(4/3/2012 12:49:00 AM)
Hello my name is Tiana Webb and I need some help with a poem I am trying to write. I have three stanzas finsihed, I'm just having trouble with the last. The poem is one on the four seasons and I need help with the winter stanza. I wanted to write a stanza about the snow and how it feels but I am having difficulty as I have never seen snow before. Each stanza in my poem has 10 lines, every second line having the same rhyme. If anyone has any ideas, they would be much appreciated. Thanks
Joseph Ojogba Daniel
(3/31/2012 12:22:00 PM)
Hi. Am actually a novice who likes writing poems. Am in love with four-lines stanzas. But am still very crude. I need some real pruning since i've never taken a course in literature. Pls help out.
(3/29/2012 2:25:00 AM)
I wish to submit my poem to PoEmHuNtEr.CoM .... Cannot find the link 4 this.... i am a registered member: : : }
my email is email@example.com REQUEST ADVICE. THX.
(3/25/2012 1:29:00 AM)
How To Describe Using the 5 Senses
Art deems pleasure in the senses. It is something indescribable, beautiful, and almost intoxicating. To describe, poets use sense impressions like creating images similar in fiction's, " Show don't tell."
Take this sample 1:
your mouth in my mouth
the fragrance of sea breeze
the drumbeat and church bells
squeaking of rubbing saw
they're small pounds of a hammer
gliding of twigs
creation of Ikebana
the curve of your jaw
those eyes when you gaze
your untouched lips
when you talk fiercely
The five senses include the sense of touch, smell, sight, hearing and touch.
An activity for students in an English class is to describe people, places and things through their five senses:
Take this sample2:
Sense of sight sun like rays of gold
Sense of taste like honey
Sense of smell brewing coffee
Sense of hearing sound of the forest
Sense of touch your pores, when they open
Description is describing the concrete attributes. One can describe using the figurative language and/or sense impressions.
1. Simile is comparing objects using " as or like."
Example: Clouds are like cotton balls.
2. A metaphor is direct comparison.
Example: Clouds are cotton balls.
In some books, other than the simile; others are classification of different metaphors.
" Metaphor" is from the Greek word transfer.
3. Synesthesia is a blended feeling.
" To the bugle, every color is red." Emily Dickinson
4. Personification is speech endowing human qualities to things.
Heaven cries with me.
5. Synecdoche a form of substitution in whole or part
She is a heron.
6. Allusion reminds of something or with reference to something
Check out the poems of Plath... (death poems)
Using the five senses will make your speech colorful and interesting. It can give depth or humor, and there's pleasure in your expression. The exactness and profundity of choosing the right descriptions is gift.
The poet sees a lot of the world, and includes beauty and ugliness in the magic of words creating pleasure and meaning.
Let try this:
in the coming of dawn
to remind how love should be
1. How do you explain " gold" here?
2. Who was the shepherd?
3. What figure of speech was used?
The senses work in divine ways. It draws special images and symbols, it builds concrete assemblage of life. And though Carl Jung says " The individual is the only reality, " the poet works hard at these. He/She will describe, specifically, writing in words symbols and images where you can hold and experience something. The poet will bleed for you and you will interpret how you felt it (other than deconstructing the poem, etc) - sharp as bliss. You will come peacefully.
Rosalinda Flores - Martinez,
(3/23/2012 10:14:00 PM)
weave through the phrazing and the words on the paper bend the thoughts
(3/22/2012 3:22:00 PM)
hey all! this is kumar parashar from india, i have been writing poems since i was a little kid but left it for a while due to studies and all, i feel this is a great platform to express my creativity, but i feel i have lost the touch, i would really appreciate if you can read my poem and post your comments so i can improve. thank you
(3/21/2012 4:33:00 AM)
I just started out writing poems and I have a competition thing for my school and I was just wondering if any of you could possibly take the time to read some of my poems and teel me which you liked best and ways to improve some of them?I'd really appreciate it, thanks :)
(3/18/2012 7:53:00 AM)
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Can someone please help me how to make this poems: Quatrain, Senryu, Cinquain, Sonnet. Thanks! :))
Carlos Daniel Neves
(3/17/2012 11:46:00 AM)
HI, I just posted some poems for the first time so if anyone would take a look to tell me their opinion or give me some advice on how to improve, that would be great XD thanks.
(3/15/2012 9:58:00 AM)
Most of the time, I use the computer and type away using a basic word processor called Wordpad. I could choose a special font to make the poem look more beautiful, yet I usually stay with Times New Roman size 16 and when I’m using very long lines I’ll select the text and switch to Courier New size 8 and count the characters and spaces and... parts to figure out which is the longest line. Does it have too many or is it less than 70?
The usual style I try for is a common metre set of syllables eg 8,6,8,6. From this preference, my mind recognises phrases I'm thinking as being potential starters for new poems. I also try to use alliteration in the title if that helps eg The Powerful Poet's Pen and then I check the poemhunter website for such as title existing already. When possible, I use an alternative title if I must eg The Pen Of The Powerful Poet...
When I'm writing the first 2 lines, I'm searching from A to Z for their rhymes in lines 3 and 4. So I may begin from B, bl, br, c, ch, chr, cl, cr, etc. If thought acceptable, I’ll also look for line endings with A, E, I, O, U sounds eg day, way, be, she, sky, high, go, know, view, you.
As I enter the spirit of the poem itself, I visualise the next scene as in a dream sequence, learning the meaning and searching for keywords and rhymes for these. Sometimes, I’ll switch the verses into a different order if I think a verse ends better than another.
The editing stages involve reading each verse for the way it reads on screen and saying that verse to hear how it sounds as well. There are times when it is works OK, but I compromise later in the poem using it's. Compromises don't impress me, but the essence has to be considered first. If I find different phrasing then OK, but sometimes I create a completely different slant to the poem that increases its scope.
Christian poetry can use different words for God and Jesus and the titles for each may add extra dimension in line with some Christian teaching rather than the first one used. The use of dialogue can help add impact as well as authority, yet there are times when single quote marks can be ignored, just to avoid the problems with the longer lines.
When writing for poemhunter's website, I'm still OK with 70 as the line limit for when I send poems to Forward Poetry, here in the UK. When using Wordpad, I add extra notes after the poem or links to other poets' work or to my own and these include the original poem webpage and the Print-friendly text version without adverts, plus a tinyurl.com URL shortcut to it eg tinyurl.com/learning-lifes-lessons uploaded mid March 2012. The poem pages include my name and copyright and the month and the year, in case I need to check my PC files later.
I recently accessed my 800+ poetry text list and have been going through the poetry with an ABC spell checker to get the UK results for any errors. I then edited the originals online. It helps to use what the web browser offers to magnify text eg View Menu, Text Size, larger or largest or a shortcut like Ctrl and the Num Pad + key. This is helpful when viewing the Print-Friendly Text Display webpages as well eg 150% to 200%.
When sending poems to publishers, the poemhunter website offers a way of proving our copyright to others and maybe publishers will read our other poetry as well. When we consider poetry competitions, we may be required to create funny poems, so try to write these as well as the usual philosophy style poetry we may see from different cultures here on the poemhunter.com website.
For these online message boxes, we must highlight all text with Ctrl and A and use copy with Ctrl and C to safeguard ourselves when poemhunter verification codes won't work after about 2 minutes. Having Wordpad already open can help store a backup copy. If we refresh the current webpage, we lose the text, so there are times we could open a second copy of that webpage's URL instead, and post the text there immediately. Well, no... there's no spell check, is there?So try a different program like HTML Validator Lite or an online spell check website instead to make the text better. Remember to magnify the small poemhunter text size eg 150% to 200% as this converts plain text to bold text.