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”
Are you familiar with the Acrostic poem? Where you write a word vertically down a page and fit an apposite word or sentence for each line? Acrostic Style – This is a poem that is constructed in such a way that the first letter of each line can be compiled together to spell one orContinue reading “Acrostic ….Adventure…..challenge”
Late nights turn quickly to early morning As I recognise the spark of an idea Whilst the ticking clock issues no warning Space between the second hand is falling Recognising potential could be the reason Late nights turn quickly to early morning I will have recognised a new dawning of ideas, to beContinue reading “Ticking Clock”
Tomorrow sees the launch of the fourth anthology published by Rheteroric Askew. Its full of short stories, flash fiction and poetry. I have some pieces of flssh fiction in the book. It is available on kindle or amazon print.
The best way to read poetry is aloud. The choice of words the amount of syllables and the arrangement of lines will dictate the rhythm The time taken to say the word will depend on the amount of syllables and where the stress lies. Punctuation affects rhythmn . Line stops or the running of twoContinue reading “The stresses on words and the rythmn of poetry”
Poetry An imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning ,rhythmn and language choices to create an emotional experience. Meaning and emotion through words Poetry is innate because of the way we learn language which is through sound and repetition before we can read or write… Its innate because if the natural rythms within our body. Continue reading “Poetry”
Poets use a range of musical and figurative devices to achieve their effects. Some of these effects relate to the rhythm and metre ( meter) of the words. In poetry, the meter (or metre) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse. The study of the rhythm, stress, and pitch (or intonation) of speech isContinue reading “Devices used by poets. 1. “
I have had reason of late to cogitate about the differences between American English and United Kingdom English. I am sure there are articles out there giving definitive views on the subject. I admit to not having done a search yet. A few incidents have set me wondering if the different word usages and termsContinue reading “Do National quirks put readers off?”