ONOMATOPOEIA: NAMING SOUND FOR POETRY

Onomatopoeia, by strict definition, is a word which imitates the natural sounds of a thing and creates a sound effect that mimics the thing (sound) being described, thereby making the description more expressive and interesting. Simply put, in layman’s language, it is the use of words — such as ‘gring/ring’...

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DEFINING POETRY: WORD PROPHETS AND THEIR SPIRITS

Poetry is a product of mental digestion — an evidence of consciousness, because the poet writes what is heard, seen, felt, perceived, foreseen or hoped. Thus, a poet is an individual of many perceptive tentacles, expressing ‘creatively’. Frankly speaking, no ingredient of life is rejected in the kitchen of the...

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5 INFORMAL TIPS FOR GOOD POETRY

Lets chat about poetry, precisely some informal tips about making good verses.  Poetry is an art, a dance, painting, or tapestry with words. It is deliberate, not just an expression of unruly and disjointed thoughts. Therefore, the poet’s best creations are deliberately worded and designed to suit the message he...

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THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF POETRY

No matter if you’re writing sonnets or lyrics to your next mixtape, these five things are essential to any poem. IMAGERY The only thing that will make your poetry powerful and enticing is great imagery. This goes along with the line you always hear “show don’t tell.” Only with poetry,...

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THEME AND DICTION: THE CONNECTION IN POETRY

This is more a chat than a lecture. We will talk about my observation, that many people do not understand the fact that every theme has a diction it should follow. So they write poems that seem to be talking about every thing and nothing, without identifiable key words. There must be a...

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