Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Confidence Is The Key~Poetry


In my school we have a poetry unit in 7th & 8th grade. This is a skill I personally have (Writing poetry).
 Here are a few steps to writing awesome poems:
1). Which kind of poem do you want to write?
There are so many different kinds of poems! Including:
- Ode
- Free Verse
- Diamante
- Haiku
- Sonnets- Italian & English
and that is only a few!!
I suggest if you have never had ANY experience that you do not start with Sonnet or Free Verse!!!!
I have to say that diamante are most likely to be the easiest. 
If you are brave enough to start with another poem, pick one that has rules, but not to many! This will cause you to give up on your eventual beautiful poem!

ODE- A poem to a certain someone. Could be a poem to a inanimate object, an animal, or person. If it is to an object, make sure you personify it!!

FREE VERSE- No rules!!!!

DIAMANTE- To long to explain so here is an example:
forever, passionate
caring, loving
hugs, kisses, tissues, tears
longing, crying
forever, solitary

HAIKU- Syllables:
line 1: 5
line 2: 7
line 3: 5

SONNET- Look it up :P

2). Best poems come to mind when you are emotional!
I would know! My cat left about 1 year and a month ago :'( he is my inspiration.
-Find a quite spot where you can be alone! You don't want any others budging in on your poem writing session!
- Think about the worst moment in your life. But come on, I don't want to see you thinking of the homework that is due tomorrow! Think of something that
barley anyone knows about, or something you have kept inside.
- Let out the tears! It is better for your poems & yourself. Let yourself just flounder in your feelings until you have written the suficient amount. (this should be a great idea for a free verse or an Ode)

GOOD LUCK!!! if you have any aditional questions you can email me at:

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