This article provides a brief overview of lyrical poetry including the history of the lyric poem and a summary of the most common lyrical poetry forms. It also provides options for writing lyric poems along with specific suggestions and quick tips to make the process successful.
This article aims to teach you how to select the right word for the right line in your poems by analyzing the use of phonemes in "Sappho 31" and Bob Dylan's "It's Alright, Ma (I'm only Bleeding)."
Beginning poets should be required to take a vow equivalent of the medical "Hippocratic Oath." If poets could be held to a standard of excellence, less doggerel would plague the literary world.
Writing poetry is fun. Acrostic poems are a form of puzzle in which a word is spelled out by a letter in each line. Try it for yourself; you may be a poet and not yet know it!
Discover how to write your own villanelle, a fixed-verse form of poetry that's both challenging and fun!
Compiled from two of his lectures, this essay appeared in Donald Hall's collection titled Poetry and Ambition: Essays 1982-88.
Use my writing prompt to write a haiku-a-day for National Poetry Month. Read my own haiku for inspiration and ideas. An explanation of my haiku will also be offered. Today's prompt is LIVE.
After a century of free verse poetry the idea of actually following all the rules and staying within the confines of a sonnet may seem a little old-fashioned. Before I explain exactly how to write a sonnet, what rhyme schemes are and what...
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry used to describe emotions in relation to nature. They are short and powerful. Write some of your own. Here are some of my haiku poems about cold weather and winter.