Free E-Book: How to Write Poems: A Practical Guide (2nd Edition)

People write poems because it’s a fun and challenging way to be creative. If you already enjoy expressing yourself with words, then you are a good candidate for learning how to write poems, or for improving your ability to write them.

HOW TO WRITE POEMS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE is an introduction to the theory and practice of English poetry. It is meant for beginning writers of poetry, as well as for more experienced writers.

PART ONE: THEORY covers aspects of poetry that have been used in traditional English poetry. This part includes an introduction to meters, rhymes, stanzas, and so on.

PART TWO: PRACTICE includes practical examples with dozens of mini-exercises. Several popular expressions of poetry are examined, including blank verse, ballads, sonnets, limericks, parodies, and more.

PART THREE: EXAMPLE POEMS (which is only in the 2nd Edition) contains over thirty of the author’s own poems. These poems represent a variety of forms and structures.

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