Topic: How to write an english poem
July 24, 2019 / By Clarence Question:
It doesn't have to rhyme or anything or be that spectatular....usually I don't have this bad of a time trying to figure out something-but today it's like I have poetry block haha...and its due tomorrow so I can't wait to think up of anything..
Thanks for your help
Amminadab | 5 days ago
genrally i write my poems about how i feel or how i felt or what a place would be like, if i was there.
i always write about how i feel, most of the time it helps me to deal with emotions.
i start by brainstorming words and sentences that describe how i feel or where i am.
then i goes on from there!
i find poetry is an expression of eg. feelings just put into words, and expressed into a "launguage" that (some might not understand) people understand.
In a poetry class I took last year, we created poems by first acquiring a palette of words from some other text.
Find any text, a newspaper article, or anything written.
Take every fifth or sixth or twentieth word until you have
a sufficient number of words from these texts, whatever the amount is that you need for your poem.
Then find words of your own that you like, which relate to emotion: such as tears, tense, nervous, volcanic, hot-headed, ranting, raving, frantic, rapt, ecstatic, etc. and put the words together following a poetry form.
This is an acceptable way to write contemporary poetry. It gives the author a certain distance from the personal way of expression, and is similar to a painter choosing colors for the canvas, or a sculptor choosing materials for an assemblage.
Why not associate emotions with senses like touch, taste, feel, smell, sight? Also in the poem you could go from bad to good, anxious to surprise, etc. emotions will associating them with senses:
fire bursting anger like a pepper....