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 …

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 …