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. 

 Video 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! Until 25th July and the reverts back to $19.99

My online video 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.

Video course only $9.99

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'Recommend to all speakers of the English Language who wish to improve or correct their pronunciation. The Teacher has a great way of explaining concepts and the reasons why a pronunciation should be correctly pronounced in a certain way. I like the tutor's way of teaching,which is a traditional style,that has substance and clarity. Video and Audio quality is very good.' - Shaun, Aug 2018

'I had a mumbling issue which led me to go to a speech therapist and pay £100 per session, after losing £200 and still not having a solution, I came across this course and I had quickly found the solution to my problem. Over and above that, I got a lot more out of this course, more than anything a real enlightenment as to how I speak, how that comes across and how I can improve my speech to get better outcomes out of conversations and speeches. Thank you Serena.' Reuben, Aug 2018

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You are a "Guru" (teacher) in the true sense of the word, as you impart and share your knowledge in totality, and I'm lucky to have you as a teacher. Kavita.

'....explained everything professionally well and honest she gave very good useful tips and has this unique charm and engaging voice that soothes my fears of always being afraid to speak to others because they might judge me and she was thoroughly precise and to the point and she gave quite a lot of useful longevity tips for everyday use. IMPRESSIVE 5 STARS!!'  Laurie , Aug 2018

I’m lucky enough to have had some elocution classes with Serena face-to-face some years ago in Bournemouth. Having English as a second language I used Serena’s knowledge and professionalism to help me, at first, to understand that an accent can be a part of your character and this gives your speech some flavour. The important bit is to understand and learn how to speak every single word clearly, with a good pace, with high and lows which make your speech interesting. It was enlightening, and now I have found online all those wonderful classes with a genuine English lady. This is priceless. Thank you Serena! - Newton, Feb 2018