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How to Write Speculative Poetry
How to Write Speculative Poetry
How to Write Speculative Poetry
How to Write Speculative Poetry
How to Write Speculative Poetry
How to Write Speculative Poetry
How to Write Speculative Poetry
How to Write Speculative Poetry
How to Write Speculative Poetry
How to Write Speculative Poetry
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How to Write Speculative Poetry

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Writing speculative poetry is easy when you understand how to write poems. Click to get started. …

Writing speculative poetry is easy when you understand how to write poems. Click to get started.

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  • 1. Poems with speculative themes are written in such a way that readers get into an unknown zone, full of chill and thrill. One of the most striking features of these poems is the beautiful language that is used by the poets. Poems like "Spirits of the Dead" written by Edgar Allan Poe is the best example in this regard. A good speculative poem needs to have two major characteristics. First and foremost, it should be musical. Secondly, it should be haunting.Phillip A. Ellis
  • 2. By combining beautiful language with imagery, you can come up with a speculative poem that is going to create a positive impression on the mind of your readers. When it comes to writing a speculative poem, first thing that you need to do is to develop a rhyme scheme. You also have an option of not using any rhyme at all.Phillip A. Ellis
  • 3. Next, you need to decide on the lines that are going to be there in everystanza. Mark it down. Make sure that the lines finishing in the identicalletters rhyme with one another.By developing a rhyme scheme initially, you will be able to establish yourform in a much better manner. Point to be noted here is that the poemyou have written does not have to rhyme but if you opt for unrhymedwriting, restrict the usage of rhymes. Phillip A. Ellis
  • 4. Giving rhymes on some events and not using it on other occasions caneasily have a negative impact on your poem musical flow.To write a good speculative poem, you need to choose subject verywisely. It should fit the theme. In addition, you also need to put focus onthe setting. Phillip A. Ellis
  • 5. Using ghosts as a starting point is not a bad option but there are otherthings as well that fits perfectly into speculative theme.One of the most famous overriding themes in speculative poems isdeath. Returning from the dead is quite a vital part of these poems.Phillip A. Ellis
  • 6. With regard tosettings, it includescemeteries, castles andGothic environments.It has been noticedthat unexpectedsettings can quite anumber of times bemore effective, as itcomes with a surpriseelement. Phillip A. Ellis
  • 7. When it comes to selection of words in these poems, you need to opt for those that evoke creepy pictures or the way they sound, help develop a mood. Some of the best examples in this regard are mentioned below. The Darkness Sound of something breathing inPhillip A. Ellis
  • 8. You need to use words that create asense of wait and curiosity amongreaders. To write a good speculativepoetry, it is of utmost importance thatyou try to build suspense all the way.In the beginning of the poetry, youneed to be descriptive in yourapproach. As you move on, you needto create more tension. But that doesnot mean you ignore the importanceof your starting stanza. Use it as abackground material.You can treat stanzas in your poem asa book chapter. You start reading bookwith the start, not with middle andend portion. Phillip A. Ellis
  • 9. @PhillipEllishttp://www.phillipaellis.comhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Phillip-A-Ellis-Poet/280625088639753http://au.linkedin.com/pub/phillip-%20ellis/15/940/112 http://www.phillipaellis.com/

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