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Jessica Baker Female, 16, United States (9/24/2013 8:07:00 AM)

Hello everyone!
I have just recently gotten into poetry, due to reading much of it in school. I thoroughly enjoy Robert Browning. I have so many moments in life where I feel the need to channel my emotions, and poetry is one way to do that. Does anyone have any tips of writing poetry? Before, it sounded like a 5-year-old wrote it. I have been getting better, but I need some tips to work with.
Thanks so much!

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  • Gulsher John (10/8/2013 9:56:00 AM) Post reply

    Go and read Hartman's Free verse" than think about poetry.
    Hope it will help you alot.

  • Fiona Sandbrook (10/8/2013 3:10:00 AM) Post reply

    Writing.Com is a website that has helped and encouraged me hugely with my writing. Take a look. You may be interested.

  • Diane Schawe (10/7/2013 10:39:00 AM) Post reply

    Read great (timeless) poetry. READ, READ, READ. Imitate, absorb, analyze.

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