Sounds in Poetry. 1

Use of Sound in Poetry Part 1. Poets use words not only for connotation and meaning but also to utilise their sounds to make patterns.Sound is the most basic element of language. We learn to speak long before we learn to read or write, and the emotional response we have to sound is programmed inContinue reading “Sounds in Poetry. 1”

Pauses in poetry

Rhythmic pauses in poetry The caesura plural caesurae.It can be used in poetry and prose.This literary device involves creating a break of a breath within a line where the two separate parts are distinguishable from one another yet intrinsically linked together. The purpose of using a caesura is to create a dramatic pause, which hasContinue reading “Pauses in poetry”

Choosing words for poetry

Poetry Tips Choosing words for poetry Poets need to understand words, letters and sounds in ways more intimate than the reader or the writer of prose. I want to take you on a journey and show you had you should think of words when writing your poetry. I was given the words PEACH, PAISLEY, PACHABEL,Continue reading “Choosing words for poetry”


Teaching Series Prosody, Rhythm and Metre PART 1. Poetry is writing using concentrated language to make specific emotional responses through meaning sound and rhythm. To write exemplary poetry as opposed to ok poetry one needs to understand these elements… the ability to manipulate language, how words and syllables create sound and how to work withContinue reading “Prosody”

Poetry as visual Art

Poetry as Visual Art Whilst poetry has an aural tradition we also read it and look at it. Therefore you should consider the look of your poem as well as the way ut sounds. Poetry should be visual art as well as gaving musicality and flow. Therefore the poet needs to also consider the visualContinue reading “Poetry as visual Art”