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Member submitted articles about writing poetry

Elizabeth Bishop: Locating Oneself (3)
by Colm ( F P C D )
'Many of Elizabeth Bishop's poems describe the struggle to locate one's self in the world.' - This is an essay I completed a year or two ago, and thought some people might find it interesting to read.

How to Write "Great" Romantic Love Poetry!!! (2)
by Robert Gardiner ( F P C D )
A Guide to Writng "Great" Romantic Love Poetry.

Copyright versus Plagiarism (4)
by Larry Chamberlin The Godfather ( F P C D )
Explains how the two differ and how copyright is protected. Also explains the fair use exception.

The difference between "telling" and "showing" (6)
by ABC ( F C D )
It is one of the basic rules in writing poetry that the author must not "tell" what the speaker or the character feels in the poem but "show" it, but what does this actually mean? In this short article, I will *show* the distinctions of both and explain why one fails to connect with the reader while the other succeeds.

Articles have Reasons (the/a/an) (9)
by ZBrillant aka Ms sunShine ( F P C D )
I have decided to write this because lately most of the members over P&q consider articles (the/a/an) as fillers, but they are NOT. So here is (an) article that reminds you all of the role of these articles, because they do have reasons.

Writing Amazing Acrostics (Tutorial) (1)
by Robert Gardiner ( F P C D )
This is a tutorial to writing Acrostic well, a breakdown of how to form, compose, and write a good Acrostic.

Ekphrasis (4)
by The Tasteless
A guide on writing an ekphrasis

Fundamentals in Poetry (7)
by The Tasteless
A guide on writing a poem through its main components: content, music, imagery, sound and tone.

A Guide to Praising Comments (11)
by Krista aka mAnGo ( F P C D )
This is a short article on how to praise a comment properly.

Adjectives are overrated (22)
by The Tasteless
A guidelines on how a writer can further describe or put into detail his/her words without the excessive use of adjectives. You'll find a few proxies here...

Writing Poetry or Breeding Kittens (12)
by Vix ( F C D )
This article contains very basic advice on the rudiments of writing poetry. I hope it is useful to some of you!

A Bit About Meter (7)
by Eric
An introductory discussion of rhyming meter.

A very brief guide to punctuation. Version 2 - updated. (3)
by Robert Head
If you wish to make your poetry more lucid and beveled, follow my lead. Robert Head. 29/01/'08

Writing An Ode!!! (4)
by Robert Gardiner ( F P C D )
This is an in depth examination in to the ode style of poetry. It is from a post I found while researching the form. I found it to be informative and decided to post it here at P&Q.

Say it subtle (8)
by Kevin Murray ( F P C D )
A guide, by example of how you can say things in poems without actually saying them, which is very interesting, or so my agent tell me.

A very brief guide to punctuation (3)
by Robert Head
The clue's in the title. If you wish to make your poetry more lucid and beveled, follow my lead.

Poetry Types (10)
by Cella Bella ( F C D )
A mini guide to all that is formed poetry...

Word Smithery Vs Content (4)
by Kevin Murray ( F P C D )
A few handy tips and examples of how to mis being clever and interesting with your poems words whilst also expressing yourself and getting your message across

Poetic Fish Guts - "Simply My Thoughts" (6)
by Natalie84 ( F P C D )
Encouragement to write for the love of writing and not for the praise of meanlingless words.

Just a few Pointers (12)
by Bob Shank
We would all like to enhance our writing abilities, here are a few pointers that may help...

How to Get Through a Writer's Block (22)
by IdTakeABulletForYou ( F P C D )
Learn about Writer's Block and how to get through it without going insane (or completely insane at least).

Why is Grammar, Capitalization, and Spelling Important? (12)
by IdTakeABulletForYou ( F P C D )
Speaks about contrversial topic of grammar use in poems.

Writing an Acrostic with Ease (15)
by Italian Stallion ( F P C D )
Writing Acrostics can sometimes be difficult to write. Feel the pain no more; this is a step-by-step guide to write an Acrostic poem.

Getting Around in Poems-and-Quotes (Part 3 of 3) (2)
by Sherry Lynn ( F P C D )
Are you tired of fumbling around through your account trying to figure out how to change your password or how to submit a poem? This is the third of a three part guide to helping both young and old members finding their way through poems-and quotes. Find the answers at your finger tips to common questions without having to post a new thread and wait for a reply. Here we will discuss the features on the left side of your screen.

Getting Around in Poems-and-Quotes Your Account (Part 2) (0)
by Sherry Lynn ( F P C D )
Are you tired of fumbling around through your account trying to figure out how to change your password or how to submit a poem? This is the second of a three part guide to helping both young and old members finding their way through poems-and quotes. Find the answers at your finger tips to common questions without having to post a new thread and wait for a reply.

Getting Around in Poems-and-Quotes Main sections (Part 1) (11)
by Sherry Lynn ( F P C D )
Are you tired of fumbling around through your account trying to figure out how to change your password or how to submit a poem? This is a three part guide to helping both young and old members finding their way through poems-and quotes. Find the answers at your finger tips to common questions without having to post a new thread and wait for a reply.

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Can Cliche's Ever be New? (4)
by Teria ( F P C D )
Some can do it beautifully, some fail miserably, but everyone thinks they can take the same fairy tale love stories and make them sound new. Here's what I think about it.

What is Poetry (2)
by Hawkeye ( F C D )
..."What is Poetry and what do we think it is"...

If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words, Then... (17)
by Twisted Heart ( F P C D )
The use of descriptive words, metaphors, and Imagery in Poetry.

To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme (10)
by TheCommenter
That is the question that will forever be asked. Everyone has their own preference for what they like to read as well as which they prefer writing. Here are just a few of my own personal thoughts on the matter.

The magic cure (4)
by Lenny ( F P C D )
How to treat writers block.

How TO and How NOT to write a Poem (Part 1) (2)
by *Happily*Never*After* (YFL) ( F P C D )
A simple "how to" and "how not to" write your poems. Part Two will be coming soon.

How Do I Get My Article Accepted? (9)
by Ann Marie ( F C D )
An article with some tips for writing an acceptable article for this website.

Getting to grips with alternative diction. (4)
by Silver J ( F P C D )
Overused ideas are becoming tedious. So, here are a few ideas to get those creative minds flowing.

Writing Ideas and Tips (6)
by Silver J ( F P C D )
Some ideas to help you get started with a new poem, or to maybe kill the "writers' block" bug.

Convolute your lexis (7)
by Lenny ( F P C D )
Please extend your vocabularies! A plea to the person who does not know the meaning of the word lexis.

11 Practices to Improve your Songwriting Ability (5)
by Joshua Thompson
Contained in this article are 11 practices that can help juice up your creativity and improve your songwriting ability.

Haiku Poetry - A Description and a Weather Report (3)
by Edward Weiss
A while back I heard haiku poetry referred to as a description with a weather report. And while this may not always be the case, it's pretty much true! Read this article to find out more.

Haiku Lessons - It's All About Imagery! (0)
by Edward Weiss
A picture is worth a thousand words. And in haiku, an image allows the reader to use imagination to "see" with. Read this article and learn how imagery is used in haiku!

How to Write Haiku the Easy Way! (2)
by Edward Weiss
So, you want to write a haiku poem? Some think it's very easy to do. After all, it's only 3 short lines. But if you want to write a haiku, you need to know the basics. Let's get started!

Using Repetition (6)
by Robert Gardiner ( F P C D )
A look at repetition and how to use it well.

P&Q Guidelines for Newbies: How To Be Here Without Looking Like An Idiot (20)
by Apathetic Soul
I've seen a lot of newbie threads here and I would like to re-educate the flock. Sorry about the references to JPM, I wrote it a year or so ago. Includes common errors of newbies and how to prevent them, as well as tips to prevent the community from throwing you into a pit of angry gazelles.

Writing from your heart and soul (21)
by Kaylee ( F P C D )
Most people here love to write but sometimes they barely scratch the surface of their talent. Here are some tips on how to try and write from your heart and soul and not just your mind.

Expand The Creative Mind (13)
by Ken
Just a view on how you can expand your poetry.

How the Discussion Forums Works. (6)
by Ismail ( F D )
This is an introduction to how the discussion forums work. This is a small article telling beginners how post forums work.

Homophones - How to use them. (10)
by Silver ( F P C D )
Some informative tips on how to ensure homophones are used correctly.

Improving Writing Skills (12)
by Larry
Discover simple ways to improve your writing skills!

Basic Elements of Poetry : (3)
by Robert Gardiner ( F P C D )
This is snippet of a post I titled "Key Elements of Romantic Poetry" and posted in "The Romantic's Passion" poetry club, also in the post was "Top Ten Elements of Poetry". If you are really interested in expanding your romantic poetry writing ability/skill, you can look the club up and join.

How to write Jigsaw Poems (22)
by Lenny ( F P C D )
This article tells you how to write a jigsaw poem. Heaps of fun!

Daimante poem (6)
by Lenny ( F P C D )
A poem with a set structure thats fun and easy to write

How to write Haiku's and Tanka's (8)
by Crystal ( F P C D )
this article tells you how you can write short poems about nature

Say It Subtle (10)
by Kevin Murray ( F P C D )
Just a wee essay on the skill of saying something in a poem in an indirect way so as to instill some interest in the reader.

Why Do You Write? (96)
by ashley ( F P )
I truly want to know why people write... please enlighten me

Some Evergreen cliches (15)
by Friends~
A Virtual Journey Through Cliches...

10 tips to improve your writing. (43)
by JustPlainMe
10 basic tips that anyone can do to improve their writing.

Symbols and metaphors (14)
by Ashley
An article that can show you some basic ideas and techniques for using symbolism and metaphors.

Few Short Forms To Start With (20)
by Friends~
A definition of few short poetry forms illustrated with self written examples.

Letters To A Young Poet

Letter 1 (22)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"...ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write?"

Letter 2 (5)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Irony: Don't let yourself be controlled by it, especially during uncreative moments."

Letter 3 (1)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"I learn it every day of my life, learn it with pain I am grateful for: patience is everything!"

Letter 4 (0)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"...try to love the questions themselves... books written in a very foreign language."

Letter 5 (0)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"...there is much beauty here, because everywhere there is much beauty."

Letter 6 (1)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"...there is only one solitude, and it is vast, heavy, difficult to bear..."

Letter 7 (3)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"...that something is difficult must be one more reason for us to do it."

Letter 8 (0)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"...ask yourself whether these large sadnesses haven't rather gone right through you..."

Letter 9 (3)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"...that you may find in yourself enough patience to endure and enough simplicity to have faith..."

Letter 10 (12)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Art too is just a way of living..."