Let’s read and discuss poetry

Lets Read and discuss Poetry Ode to a Nightingale BY JOHN KEATS My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains         My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains         One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:‘Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,         But being too happy in thine happiness,—                That thou,Continue reading “Let’s read and discuss poetry”

Writing Poetry.

Poetry a Passion We all love to write poetry but it is much more than scribbling words out of your head. 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 those elements… the ability toContinue reading “Writing Poetry.”

Figurative Language

Poetic TipsFigurative language. Using figurative language is an effective way of communicating an idea that is not easily understood because of its abstract nature or complexity. We use figurative language all the time in every day speech to illustrate ideas. Although figurative language does not offer a literal explanation, it can be used to compareContinue reading “Figurative Language”

Reading Poetry

Reading and Critiques of Poetry. Critiquing Poetry: why this is important, and how to approach it.Critiquing is a term that comes up often in poetry groups and workshops. But what exactly is it? The word critique is French, around 1695 – 1705. It originated from the Greek word kritikḗ which means the art of criticism. Now poeticContinue reading “Reading Poetry”