Before you write a Shakespearean sonnet you have to become familiar with its structure and form. Learn how to write a Shakespearean sonnet here...
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.
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...
Learn to write a swap quatrain poem. This musical form is easy to learn and fun to write. Warning! They're addictive!
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 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,...
"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.
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!
An introduction to spoken word poetry and poetry slams, with tips for writing and performing your own spoken word poetry.