Does Poetry Need to Rhyme?

This is a question of what makes poetry good or bad. If we’re going to figure out whether rhyming is that critical factor that makes a poem, I believe we should highlight what else the poet has in their arsenal to beautify their writing. Here’s a list. Literary devices Rhetorical devices Sensory detail Style and …

Why Do People Like Poetry?

In this post, I’ll be revealing the reasons that people enjoy reading poetry. I’ll also be discussing, in detail, the literary devices poets use to enhance the reading experience for readers and the different techniques a poet can use to better their writing and how they affect the reader. The pleasure we experience when reading …

What is The Purpose of A Poem?

Today we’ll be directing our focus towards the purposes of examples of poetry, rather than the purpose of poetry itself because the art is all-encompassing. We’ll also be discussing the reasons a poet writes. When we get to the intentions of the poets themselves, we see that there is purpose that is specific to them. …

Imagery | Definition | Examples

The use of imagery in poetry isn’t as straight forward as you’d think. An image should be complete and descriptive; in poetry, stating that “here, we have a puddle” isn’t enough because there’s no use of descriptive language. This is “telling without showing”. When you see a puddle, there are other traits; the reflection being …

Free Verse Examples | Poetry

In this article, I’ll be showing you some of my free verse poetry and revealing exactly what makes them good pieces of writing. I have a new goal now that I’ve discovered a pattern in my writing: I tend to use run-on sentences along with enjambment and internal rhymes; the goal is to continue this …

How To Write A Good Sonnet

A sonnet is recognized by its iambic pentameter, ABAB rhyme scheme and three stanzas along with one couplet. THE GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX OF POETRY Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show, That she, dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain,— Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her …

Poetry Analysis Guide

Half of what I do is analyze poetry; here I’ll give you one example of a poem I interpreted.   Emily Dickinson is quite the unconventional poet; I’ve read many of her poems throughout the years and can say that religion and death pervade her poems in at times a subtle way. Others portray her …

Short Poems | Nature

Here, we’ll be discussing a series of poems written about nature as well as providing advice for those that wish to start writing poetry or want to become better writers.   You may have seen this before – a ball bouncing to the lyrics of a sing-along on some children show on TV… in iambic …