Part of writing poetry is choosing exactly the right word. The right word leaves your reader or listener hungry for more.
One of the greatest factors in the impact and effectiveness of a poem is its perspective. By this we mean subject matter, voice, and setting.
Form may cover such aspects as the rhyme scheme or the number of syllables per line.
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Understanding the technical side of poetry can help us when we’re stuck in a rut or need to revise a verse for greater impact.
There seems to be an idea that yodeling had little history in cowboy tradition. However, this sentiment does not line up with the observations of John Lomax.
Because each line of most knitting verses corresponds to a particular movement of the needles, knitting rhymes evolved for instruction.
Here’s a superb introduction to the unique chord progressions of this toe-tapping sound, geared toward the rhythm guitarist.
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