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The Complexity of Writing a Poem

The Complexity of Writing a Poem

A poem can be considered a piece of the heart of the artist and therefore one of the most difficult forms of literature, implying more than just putting your thoughts and feelings on a piece of paper in a haphazard way. For this reason, major...

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The Various Types of Poetry

The Various Types of Poetry

What is Poetry? Poetry is one of the most well-known writing styles in history and whilst its birth can’t be exactly traced the earliest recordings come from ancient times when we first invented writing. One of the most respected literature...

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Why Poetry is Enjoyable to Listen To

Why Poetry is Enjoyable to Listen To

Hearing is one of our less evolved senses and we mainly rely on our sight to better understand the world around us and to enjoy ourselves. You might think that because of this our hearing is merely a necessity to survive but unlike other animals...

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Poetry and Rap

Poetry and Rap

Poetry is perhaps one of the oldest forms of literature, created long before the invention of writing itself and it continues to be extremely popular and appreciated today. It is a written art as well as a spoken one, and conveys so much meaning...

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Should Poetry Be Taught in Schools?

Should Poetry Be Taught in Schools?

Do you see high school poetry as suffering from an image problem? Imagine watching some kids reciting some lines or stanzas at the Dead Poets Society or some people busily imitating Dickinson at public venues such as parks. Do not also forget the...

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The Great Sylvia Plath

The Great Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was a novelist, short story writer and poet from America. She was born in 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was to become a very talented writer and poet, who showed her talent at a very young age. In fact, her very first poem was...

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African Tribal Poetry

African Tribal Poetry

Sometimes the things we don’t understand become considered less worthy then what the tradition has deemed the acceptable norm. This is the case with the perception of African tribal poetry which has historically been measured against the...

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All About Maya Angelou

All About Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson in 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. Maya had a troubled childhood and witnessed and experienced firsthand the racism in America that was prevalent at the time. She was a very accomplished poet, writer...

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Performance Poetry

Performance Poetry

Performance poetry might, at first glance, seem to be the reading of poetry, but that would be oversimplification of this art form, as it has come to be regarded. As the name suggests, to perform poetry is more then to simply read it, and for the...

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The Role of The Poet Laureate

The Role of The Poet Laureate

The term Poet Laureate is something familiar to many people but as to its true meaning and origin perhaps there is less clarity. Traditionally laureate refers to a position of appointment conferred upon a person by a government or institution...

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Top Poetry Websites and Blogs

Top Poetry Websites and Blogs

The world of poetry is making rapid inroads into the world of social media. Today it is no longer necessary for the aspiring poet to spend endless hours creating, only to be frustrated by a lack of exposure. The world wide web has granted access...

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