General Education. Reading poetry can be tough, which means writing poetry can me even more intimidating! But guess what? You probably know a poem when you see one, but you might not have thought about what makes a poem a poem.
Because poetry is so specific to the artist, knowing how to write a poem in your own way can be tricky. Not all types of poetry are the same, and that means learning how to write a poem involves being familiar with the different types. You may be familiar with these different types of poetry. For example, a lyrical poem is actually a song. Listening to your favorite radio station is just like hearing a collection of your favorite poems being read to you with some background music. That being said, there are different attributes that you should learn if you want to know how to write poetry well regardless. The form of your poem is the physical structure.
View in PDF Format. Describe the poem: Before you begin to organize your essay, read the poem aloud several times, noting its structure, meter, recurring images or themes, rhyme scheme — anything and everything which creates an effect. Paraphrase the poem: Again, before you begin to organize your essay, make sure you understand the language of the poem.
While older children may be ready to dive into Shakespeare's sonnets, our littlest ones need a little more support to create some poetry of their own. It's doubtful that many of our children will grow up to be poets, but they all do need to grow up to be readers, and creating poetry helps children work on different literacy skills in novel ways. Rhyming not only focuses on the individual sounds in words, it also allows children to play with those sounds and find other words with them. This discrimination of sounds is a major tool in the reading tool box and is also one of the more fun ones for new readers to work with. Acrostic poetry, a type of poetry where the first letters in a line spell out a word, is another form of poetry perfect for new readers.