What is the best part of writing a poem?
Think of an idea or concept that you want to write about. Brainstorm words and phrases related to your idea. Organize the words and phrases into lines to create your poem.
Writing a Poem
Rhyme Scheme: The pattern of rhymes used in a poem commonly identified by letters to denote corresponding lines of a poem (ABAB, ABCB, etc.) Stanza: A group of lines within a poem that are separated from other lines by a space, usually marked off by a double line break Meter: The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of verse, which creates a rhythm
In your opinion, what is the best way to write a poem?
- Write down the words that come to mind
- Take simple words and make them rhyme
- Start with a theme and let the ideas flow
- Create a story and make it grow
A poem does not have to rhyme. It can be written in free verse with no rhyme scheme or meter. The longest poem in the world is the Mahabharata, an ancient Sanskrit poem from India. It is over 1.8 million words long. The shortest poem in the world is a haiku, a Japanese poem of 17 syllables.
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What words come to mind when you think about writing a poem?
What is the purpose of a poem?
How can you use your own words to express your ideas in a poem?
What techniques can you use to make your poem memorable?