Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How to Write a Poem by Jack PrelutskyHave you ever tried to write a poem about a pizza? How about a pig? How about a pigeon, penguin, potato, Ping-Pong, parrot, puppy, pelican, porcupine, pie, pachyderm, or your parents?
Jack Prelutsky has written more than a thousand poems about all of these things—and many others. In this book he gives you the inside scoop on writing poetry and shows you how you can turn your own experiences and stories about your family, your pets, and your friends into poems. He offers tips, advice, and secrets about writing and provides some fun exercises to help you get started (or unstuck). Youll also get a behind-the-scenes look at the ingredients of some of his most popular poems. If you are a poet, want to be a poet, or if you have to write a poem for homework and you just need some help, this is the book for you!
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Topics & Ideas for Writing Slam Poems
If you have, you remember the scene when John Keating the English teacher explains to his students the significance of poetry. But poetry, beauty, romance, love — these are what we stay alive for. Poem ideas come from our passion, fears, and dreams. We can evaluate a good poem only with our heart, not with our mind. Have you ever tried to write a sonnet, ode, or haiku? What keeps you from creating masterpieces? Next, you will find a list of poem topics appropriate for slam poetry.
Share quotes from famous books or tips for budding writers. What does it take to write good poetry? Is it the knowledge of the form, the ability to mold language to create beauty, or is it purely the basal idea - the foundation on which the poem is written? If it is the latter, is that all it takes? Maybe there is more to poetry, but ideas build poems. We often appreciate the skill with which a poem is written and the beauty in mere words that it expresses, but undermine the idea behind it. Can a great idea then lead to a brilliant piece of poetry?
Poem of the Day
Thanks so much for the great courses. Thank you for offering a basic, no nonsense basic poetry course at a reasonable price. I have learnt so much. I am sure I will go back frequently to review them for reference during many of my future writing projects. Thanks again! It's been really helpful and well-explained. I look forward to any more courses you run.