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How to Write a Sonnet Poem


Sonnets are 14 lined poems with two sections of three quatrains and the last two lines reach the themeís climax of the poem. When trying to right a sonnet select at topic of interest that you want to base as your theme throughout the sonnet. Traditionally Sonnets have been use for love poetry or life poetry, involving philosophy but modern form of sonnets makes allowances for most any topic. Divide the theme of the sonnet in two sections. The first section focuses on expressing to the reader the theme itself and the second section present to the reader the climax of the poem. Most sonnets use iambic meter throughout the three quatrains of the sonnet as the rhyme and the last couplet the rhyme scheme uses the last two words of the lines to rhyme with each other.

How to Write Ballad Poems

The characteristics of traditional storytelling devices in ballads are quite simple. Ballads are a narrative work in rhythmic verse that is sung to. Originally not written down but passed down from generation to generation orally in cultures around the world. The music helped people to memorize the story. Find a phrase with the theme you want to focus on for your ballad. Think about and write down some key words and phrases that can be used to describe it. Complete the remaining choruses and verses using your model. Once you got the starter phrase, use a consistent meter and rhyme throughout the ballad. Often times ballads have the chorus built into each verse. While not necessary it is most common to use four line verse and choruses in ballad form of which two or more rhyme schemes include iambic form.

How to Write a Haiku

The origins of the Haiku come from Japan in the early 19th century and is a verse poem written with three lines. Haiku poems donít rhyme but rather sets scenery of imagery for the mood of the topic of the haiku. Haiku poetry has a composition of 17 syllables. The first line will consist of five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, the third line and final line has five syllables. To start creating a haiku, begin with choosing a subject. Think about your theme and some key words about your topic. Organize your thoughts roughly onto three lines, first, set the scene, then expand on that by expressing a feeling, making an observation or demonstrate an action. Make the wording as simple as possible. Go back and edit through the haiku and edit it as necessary. It may take some time and substitution of words to make it fit.

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