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Q&A What should be covered in a poetry workshop?

I may take on the task of leading a one session (2 hour maximum) workshop on poetry. What would be the most important aspects that should be covered in such a workshop? I would assume that most fol...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Terri Simon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a technical term for a rhyme using both the end of one sentence, and the beginning of the next?

Is there a word for when the last word of a line is the first word of a sentence, which creates a rhyme when combined with the preceding word? That might not be clear on its own; this excerpt from...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Andrew Clark‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Having a character quote an entire stanza of a poem

I am working on a long form fiction item. In this one of the characters will quote the first stanza from a poem. Normally with speech, one opens quotes, adds the text, and closes quotes. However I ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Matthew Brown aka Lord Matt‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How does one avoid imposing one's own voice and preferences in critiques?

When critiquing another's writing I find myself making suggestions that are clearly biased toward how I would write the work. This effect seems particularly prevent for poetry, where suggestions ar...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Paul A. Clayton‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is mathematical poetry a form of poetry?

One author considers this mathematical statement by LeRoy Gorman entitled “The Birth of Tragedy” as a form of minimalist poetry: (!+?)^2 Is this mathem...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user13880‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you make a vague metaphor more easy to understand?

I am a fairly avid songwriter, and although I like writing meaningful lyrics, I am not particularly good at it. I tend to use a lot of metaphors in my lyrics, but they're always quite easy to unde...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Lee White‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Metaphor or Personification

Recently, on a school test, I was given a poem comprehension. One of the questions was : What is the figure of speech in "...the trees start whispering among themselves? (A) Metaphor (B) S...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Yashbhatt‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A On offering feedback to stories/novels/poetry

Very often, I happen to have to offer my feedback on friends' short stories or novels or poetry. However, I find it very difficult to give a throughout feedback on this kind of writing which is not...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Person who invented "formula" for good poetry

I remember hearing about this formula where it showed a graph of what makes a poem good. It had something to do with increasing length to increase enjoyability. I was wondering if anyone remembered...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by stumped‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can the term "Glorified delivery" be used to signify giving birth?

My cousin is giving birth to twins, and I am preparing the invitation cards. I wrote Twice as much love Two blessings from above Anthony a lovely boy And Joya brings the joy The glorified deliv...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Lynob‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Usage of commas in poetry

I wrote a piece of poetry for one of my short stories (the main character, Eri, writes poems). It's the following: Eri, did you feel the earthquake last night? Are you really sure your ap...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should this introductory quotation be translated, untranslated, or dropped?

When I first wrote "Gawain's Guilt-Girdle" (14 lines of verse) I introduced it with a short (modernized/translated) quotation from the Middle English work Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. I think m...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Paul A. Clayton‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does my poem convey the character of the (fictional) author well? [closed]

The core character in my current work-in-progress is an immortal goddess (of the minor kind), who goes increasingly desperate. In her desperation she's about to do something quite terrible, and the...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by SF.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Iambic pentameter: how do you use words with 'secondary stressed' syllables?

I'm trying to create textbook-perfect iambic pentameter. I may be wrong in my assumption of there being such a thing as a 'secondary stressed syllable', but in the word 'poetry', the rhythm of it ...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How is parallel construction viewed in literature?

I wrote a "take-off" on a French song using a technique that I believe is called "parallel construction." https://french.stackexchange.com/questions/6041/can-rustique-be-used-as-a-form-of-self-dep...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Tom Au‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Punctuation and capitalisation in poetry [closed]

I'm writing a poem entirely without commas, periods, colons, dashes, emdashes, etc. However, near the end of the poem I name a city and I want to capitalise it. On one hand, I think it would be j...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by JAM‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What qualities should a good metaphor have?

What makes an individual metaphor a good illustration of a complex idea as opposed to a "bad" metaphor that doesn't do the job of painting a picture with alternate words?

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Nathan C. Tresch‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Using poetry in novels a good option?

I write fiction as well as poetry. And many a times I use poetry as a tool to bring out that acute feeling of pain or love (as required) in my explanations. What if I use poetry to introduce or en...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by J A Tagala‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is this form of poetry called?

I am poet and a blogger, and was writing a poem today for my blog. It went something like: So, are you missing me? Missing me so much that you crave, crave to meet me right now... Does anybody k...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by c0da‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you manage all the different aspects of writing poetry?

Every time I try to write a poem I find myself incredibly stuck. It feels to me like poetry has so many different aspects- meter, structure, rhyming, lingual aesthetics (not to mention semantics), ...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by EpsilonVector‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Know any metaphors about women that...?

... are very skilled in getting men to like them, men really easily fall in love with them, but they (the women) are not interested in anything more than a sexual relationship?

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Paul‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the indent rule of poetry?

I've seen people indent their poems like below: Writing on wall It was just plane writing on wall I must have taken it a serious call She was on and off repeating same thing There wa...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by xzhu‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I write poems in an attractable manner?

I have written several poems, but only very few won prices. Those poems impressed people very much, so I want you to share your thoughts, what are the key things I have to focus on or I have to kee...

3 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by Sankar Ganesh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is this an oxymoron, and what would be the purpose of making seemingly illogical statements in writing? [closed]

Here's a piece of writing I came up with: The rolling billows rocked the mighty galleon cradling it madly as if it were but a mere child. There are many seeming contradictions: When we thin...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by puffofsmoke‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A I noticed that several already-existing poems used the same highly specific puns and phrases that I used. Is this unintentional plagiarism on my part?

A bit of context: Exhibit A) I wrote a poem that had the line "crystalline crystal lines." I googled this phrase, just to see if it was out there, and I saw that it was. I had never read the poe...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by poetryfan66‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you get over the fear of exposing yourself in writing?

I really feel like writing, in all its forms, is a very nice way to express myself especially since I'm an introvert, but I'm afraid people would know how I think and know my thinking process and l...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Yostina‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's next when it comes to poems?

What are the steps that one needs to follow to become a successful poet? Well in my case, I write poems but don't have a wide audience for the feedback. So in this case what should I do? Should I ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Vimath‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Coincidence of Similarity in Writing

I am a blogger and sometimes I find articles with similar content or an idea coincidentally similar as mine which is not published at the time of reading that similar article but which I have writt...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by mohinip‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is the website allpoetry.com benefecial for poets and writers?

I've found this website and could see huge number of poets and poetesses in it. Does anybody know about it? I would like to know more about this website.

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Sarath‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to display a duet in lyrics?

I wonder if someone can tell me whether there is a convention when laying out a lyric to show different parts (or even a chorus). In my novel, there are a number of poems and lyrics. They are set i...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Miriam‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can we incorporate poems in a novel?

I am not sure if this is true, but I heard there were short poems in the beginning of each chapter in Lord of the Rings. Although, this could be done fairly easily, I am wondering if there are any ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by repomonster‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How would I extend a line in poetry?

I'm writing a villanelle as a school project and one of my lines is too short. Can somebody give me tips on how to extend the line?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Aaron‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Writing a fiction novel with poetic verses and handling dialogues

I am wondering how you should format dialogues when writing a fiction novel with poetic verses. I believe that the descriptive parts should be written in verses, but what about dialogues? How would...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by puffofsmoke‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I add more depth to my poem?

I used to write poems. I was in 4th grade, so I just wrote for fun. They didn't have any figurative language or symbols. My only goal was to make them rhyme. Here is an example of one of mine: ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Marvin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are some of the tricks used to end a verse with a specific word?

I guess the answer depends on whether the word is an adverb, noun, adjective, or verb. When I write a poem, I often find myself with limited choices when I want to make the verse rhyme, so this wou...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by repomonster‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Using symbols to refer to mythological figures

Is this something you would recommend. I went to Wikipedia and ended up on this page about the Goddess of the Dawn, Eos And one of the symbols associated with the deity is: grasshopper. So could ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by repomonster‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Everything I write ends up being a rhyming poem, or lyrics maybe

I have been writing for awhile and decided to write a memoir, except I can’t seem to write anything but poetry. However, I don’t know for sure if poetry is the proper term. My work uses cuss words,...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user33502‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are translated Basho poems copyrighted?

I'm wondering if translated works of ancient poems are in the public domain, or if they're copyrighted by the translators. It would seem like if the author on a given work is listed as "Basho", th...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by bevanb‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Need a bit of verse in my prose

I am an (aspiring) fiction writer. I write prose. However, every so often, I run into a need for poetry. I might need a prophecy, or a ritual blessing, or a character might be serenading another, o...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Galastel‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to seek an audience? [closed]

I write mainly short stories and poetry, and am unsure of what social media platform will garner more attention to this type of writing. Is there a tried and true social media that will get me more...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by yasaaMoin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A I have compiled a poetry book with poems of 4chan users. It has a lot of vulgarisms, is it possible to publish something like that?

It has around 200 poems, a lot of vulgarisms, and many of them seem senseless.

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should you publish or share poetry that was written simply in an angry or sad rant?

I've written a poem exploring my conflicting emotions of anger and the joy that the anger keeps supressing. Is it appropriate to publish a literary work based on such intense negative emotions?

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jenny H‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Scrivener capitalization issues

I have a Scrivener formatting question. Using Scrivener (on Mac), I'm trying to put a poem into a page of a novel. Scrivener keeps capitalizing the first word of the next line even though the previ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Mike Yinger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any metrical (scansion) dictionaries?

There are plenty of rhyming dictionaries; is there such a thing as a metrical dictionary? Sometimes in fixed-form poetry, I need a word to fit a specific position in a line, and it would be really ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Aaron Davies‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A A rhyming dictionary worth bookmarking online or purchasing?

Has anyone come across any really good rhyming dictionaries? If so, what makes it worth having/bookmarking? (eg. completeness/ease of use/absence of really sketchy suggestions)

3 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by mootinator‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Making science for toddlers easy to remember

I have been intending to create a book for toddlers with basic scientific notions in it. Most books for this target readership that I have seen present whatever content in the form of a story, quit...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by _X_‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do we need to make consistent use of archaic English in our poem/novel?

If you use an old expression like "by a many", do you need to make it consistent and use old expressions throughout the poem, or is it ok to just use it in one verse or sentence? “The spring is...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by yocu‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to find an editor to my poems?

I have written some poems, is there a way to get them edited before I send them to publish. What services can be preferred for editing by a Publishing Company?

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Sarath‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where should question marks be put in fragmented lines of poems?

For example, in the lines: Say what good really is a life, When so thoroughly deprived of joy Is my restless mind, Hurting constantly, in a dreadful strife? When it needs so many lies, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by PsyPhi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a name for the technique in songs/poems, where the rhyming pattern primes the listener for a certain line, which never comes?

Usually used for comedic purposes, for example in Shrek: Welcome to Duloc, such a perfect town Here we have some rules, let us lay them down Don't make waves, stay in line and w...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Sean‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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