What is Poetry
Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. It consists largely of oral or literary works in which language is used in a manner that is felt by its user and audience to differ from ordinary prose (Poetry.org).
It may use condensed or compressed form to convey emotion or ideas to the reader's or listener's mind or ear; it may also use devices such as assonance and repetition to achieve musical or incantatory effects. Because of its nature of emphasising linguistic form rather than using language purely for its content, poetry is notoriously difficult to translate from one language into another: a possible exception to this might be the Hebrew Psalms, where the beauty is found more in the balance of ideas than in specific vocabulary.
In most poetry, it is the connotations and the "baggage" that words carry (the weight of words) that are most important. These shades and nuances of meaning can be difficult to interpret and can cause different readers to "hear" a particular piece of poetry differently. While there are reasonable interpretations, there can never be a definitive interpretation.
The form of my poetry is Blank Verse. A blank verse is a poem with no rhyme but does have iambic pentameter. This means it consists of lines of five feet, each foot being iambic, meaning two syllables long, one unstressed followed by a stressed syllable.
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How To Write Poetry
Focus on a moment in your life that expresses emotion because poetry is your emotions but in words.
Listen to Others
Listening to others can be an easy way to start a poem, because you'll hear things you would never say or think yourself. Than you'd start writing about feelings of others.
Describe Something or Someone
Describe a moment or the feeling it gave you. Describe the way someone has made you feel and usually that someone would be a person you've had feelings for. Describe those feelings.
Respond to Something
Again your poetry is you feelings but on paper. If someone says something to you, you can describe your feelings with poetry and words.
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