If you have been finding it difficult to write down some words in a poetic manner, jealous of your poet-friend or you are just sad that only you can praise your own poems. Well, this article is going to be your solution to writing a wonderful poem with ease.
I want to share with you the secrets of writing a good poem. Many poets in the world have their different styles of writing poems. About 7000 poets are existing in the world today and less than 1000 of them are popular.
Many modern scholars have took the zeal of becoming great poets but the zeal and the urge fades away when they notice that it isn’t working.
“THIS IS NOT GOING TO WORK OUT” that’s all they end up saying, but dear reader, I am here to tell you that there are things you can apply to your poem and you will be nominated for a noble prize winning. That’s funny right?
TIP 1: Believe that You Are a Poet
Before you pick up your pen or pencil to write a poem, have it at the back of your mind that you are a poet not a story teller. The contents of the poem depends on the poet. If you are writing a poem with your finger and in your mind you are a singer then you end up writing a rap song.
TIP 2: Find the Setting and Title of Your Poem
The setting of your poem is the most important part of the poem. When you are writing about a love poem, remember that its a love poem not an elegy. The setting of the poem determines if the poet is truly a poet or an assuming poet. The Title should be derived from the setting of the poem. Don’t let the Title tell the whole content of the poem to the reader and don’t let the Title be out of the poem entirely.
TIP 3: Emotions
Before you start writing a poem, assume that you are writing an autobiography in a poetic form. Your emotions determines your reactions towards the lyrics in your mind and the lyrics in your pen. If your emotions are divided in many parts of your life except the poem you are writing, you might end up writing a nightmare of a poem.
TIP 4: Make Use of Literal Devices
The beauty of a poem is the literal devices. The use of oxymoron, personification, simile, metaphor, alliteration, rhyme, irony, tone, anagram, paradox and many more are very important in a poem. In fact, imagine what a poem will look like without these.
TIP 5: Don’t Copy Cat
You are yourself; Shakespeare is himself, You can never be Shakespeare and Shakespeare can never be you. It is either Shakespeare is better than you or you are better than him. Do what you know how to do best. Refer to other poems from great poets and build your ego and knowledge with them, don’t copy them because you will end up being a fake poet and guess what PIRACY is against every country’s law.
Finally, In other to be a good poet, you have to need a good mentor, guide and instructor. So find yourself a good one!