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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 Pomegranate" by Eavan Boland
Eavan Boland's poem “The Pomegranate” beautifully represents the complex web of feelings involved in the relationship between mothers and daughters.
2. 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.
3. 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!
4. Figures of Speech - Metonymy and Synecdoche
Two of the most troublesome figures of speech to keep straight - metonymy and synecdoche - and how to differentiate successfully between the two.
5. 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.
6. What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio
In the poem "What Do Women Want?" Kim Addonizio uses a red dress as a metaphor for answering the question posed by the title.
7. Cats as Metaphors
Cats can be useful metaphors in poetry.
8. Bed In Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island, offers a simple summer poem perfect for children just learning to read and recite poetry.
9. The Autumn- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Poet Elizabeth Barret Browning compares the winds of autumn with the changes of life while reminding her readers to look for hope amidst change.
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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