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5 Poetic Devices That Will Actually Make Your Like better

Listen,

You wanna be a better writer, right well let me tell you a secret that will make your life better.

Only a fraction of the poetic devices have been exploited by some of the world’s greatest poets and writers but greater minds have come to realize that the fraction rarely used has a greater effect on the minds of people who interpret poems in their own way. So my job today is to enlighten my now eager young writers on some of poetic devices that can change the way they see life and even make it better.

Lets begin!!

Couplets – This literary device is found at the end of sonnets to add versatility to one’s work. It gives a surprising comments that reflects the entire piece. Couplets can be written individually or included in longer poems using other poetic devices along with it. To add a comical effect to life couplets are often used to show life from a different perspective. Here is an example from Lateefah16

Wonder walks

We walked across the island so white

Like timeless waves who wanted to stop and explore

Our foot steps in the sand so white

Even stars at night couldn’t sparkle this bright

The smell of the ocean salt

Touch my nose with intention to assault

The grainy feel run rough as a bike

Who knew sugar and sand aren’t exactly alike 

The cool ocean breeze crash against rocks

‘While clouds block sun and smooth yachts dock

The seagulls screaming to go to the sea 

At first touch you’re already chilli

But as the sun starts to set

The sky turns fiery red, bright orange and hot pink you bet!

Allusion – “When I was running late this morning I thought Barry Allen would ever have to run being the fastest man alive” Deeptanshu Prashad.  

A writer would use allusion to get across a point minus the unnecessary details. With the intent that the reader understands the event being referenced. In other words a writer indirectly making mention to something either by way of metaphor or simile.

Synecdoche – A rarely used device in poetry but very important. Often used to describe part of something to represent the whole thing. It can also use an entire thing to represent part of it. Metonymy often said as the same thing but they are slightly different since synecdoche would use ‘wheels’ because it is part of a car ‘wheels’ would stand as the whole car. Whereas metonymy is a ‘substituting word’ used to stand in for another word or for that off the thing meant.  For example ‘Bread – refers to food or money’ or ‘Glasses – refers to spectacles’ 

Wow you must be thinking this secret is very big but I hope you’re following along with me so that we can share this wonderful bundle of knowledge with you. So if you’re ready lets keep going!!

Satire – Writers use this techniques by way of humor, exaggeration and irony to ridicule and/or expose a person, country, or the entire world.

For example Satire in real life is used in cartoons characters to expose politicians and present day actions. Television shows such as Family Guy, The Simpsons and The office.

Just one more to go, hope I haven’t lost you yet 🙂

Allegory – A moral person can be easily thought using Allegory in which symbols are used. Most times involves characters and/or events that stand for an abstract idea in the form of a stray. This archaic term is used in daily life but is often seen in debates in schools, politics etc. Adding allegory to work evokes meaning and generates layers as the writer would express his/her own moral view on a specific topic. For example in the Hunger Games Series we see a political allegory that makes a statement of modern society (‘The Obsession with reality Tv’)

What am I missing here? Let me know in the comments an I’ll add it in!!!!

 

 

 

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Writer to Poet

Can a writer be a poet?

Can a poet be a writer?

These two questions have been asked so many times by countless young writers that I think it’s my duty to educate my young talented readers on the difference between these two statements based on my own knowledge.

A “writer” is the basic term used to define a person that creates written language. They can produce works from literary art to creative writing to communicate a desired idea. Other skilled writers would use graphics and illustrations to enhance the way there work is showcased to the audience.

Being a writer means you have a desire to open a world of possibilities, opportunities, comfort, learning and much more to readers through written words. Most times there is a burning light within to add excitement using various techniques that trap the mind. But the big question is can a writer be a poet? In my opinion not every writer has the ability to concisely arrange there thoughts to paint a picture, create a mood and unravel real emotions that a poet can, not to say that writing a novel doesn’t create this feeling because it does. Which brings me to a type of writer called ‘novelist’ one who writes novels create plots, invent characters and resolutions that keep the mind engaged throughout. This form of writing stands unique to play writes, screenwriters, speech writers, biographers, editors, researchers, journalist, bloggers and the list goes on. Each of these individuals have specific fields of specialty but generally they are considered writers. In which they can use these talents in different areas and obtain a desired effect on the audience.

On the other hand a poets would describe themselves as a mere writer of poetry that would simply performs their art in front of an audience. They have the ability to make you dream, fantasize and analyze by just using a few words divided into stanzas. They create cognitive effects, exploiting properties and languages to give a cinematic vision in your mind. Can a poet be a writer?  This goes half and half since with the right techniques and expanded vocabulary a poet can create a very mind blowing novella. Many would say that writing a poem is ‘hard’ because of the time taken to create the a specific mood and exhort the correct tone but just like fiction writers with the right use of words in each line, a poem or novel can stand out just the same.

I hope this article shines some light on any blurred lines that you may have about these two questions. Follow this blog for more articles like this

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Back To The Basics Of Writing

Hi readers and writers seeing that our opening post was a welcome and invitation to get started with this blog let’s get down to business and solve the task at hand.

Since the purpose of this blog is to advise young writers there steps to writing better in there various areas of interest, it only seemed best to commence your learning at a common topic “The Art of Writing”.

What is a piece of writing?

Written material done by a writer that describes their considered style and vision.

The Art of Writing is all in what you think and feel. Writing a book is not all about just using words that make sense but it’s about using attractive words and deep thoughts, expressing your deepest fears and fails into words and thoughts that make a person. The art of writing exposes your character and who you really are inside.

Think about why a person writes. Someone once told me “If you wake up in the morning an all you want to do is write then you’re a writer”

Many times we all struggle with believing in ourselves but just a little nudge every now and then would help the cause. 

I believe everyone has an inner talent of writing but it takes a dedicated mind and heart to go beyond what they can feel and write about it.

“Just be you at everything you do”