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Here are the top ten articles for the Poetry Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Caged Bird by Maya Angelou
This article is a close reading and analysis of Maya Angelou's poem The Caged Bird
2. Choosing a Title for your Poem
The first thing any reader sees of your poem is the title. Make sure it's a good one!
3. Principals of Haiku
While most of us think of Haiku as a short poem consisting of 17 syllables, there are deeper principals that drive its development. Learn about a few of the principals guiding Haiku writing.
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5. The Burns Supper: Celebration of Poetry
A Burns supper is a night celebrating the life of Robert Burns and the Scottish national culture. But it also celebrates the poetry of a world-class poet and includes entertaining, dramatic poetry readings.
6. Principles of Analyzing Sound in Poetry
Poets choose words carefully for their sounds. Learn how to identify and interpret the role of sound in poetry.
7. Who is the Speaker of a Poem?
Just because a poem uses the word “I” doesn’t mean that it’s the poet herself speaking. Learn why it makes a difference.
8. Poetry in the Brain
Exploring how the right and left hemispheres of the brain must work together to create poetry.
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10. Using Simile and Metaphor
Do you simply read poetry? Or do you experience it! Similes and Metaphors create mental comparisons that bring a deeper dimension to writing.
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