Secrets to writing good poetry(1)

Many aspiring poems really don’t know how to write poetry people can enjoy and relate to and this is either simply because his poetry does not reach its desired audience or his audience don’t like those stuff.

Here are some secrets below that will help you reach out more to more readers.

  1. Tell A Story

Every poetry should tell a story. We all know poetry is a genre of literature and literature in general tells a story so if is only logical a poem should tell a story and like other genres it has to be a good story that will captivate readers.

The success of any piece of poetry according to ManOnPurpose research team is 100% tied to the quality of the story it tells. If your story is poor, no matter how you play with words your poetry will be average but if you deploy a good story and simple diction you can get a good mark.

2. Imagery

Imagery is very important to poetry than any other genre. Poetry is the world most under-appreciated genre and the most imaginative one too (apart from fiction). While prose and poetry gives you the liberty of creating a clear and  vivid pictures for dumb readers and good ones too, poetry is the opposite.

Like a picture, poetry allows for deeper meanings and varying views. A good poetry should be interpreted in diverse ways by readers and develop good critical views. Good poetry should not be 100% precise to the point, he should give room for the readers mind to wander and find its desired imagery.

3. Know your target Audience

Of course you have to consider your target audience you intend to reach else you might be throwing your pebbles into the ocean. if the audience you intend to reach are the many average appreciators of poetry then it might do you a wealth of good to compromise the language you use and also reduce the difficulty level of your words else you reader lose interest in your poetry.

A reader most times will likely not read a work that keeps him consulting his dictionary at nearly ever word he reads in your poetry, he prefers the easier way the words he can relate and understand their meaning.

If your audience are pros and cons of poetry don’t make that costly mistake of using words that don’t relate to the subject matter, unlike your previous audience they have a more broader idea of the words you intend to use and they won’t be easily swayed by your rhymes when the meaning is purely illogical and not matching the title.

 

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