Poetry

4 Quick Tips for Editing Poetry

  Since poetry can feel less straightforward than other genres, you might be wondering how to go about the revision and editing process. It is, in fact, not so different from what you're probably used to, with the main goal still being communicating with your readers:   1) Double check meanings and word choices. Those words you've cleverly put together look wonderful. But, that one...

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Writing by Ear: Rhythm in Poetry

  Read a poem, any poem, silently. Then, read it aloud. If a recording exists or you know someone with a flair for reading, listen as someone else reads it. That very same poem might come across quite differently in the transition from words to sounds and even from one performance to another. Though we don't always encounter it in this way,...

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