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."
A quick overview of how to write a Shakespearean sonnet. Includes background information and walks you through the process of writing a sonnet. Ends with a personal sonnet.
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 emotion behind an obscure yet...
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.
Learn to write a swap quatrain poem. This musical form is easy to learn and fun to write. Warning! They're addictive!
Before you write a Shakespearean sonnet you have to become familiar with its structure and form. Learn how to write a Shakespearean sonnet here...
"Haiga" is Japanese for a haiku with a picture that illustrates it or plays off it in some way. Today, there are haiga with brush paintings, photographs, and abstract art.
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 hub article, you'll find that...
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.
Poetry tips. Using endstopepd and enjambed lines, using found poems to practice.