1: Brainstorm a few subjects or ideas your poem could to rotate around.
2: Once you’ve come up with your idea, choose a writing style you would like to use. Possible styles include limerick,
quatrain, and acrostic poems.
3: When you start writing your poem, don’t worry too much about punctuation at first. When you are done writing the
poem you can then go over the spelling and punctuation. Poems are more powerful if they can convey a message or mood. You
can use dark imagery to convey a sad feeling or light imagery to convey a happy feeling. Dark imagery includes dark colours
like black and navy blue. Light imagery includes bright colours like white and yellow.
Here's a few poem writing styles of the many that
A quatrain is a four line stanza that can have different
rhyming schemes like aabb, abab, or aaba (although it doesn't have to rhyme).
An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter
of every line put together makes a word (it can also be the last letter or a different sequence).
A haiku poem is a Japanese three line poem that refers
to a season and does not rhyme. It has 5 syllables on the first line, 7 on the second, and 5 on the last.
A limerick is a nonsense verse that has five lines
with a rhyming scheme that goes aabba. It has three feet on the first, second, and fifth lines and two feet on the third and
Prose and free verse poems both don't have regular
meters. Both have a heightening of language but free verse tends to have rhythm and poetical effect.
Here is an example of a quatrain (which
consists of 4 lines) removed from a three quatrain poem. As you can see, the rhyming pattern is
the sound of children’s laughter;
blue birds sing a lullaby.
things we do hereafter,
playful joy will make you cry.