How to write Poetry

How to write poetry? Writing poetry is a special way of using words and involves putting these words in a special order. You do not need to understand the workings of iambic pentameter or metric pauses to be able to write a good poem but the more knowledge you have the easier it becomes to decide what is good and what is bad!

There are many poetic forms and we all have to like all of them to be able to appreciate good poetry. I love sonnets but some people hate them. I love nonsense poetry and some people think it is stupid. I'm not keen on lyrical poetry but a lot of people love it. We are all different and when it comes to writig poetry there is no right or wrong. Learning how to write poetry is a very personal journey but knowing some of the technical basics can help us all.

Writing poetry can be very therapeutic - sometimes it is easier to put down in words on a piece of paper what we find hard to say out loud. You might be suffering from a loss or feel emotionally drained, you may be very happy, worried or feel lost. 

Online course - How to write Poetry 

The course covers

  • Meter - Iambic, Trochaic, Dactylic and Anapestic
  • Feet
  • Pausing
  • Rhyme and Assonance
  • Blank Verse
  • Free Verse
  • Sonnets
  • LImericks
  • Narrative and Lyrical Poetry
  • How to perform your own Poetry
  • PLENTY of practical written exercises for you to try
  • Access to free closed group where you can post your poetry
  • ALL THIS FOR JUST £9.99!

My online course covers poetic form, rhythm and rhyme and does NOT attempt to analyse English poetry. I explain the importance of making a poem your own. We all go through different emotions during our life - some happy, some sad, some frightening, some serious and many of us find that being able to put on paper feelings that we find difficult to talk about very therapeutic. There is a closed private group where people can share their poetry with other students. I have studied poetry since the age of 10 and in my profession as a voice confidence coach I teach people how to speak poetry everyday.  This course not only explains but also has various writing exercises to help you create your poetry. 

Basil Bunting said ' Poetry, like music, is to be heard. It deals in sound - long sounds and short sounds, heavy beats and lights beats..... Poetry lies dead on the page until some voice brings it to life, just as music on the stave is no more than instructions to the player.....Poetry must be read aloud.'

I agree that poetry is much more powerful when spoken out loud so the last part of this course covers speaking your poems aloud.

Only £9.99

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