Beginners Guide to Writing Poetry
Writing poems for the first time is challenging because of the many ways one should start and finish a poem. If you a beginner, you must grow your language by using similes and metaphors to create beautiful poetry.
Here is a beginner guide to writing poetry.
1. How to Find Time and Inspiration for Writing Poetry?
Here are a few approaches you may use to find inspiration for poetry.
Read Famous Poems
Read poems by famous writers and pick out things that you like and things you do not like. Look for different styles of poetry and use them to compare and contrast authors.
Get in Tune with Your Emotions
Feelings are what drive poetry. Take note of strong emotions and what causes them. Emotions are great for poetry because we all have them.
To get better at poetry, you must read it every day and practice it. Write for not less than 10 minutes every day. Write about anything you are inspired by.
Keep A Poetry Journal
Have a journal with you to write on every time the inspiration to write comes. A small notebook will help you write those ideas or short poems in your everyday life.
Use Writing Prompts
Using writing prompts inspires you. They come in handy when getting ideas to write about becomes a problem. Ensure that you are creative when reacting to prompts. Poetry writing prompts are usually available on sites that accept poetry submissions.
2. Beginning Your Poem
Choose the Form of Your Poem
For a beginner, try the rhyming structure of poems. And the Poem doesn’t have to make sense grammatically as long as the audience gets the message you want to communicate in poetry contests.
Decide on The Theme of The Poem
To create a theme, you must explain the topic of what you are writing about.
Use Descriptive Language to Convey Emotions
By describing objects, elements, or emotions, you evoke the feelings and depth of your Poem. Ask yourself questions about the subject you are writing about to begin the descriptive process.
3. Writing the Rest
Use Rhyming Words to Give Your Poem Rhythm.
A rhyming poem must use rhyming words at the end of each line to create a flow. To properly use rhyme, insert them as you write the Poem. Come up with rhymes yourself instead of checking them up in the dictionary to make your Poem flow better.
Use Metaphors and Similes
These are good to express settings, emotions, and people. The objective is to use a language that not necessarily describe what you want to say
The Poem Doesn’t Have to Be Long
The Poem can even be a sentence long or a paragraph long. Your first Poem can be short, and then work your way up over time.
Revise the First Draft
Check for any spelling errors, and if the poem needs more information.
Craft the Final Draft
After ensuring that the final draft is okay, you can type it into a computer for submission to poetry competitions.
Writing a poem is not easy. Use this guide to kickstart your poetry journey. I promise you will love every step of it.