Poetry tips. Using endstopepd and enjambed lines, using found poems to practice.
How to find good topics for your poems
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.
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 narrative poem is one that tells a story. It can be short or long. It can rhyme with a set pattern or without; it doesn't doesn't have to rhyme, though. It can have a set meter or be a little varied. Narrative poems don't follow too many rules,...
Learn to write a swap quatrain poem. This musical form is easy to learn and fun to write. Warning! They're addictive!
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!
Before you write a Shakespearean sonnet you have to become familiar with its structure and form. Learn how to write a Shakespearean sonnet here...
Similes List: Nature Similes: Clear as water on the far away shores of sea Clouds as soft as snow balls Burning in sun rays like corns baked on hot sand As rude as dry winter As elegant as morning mist Beaming with glea like a sunny day ...
A humorous guide to writing "bad" haiku -- mediocre and boring ones -- whose goal is to help people write and edit haiku better.