Part 2 Writing the Love Poem
- Choose a form for the poem. Love poetry can be written in many different poetic forms.
- Use sensory description. Focus on smell, taste, touch, sound, and feel when you write the poem.
- Include metaphor and simile.
- Avoid cliches.
- Use humor and wit.
towards writing poetry in order to generate feelings in your reader (in which case the poem exists entirely to serve the reader).
- Know Your Goal.
- Avoid Clichés.
- Avoid Sentimentality.
- Use Images.
- Use Metaphor and Simile.
- Use Concrete Words Instead of Abstract Words.
- Communicate Theme.
- Subvert the Ordinary.
Part 1 Starting the Poem
- Do writing exercises. A poem might start as a snippet of a verse, a line or two that seems to come out of nowhere, or an image you cannot get out of your head.
- Get inspired by your environment and those close to you.
- Pick a specific theme or idea.
- Choose a poetic form.
- Read examples of poetry.
Structure of Poetry. Poetry is literature written in stanzas and lines that use rhythm to express feelings and ideas. Poets will pay particular attention to the length, placement, and grouping of lines and stanzas. One example is the sonnet, which is a 14 line poem with a specific rhyme scheme.
Here are 5 tips for how to write poetry:
- Capture a moment. One trap I can sometimes fall into is that I try to write the big poem or the poem filled with ideas (like love, hate, etc.).
- Steal a conversation.
- Describe something or someone.
- Respond to something.
- Use someone else's line.
About Some of the Types of Poems
- Haiku. Many people have heard about haiku.
- Pastoral. One of the poetic favorites is pastoral poetry because it elicits such wonderful senses of peace and harmony.
- Terza Rima.
- Epic Poem.
Part 2 Writing the Haiku
- Follow the line and syllable structure of a haiku. Haikus follow a strict form: three lines, with a 5-7-5 syllable structure.
- Describe the subject with sensory detail.
- Use concrete images and descriptions.
- Write the poem in the present tense.
- End with a surprising last line.
- Use the Shakespearean rhyme scheme.
- Write your lines in iambic pentameter.
- Vary your meter from time to time.
- Follow the Shakespearean sonnet's stanzaic structure.
- Develop your stanzas thoughtfully.
- Choose your subject matter carefully.
- Write your Shakespearean sonnet.
Write in one of various standard rhyme schemes (Shakespearean, Petrarchan, or Spenserian). Format the sonnet using 3 quatrains followed by 1 couplet. Compose your sonnet as an argument that builds up as it moves from one metaphor to the next. Ensure your poem is exactly 14 lines.
A great word for illustrating the difference between STRESSED and UNstressed syllables is the word [PRESENT]. The word [PRESENT] is really two different words depending on which syllable you stress.
Word stress is the idea that in a word with more than one syllable, one (or more than one) syllable will be stressed or accented. And the rest will be unstressed, or, unaccented. Notice that I'm using the words 'stress' and 'accent' interchangeably. So, in English, not all syllables are created equal.
You can recognize a syllable by remembering that each one contains a vowel sound. For example, in the word computer, there are three syllables: com / pu / ter. The word bike, however, has only one syllable. In words that have more than one syllable, one syllable will be stressed.
Definition of stress mark. : a mark used with (as by being placed before, after, or over) a written syllable in the respelling of a word to show that this syllable is to be stressed when spoken : accent mark.
Examples of life stresses are:
- The death of a loved one.
- Loss of a job.
- Increase in financial obligations.
- Getting married.
- Moving to a new home.
- Chronic illness or injury.
- Emotional problems (depression, anxiety, anger, grief, guilt, low self-esteem)
Here's a list of some of the most effective natural stress reducers.
- Organize your life.
- Eat healthy.
- Limit Internet and cellphone use.
- B Vitamins.
Here are five healthy techniques that psychological research has shown to help reduce stress in the short- and long-term.
- Take a break from the stressor. It may seem difficult to get away from a big work project, a crying baby or a growing credit card bill.
- Smile and laugh.
- Get social support.
Relaxing the mind
- Take slow, deep breaths. Or try other breathing exercises for relaxation.
- Soak in a warm bath.
- Listen to soothing music.
- Practice mindful meditation. The goal of mindful meditation is to focus your attention on things that are happening right now in the present moment.
- Use guided imagery.
Follow our 10 simple tips to help manage and reduce your stress levels.
- Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine.
- Indulge in Physical Activity.
- Get More Sleep.
- Try Relaxation Techniques.
- Talk to Someone.
- Keep a Stress Diary.
- Take Control.
- Manage Your Time.
These 11 expert tips should help you clear your mind so you can get the rest you need.
- Take time to wind down.
- Tune in if it helps you tune out.
- Tap into a higher power.
- Do some deep breathing.
- Take a hot bath.
- Brew some tea.
- Take a mental vacation.
Reducing Anxiety Symptoms Right Now
- Take a deep breath.
- Accept that you're anxious.
- Realize that your brain is playing tricks on you.
- Question your thoughts.
- Use a calming visualization.
- Be an observer — without judgment.
- Use positive self-talk.
- Focus on right now.