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Learn the secrets to writing free verse poetry. This simple tips will help you start writing like a pro.

Learn the secrets to writing free verse poetry. This simple tips will help you start writing like a pro.

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  • 1. How to Write Free Verse Poetry written by: Phillip A Ellis Free verse poetry is one of the easiest poems to write. It is free from normal poetry, based on the dos and donts. It does not require any set of pattern or rhyme to write. There are no limits to line lengths in free poems. Free verse poetry is certainly one of the most enjoyable poems to write. Since no rules apply in writing, a poet makes the rules for individual poems. An ideal free verse poem should have rhythm with a regular or irregular beat. The words should be carefully chosen into complete verses.Phillip A. Ellis
  • 2. A poet chooses when and how to end a line. The message of the poem determines the length of words in a line as well as the length of the poem. The subject has to rhyme with natural poetic voice. Such voice is loaded with lyrics, accents, metrics and pauses just like in classical poetry. A poet can use a pattern of sounds and repetition.Phillip A. Ellis
  • 3. The title of free verse poem can be anything and everything. It can describe an object, person, and feeling or merely tell a story. Titles can be of different moods, funny, sad, sorrowful or educational. The poet is free to choose an appealing title for his poem and write everything about it.Phillip A. Ellis
  • 4. The poetry language should be one that shows and tell about a situation. Figurative language use is the secret to free verse poetry. Such language leaves a stronger impression to a reader. The language should express everything about the subject of the poem.Phillip A. Ellis
  • 5. Free verse poetry uses lyrical phrases to convey messages, emotions and capture pictures. Once armed with a title and language, a poet can write down all he has about the subject. A poet can chose to put related words together in a line or separate them to create a visual image. The poem can be an artistically laid out words in a sentence, page or pages.Phillip A. Ellis
  • 6. One should go through the writings to check if anything is missing. If the poem needs a line or a stanza, the poet should at it. Missing metaphors, phrases or similes can also be added. One should ensure that the selected words give an appealing accent to the poem. The lines and words should flow in a rhythmic manner. Reading it loud ensures satisfaction of the message and the shape of the poem.Phillip A. Ellis
  • 7. A poet is free to break the poem into stanzas. Two or more lines can make up a stanza. Breaks can be at new thoughts or at mid-sentences in order to attract more attention from the reader. Punctuations can be used to put emphasis on a few words. However, punctuations are not mandatory. Use of colorful and flowery words assists in conveying Free verse poems are written more and deeper messages to the naturally with the use of reader. personification. Though it involves many decisions for the poet, it is among one of the most enjoyable poetry to write. One just sits back, relax and let the lines flow.Phillip A. Ellis
  • 8. @PhillipEllis http://www.phillipaellis.com