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How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
How to write a poem
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How to write a poem

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PowerPoint from class, with information from http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-poetry.html

PowerPoint from class, with information from http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-poetry.html

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  • 1. How to Write a<br />Poem<br />
  • 2. POEM<br />What makes a poema ?<br />
  • 3. lines<br />
  • 4. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,Old Time is still a-flying:And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying.<br />The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he &apos;s a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he &apos;s to setting.<br />(Robert Herrick (1591–1674)<br />
  • 5. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: and this same flower that smiles to-day to-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, the higher he &apos;s a-getting, the sooner will his race be run, and nearer he &apos;s to setting.<br />
  • 6. the poet decides where the lines end<br />
  • 7. It affects … <br />
  • 8. How the poem looks to us on the page<br />
  • 9. is there a lot of w h i t e s p a c e, <br />lightness<br />air<br />breathe<br />
  • 10. are the words packed solidly together?<br />
  • 11. It affects how fastor s l o w l ywe read, <br />
  • 12. P A U S E<br />where we when we&apos;re reading. <br />
  • 13. It makes certain wordsstandout<br />
  • 14. PAUSE for PUNCTUATION<br />Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,Old Time is still a-flying:<br />
  • 15. EMPHASIS<br />But being spent, the worse, and worst Times still succeed the former.<br />
  • 16. Create!<br />

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