Writing a Poem

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Sunday 4 November 2018 by Matthieu Giroux

To write a poem, you have to get vocabulary to find rhymes. A rhyme is an ending, pronouncing itself in the same way, in another place of the poem. The rhymes are at the end of the verses. They create the rhythm of the poem. A poem has the minimum punctuation. The rhythm of the poem makes it possible to read it without punctuation.

But there is a trick, if you don’t have a lot of vocabulary : you just need to have prepared rhymes. You can easily make rhymes in "e","ou" for example. This can be used for slam.

A beautiful poem gives emotions. It is necessary that the reader feel driven by his feelings, for the poem to be successful. At times, the reader is in this condition.

There are a lot of kinds of poems like limericks, sonnets, fables. These poems have got almost a thematic restriction, with fables or limericks. A fable is a poem with fictional characters, or animals and a morality. A limerick is humorous, sarcastic, trivial, irreverent or irreligious.

Otherwise, the stress can be structural, with limericks1 or sonnets. We then ask for verses, with a number of syllables. You can also ask for certain kinds of rhymes. Rhyme types are grouped according to the distance of different rhymes.

You can find new poems’ references every day. After writing poems, you can let yourself be tempted by a ballad, then a song.

My Notes

Write a chosen kind of poem...
Search for poetic structures on WIKIPEDIA.