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”

Writing Love Poetry

Want to write love poems? Unless you are writing to give to a specific person you need to find an edge a new angle. Telling someone you love them they are perfect has been so overdone that it is boring. You need a new angle, so much of love poetry has been overdone it hasContinue reading “Writing Love Poetry”

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”

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”