Using Repetition in Poetry: Definitions and Purposes

Poetry is an art form, which can be created in a wide variety of ways. Most poetry styles have a unique pattern, which must be followed strictly. However, there are some forms that aren’t as strict and allow some leeway on what you can do. Using repetition allows you to reinforce ideas, add structure, create rhythm, create unity, and add additional emotion.

Different Types of Repetitions

First, let’s look at the different types of repetition used in poetry. Continue Reading

Tips for Reciting Poetry: How to Read Poetry Out Loud

Reciting poetry is an exciting yet difficult experience we all go through one time or another. Whether it is for your own writing process, for fun, a competition, or even a school project, reading out loud can be nerve-wracking. However, I find that the easiest way to deal with nerves is to prepare as much as possible.

1. The first step you need to do is analyze the poem. No, you don’t need to go too in depth, but be sure to check for various poetic elements. Continue Reading