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Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The Academy of American Poets created the National Poetry Month in the United States to encourage people to appreciate poetry and to become more aware of the power of poetry in expressing beauty, emotion, and universal ideas. National Poetry...

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Using the Terza Rima Style in Poetry

Using the Terza Rima Style in Poetry

If you read and write poetry, then you must be familiar with its formalistic elements such as rhyme, meter, sound and imagery. Poems are typically written in stanza form composed of a certain number of lines that are written in a specific rhyming...

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The Great Feminist Poetry Movement

The Great Feminist Poetry Movement

Since time immemorial, men held the sole authority when it came to the field of the arts, literature and philosophy. Back then, they could not fathom the idea of women as thinking creatures. This became the reason why all manner of knowledge and...

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An Overview on Narrative Poetry

An Overview on Narrative Poetry

When the word “poetry” is mentioned what typically comes to people’s minds are those pieces of literature that resemble and sound like song lyrics. To others, what they commonly picture is the complex language of Shakespeare’s sonnets. What these...

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Mobile Apps to Learn Poetry

Mobile Apps to Learn Poetry

In our modern world, where the internet and mobile technology has taken over almost every aspect of human life, it only makes sense that traditional media and learning platforms also make their way into smartphones and mobile devices. The same...

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Great Children’s Poets

Great Children’s Poets

A Good Place to Start When we think of great poets we may be transported back in time to another century when poetry was a more common place form of literature that people were familiar with and accustomed to listening to and...

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Caribbean Poetry

Caribbean Poetry

The Caribbean Caribbean poetry, often referred to as West Indian poetry, covers poetry that hails from those island regions and may take the form of either oral or written traditions and history that have been variously passed down through time...

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All About Ekphrastic Poetry

All About Ekphrastic Poetry

According to the Greek philosopher Aristotle, one of the main characteristics of poetry is mimesis. It is the art of mimicking real life and absorbing its essence via the written word. And you can witness this characteristic if you think about...

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Poetry and the Middle East

Poetry and the Middle East

Protest Poetry has long been the people’s choice when it comes to protest and giving voice to a discontent that needs to be heard. Perhaps the need for social reform is at the root of the matter, a desire to see the end of war, a better regard...

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Japanese Poetic Forms

Japanese Poetic Forms

The Japanese Ideal Without much doubt we can assert that the Japanese have a precise way of looking at the world and representing it with a restraint and precision somewhat unique only to them. Not surprisingly then, their approach to the poetic...

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Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

What’s in a Name The name Pulitzer is familiar to most people in connection with the annual prizes awarded for excellence in Letters, Drama, and Music, however few may know the origin of this name and its awards. Joseph Pulitzer, after whom the...

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