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  • Poetry For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    Poetry is the practice of creating works of art by using language. The study of poetry should include important works that display a bit of the histor...

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  • Quick Poetry Quiz

    Test your knowledge of poetry by taking this quick quiz. You can learn some cool facts about poets and their works — and impress your friends th...

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  • A Crash Course in Poetic History

    Poems represent some of the greatest works of literature assembled. Peruse these noteworthy poems to see some of the early creations and how poetry ev...

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  • How to Read a Poem Aloud

    Poems are designed to be read aloud — you’ll get a better experience and understanding of the whole poem. Try these tips for reading poetr...

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  • How to Write Open-Form Poetry

    Open-form poetry rejects the organization and structure found in traditional poetry such as sonnets and haiku. Open poetry — including chance po...

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  • Why You Should Read Poems Aloud

    When you read poetry aloud, read it as though you were delivering the poem to an attentive audience. Why? Here are the three most important...

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  • The Importance of Pauses in Poems

    One of the most powerful tools in any reader’s arsenal is the pause. Where do pauses occur in a poem? Wherever you see a powerful moment. Such m...

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