Rhymes are employed for the specific purpose of rendering a pleasing effect to a poem which makes its recital an enjoyable experience.
Punctuation in poetry is similar to punctuation in prose and serves almost the same purpose as bar lines in music without which the words and notes won’t flow altogether. In order words, punctuation assists in organizing your words into discernible verses: encapsulates thoughts and ideas aids in coherence and the presentation of meaning signals when and… Continue reading UNDERSTANDING POETRY: THE PLACE OF PUNCTUATION IN A POEM (by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson)
It is time for our poets to realize that a boy is not always a butterfly & our mothers are not all moons. Poetry is first an expression of self before anything. Be original.
Whenever young writers are gathered, one question that is always asked – in varying forms, is ‘how can one become a successful writer?’ It goes without saying that this poser has no direct ‘A-B-C’ answer. As a matter of fact, successful writers will offer different tips on excelling in the writing craft because writing is a… Continue reading 4 SIMPLE HABITS THAT CAN MAKE YOU A SUCCESSFUL WRITER
Each time I try to do it right, I fail myself. I’ve tried all I could but I keep getting it wrong. The other day, someone’s comment on my wall made me want to give up writing but I told myself I would write again and again and again but I keep failing and failing… Continue reading WRITING IS NOT FOR LITTLE CHILDREN: A TREATISE BY JOHN CHIZOBA VINCENT
No matter where you belong, through discussion and sharing your stories with others you can become a known person for each other. Storytelling is the most important factor to inspire and influence other people. Everyone in life has some sort of strange stories. As Robert McKee said: “when we want mood experience, we go to… Continue reading STORYTELLING IS IMPORTANT
Poetry has always been a part of human life. It is an art that lies in the soul and spirit of man since the beginning of time. A poet writes always of his personal life and experience. He writes because he has an indispensable desire in his heart to express his ideas to objectify his… Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF POETRY AND GREAT LITERATURE
It’s been years of writing. Believe me, it’s been hectic but fun too. I have had my essays, articles, fictions, and poems published in magazines and journals. Besides, I have an online magazine, host contests, and curate anthologies. So I have the best opportunity of writing this based on my experience so far. News headlines… Continue reading 15 IMPORTANT WRITING ‘FACTS’ YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T NOTICED
It’s important to be able to capture all the great ideas appearing in your head while writing. If you write fast, you have all the chances to do so. Here are 15 ways you can increase your writing speed (and quality): The Infographic ’15 Ways to Write Faster’ was created by CustomWriting.Org and republished… Continue reading 15 WAYS TO WRITE FASTER & BETTER
There is something about poets that makes them gods. It is not the relativism of their works or their verisimilitude. It is not the aptitude of their word usage or the striking semblance of a symbolism. I tell you certainly, it is not metaphorism and other categorical comparatives. It is apparently the mystics manifested in… Continue reading THE CONCEPT OF GODHOOD IN POETS: HOW POETS BECOME GODS an essay by Aremu Adams Adebisi