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Parts of a poem

There are basically only four parts to a poem. There's the title which lures folks to read the poem. There's the beginning which hooks people into continuing. There's the main body which delivers the bulk of what the writer wishes to convey. Then there's the ending which leaves the reader with a final impression of the poem.

I reckon almost everybody here knows what they want to convey and how to do so. But I know that I'm often weak in the Title, Introduction and Ending of poems and these are all likely to be the parts of a poem most remembered by a reader. And if a reader doesn't even remember the title it will be pretty tough for them to go back to the poem later.

"If one wishes to learn a thing, teach that thing" ........Hence I'll be running a three part series of fairly short and very easy shops on titles, beginnings and endings in poetry. As would be expected the first one will deal with titles. So keep your eyes peeled (Man, that will hurt lol) for the official announcement and syllabus of the title workshop which will likely appear the first half of April...........stan


Thank you for your continued work on Neopoet's workshops,
If there is anything I can do just ask, take care out there and enjoy all things, as all are lessons to learn.
Yours Ian.

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Thank you Stan and thank you to All those working hard to help others improve their poetry. ( including you Ian ) xxxxx :)

I hate having to find titles... any tips will be more than welcome

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

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raj (sublime_ocean)

to go yet. I just thought I'd put a bug in everybody's ear as to it being upcoming. I hope to have a syllabus ready end of next week so ya'll can see what will be involved but it's going to be simple and hopefully of short duration......stan

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I will support and contribute to the best of my currently somewhat limited abilities.
You're a fucking gem, mate!

A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'

help will be appreciated especially in the title segment in which I'm a bit weak myself at times........stan

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