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How to make poetry effective

Well treat your poem like your building a wall every single brick or word has to contribute to the whole otherwise it would make no sense . why would you use that word if it contributes to nothing. It’s just like acknowledge a piano is there and then never use it .
The poem has to be like an arrow it has to have a point to pierce the message or idea into your readers head. Otherwise it won’t be that memorable and it won’t be effective.


well said. In short, use words that have meaning to the piece, less is more. Too many poets beat about the bush with fancy words that have little relation to the theme & meaning just to fill it out. This often leads to confusion & dilutes the poem.

Clever poet you are!



"with all that I am & all that I could be, I walk this earth, yet nobody sees me"

I describe writing is like painting with words instead of paint and your idea is your canvas .

Hlm life without literature is a life without logic.

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I like your analogies they are right on the money!

*hugs, Cat

When someone reads your work
And responds, please be courteous
And reply in kind, thanks.

Those are the main things I go by when writing

Hlm life without literature is a life without logic.

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