How to Write a Halloween Poem October 15, 2015 By Tania Runyan As I survey the evergrowing violence of Halloween displays in my neighborhood, I wonder if weve begun to replace fear and mystery with plain old boring gore. How can the answer be improved? Read a poem, write a poem Moira Andrew Well, its not as easy as all that theres a lot more to writing a poem, as I know to my cost. The poet Wes Magee has said, Poetry is two fourletter words HARD WORK!
But one thing is sure, the more a poet reads, the more successful the subsequent writing becomes. How to Read a Poem Reading poetry well is part attitude and part technique. Curiosity is a useful attitude, especially when its free of preconceived ideas about what poetry is or should be.
Effective technique directs your curiosity into asking questions, drawing you into a conversation with the poem. Read poetry, especially the good stuff. The masters are a good place to start: Shakespeare, Keats, Dickinson, Frost, Blake, etc. Figure out what kindstyle you like, and read a lot of it.
Seriously, the best way to learn how to write is to read. Sep 06, 2018 How to Write a Poem. Four Parts: Sample Poems Starting the Poem Writing the Poem Polishing the Poem Community Q& A. Writing a poem is all about observing the world within or around you. A poem can be about anything, from love to loss to the rusty gate at the old farm.
Poetry is an interesting form of writing. It is very free, has few restrictions and can be a great way to express feelings. Anyone can do write poetry. Just Read the poem. Sometimes reading aloud to yourself can help make it more understandable. Write down what you think the poem means as a whole. If youre feeling ambitious, or if youre dealing with a longer poem, write down what you think it means by stanza or by chunk.
Read a lot of poetry before writing poetry. For a couple of weeks, set yourself the task of reading only poetry. Even if your exposure to poetry is limited, find a genre that appeals to you; you may find that you like tanka, sonnets, or blank verse, for example.
Reading poetry is not simply about understanding the rhyme scheme of an Alexandrian sonnet or being able to write a paper on the theological conceits of the metaphysical poets. A poem is first and foremost an expression of emotion.