Loading

Module 1: Poetry Writing

Notes
Study Reminders
Support
Text Version

How to write poetry

Set your study reminders

We will email you at these times to remind you to study.
  • Monday

    -

    7am

    +

    Tuesday

    -

    7am

    +

    Wednesday

    -

    7am

    +

    Thursday

    -

    7am

    +

    Friday

    -

    7am

    +

    Saturday

    -

    7am

    +

    Sunday

    -

    7am

    +

XSIQ
*

Writing - How to write poetry

How to write poetry

Many people often just don't know how to begin to write a poem. The best
place to start is by thinking, looking and feeling. A sense of inspiration,
wonder and curiosity might arise when looking at a picture of something
that is unknown to you. These feelings are useful when creating poetry.

Examine the images on this page. Some of the words that describe them
might be: child, earth, vibrant blue, fantasy, castle, vulnerable, colour,
youth, magic and space.

When you look at the images what do you think about: poverty, happiness,
ancient people in a modern world, the wonder of the earth, different
lifestyles, fantasy lands or space travel?

Choose one of the images and start by writing the words that come to your
mind as you look at it. From the combinations of the words you write - your
impressions - you will be able to begin to write a poem.

Reading the work of poets and writing your own poems will help you to
understand how poems work and what it really means to be a poet.

Previous | Next