #hashtags #Poem #SpokenWordPoet #Tutorial
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