The Poet’s Toolbox: Sound

The final tool in the poet’s toolbox, sound, is by no means the least important. In fact, this auditory element is one of the things that sets poetry apart from prose.

What Is History?

Too many historical sources cover strictly the events without delving into the whys, wherefores, and what-came-of-its.

The Poet’s Toolbox: Rhyme

Rhyme is one area where purists are most likely to critique your work. The key is to use rhyme deliberately and with due consideration of the intended effect.

Post or Page?

What is the difference between a post and a page in WordPress? Find out how to use them to create content your readers can find and enjoy.

The Poet’s Toolbox: Meter

The meter is the beat of the poem. A pattern of emphasized and unemphasized syllables is one of the ways in which poetry differs from prose.

The Poet’s Toolbox: Perspective

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.