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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. What is Poetry to Me?
This is an introductory article on the nature of poetry and why it is important. It covers ideas why poetry touches us all and how it is found everywhere in advertising, popular music and movies.
4. Invocation of the Muse
Invoking the Muse was common practice among the classical poets to assuage writers block and lend inspiration to every creative endevour.
5. Dedicating poetry to others
Poetry is a very personal form of putting emotions on paper and is very healing in nature. Because of this, many poems are written in dedication to individuals. Lets look at these types of poems and an example: "Dad's Alzheimer's- Dedicated to Claus"
6. Spirituality 8650
7. How to Avoid Poetry 'Contest' Scams
Poetry scams and scam contests abound. The following helps include five easy ways to tell if the contest you’re entering is on the up and up.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. The History of the Limerick
Limericks are one of the most popular forms of poetry quoted today. Learn more about this traditional (and often bawdy) poetic form.
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