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Are you attracted to poetry? Would you like to express yourself poetically or lyrically? Keep an open mind about the genre other than your own preferences, your tried and true. Here are a few ideas to develop.

Steps
1) - Study the lyrics of poetic songs.
Make the use of old songs, and some very old songs. Don't be afraid of the new, the old, and the medieval
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2) - Read different types of books.
The bible uses a completely different style of writing than sci-fiction books. It's good to know the different ways people use words in a variety of places and to express different ideas
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3) - Go to your local Community College and take the full curriculum of courses, as well as Creative Writing, and Public Speaking in the language of your choice.
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4) - Study the different kinds of poetry.
Will you be writing epic, lyric, drama, romance, satire, tragedy, comedy, or tragicomedy?
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5) - Learn how to develop the structure of your native language
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6) - Read a dictionary.
This may sound odd, but this is the best way to learn the origins, original meanings, and derivatives of words, as well as the prefixes and suffixes that can be used with them.
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7) - Read a thesaurus in the same way that you should a dictionary. Learn the synonyms, and antonyms of as many words as possible.
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8) - Study poetry. Watch how words are used in verse structure.
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9) - Poetry often uses particular forms and conventions to suggest alternative meanings in the words, or to evoke emotional or sensual responses. Devices such as assonance, alliteration, onomatopoeia and rhythm are sometimes used to achieve musical or incantatory effects. The use of ambiguity, symbolism, irony and other stylistic elements of poetic diction often leaves a poem open to multiple interpretations. Similarly, metaphor, simile and metonymy create a resonance between otherwise disparate images—a layering of meanings, forming connections previously not perceived. Kindred forms of resonance may exist, between individual verses, in their patterns of rhyme or rhythm.[1]
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Tips
Take advantage of poetry clubs and poetry readings. These may be often found at your local high school or library.
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Did you know?
A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, sometimes also known as Robert Burns Day or Burns Night (Burns Nicht), although they may in principle be held at any time of the year.

Burns suppers are most common in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but occur wherever there are Burns Clubs, Scottish Societies, expatriate Scots, or lovers of Burns' poetry. wiki
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Sources and Citations

  1. Wikpedia Poetry

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