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What Are the Benefits of Poetry?

I’ll separate the experiences we have with poetry into two categories: reading and writing. We then have the reasons one might read or right poetry; enlightenment, recreational and I’ll label the last one as “supportive”. Supportive here includes any therapeutic effects writing or reading may have on us. Here’s another list for you guys! This …

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. …

How Do You Start Writing Poetry

  I consider poetry a lifestyle, not just a hobby. What makes this more of a lifestyle for me is that writing affects my mindset; absorbing my thoughts and emotions. I believe that’s where we start; the brain, being pliable, molds a meditating and empathic mind through poetry. As flexible as the mind is, we …

Therapeutic Poetry Prompts

There’s no doubt that poetry can be therapeutic, but what exactly makes that so? Here are general ideas for poems to muse over. I’ll try to keep these flexible and interesting for you, along with reasons poetry is so helpful to me emotionally. One tip before we start – it’s important to write about what …