Poem Writing: How to Rhyme Poems, Write Rhymed Poetry

By: Eren


(Based on author's site www.geocities.com/ptryhw)

Writing beautiful rhyme makes poetry, poets - all love rhymes, verses; rhyming verse is easy ~ tips on how to write a poem, composing poems that rhyme

This should enable you to easily compose poems that rhyme, poetry with rhymes -to know the 'techniques of writing poetry' and be known as the poet that you are, already, in heart.

A poet is not simply one who can compose poems. Writing poetry is the highest, noblest, art form; and poets are those who can feel what can be beautifully expressed in poetry, as poems. Poetic rhymes contribute to that. To rhyme poems is not difficult; rhyming is easy. This will tell you how to rhyme in poetry, compose rhyming poems -write a poem with verses that rhyme.

Is there anyone who does not like and enjoy poetry -yet are not poems, poetry books, the least published? Why? Because only so few are true poets; few rhyme poems, few can compose a poem that rhymes -yet poetry most loved are poetry that rhyme, and it is easy to rhyme poems.

Poetry and poets are encouraged by poetry contests; but are confused many poets in distinguishing between academic study of poets and their techniques, and writing the creative poem, the most loved poetry -poems that rhyme.

The many techniques do not make poetry -at best they enhance poems ~just as knowledge of the techniques of mixing and applying colours on canvas does on its own make one an artist or a painting beautiful.

If you have studied the techniques of writing poetry, this may have surprised you: some poets, even while going to great lengths to write metered verse, to such an extent cannot have appreciated truly even the reason for use of them that, while trying by use of them to make the verses sound pleasanter to the ear, they have used visual rhymes in their poems -rhymes with words spelt similarly but not sounding similar.

In writing poetry you do not need technique to compose poems. Poetry books, courses tell of poets' techniques in poems, regard them essential in writing poetry. Those are for formal study of poetry academically ~it is only then that you need to know the difference between similes and metaphors, and metric feet and about the iamb, the trochee, the anapaest, the dactyl, the amphibrach, the spondee, the pyrrhic, or what is a descriptive poem or narrative or dramatic or didactic poetry or light verse, let alone about e.g. sonnets and regular-sonnets or the rhyme-royal.. or even about what is masculine rhyme and what is feminine rhyme. You need only beautiful expression in poetry -rhymes help.

Poetry is the poetic, beautiful, expression of the poet's passion -that is not fixed as the symptoms of an ailment or the formula for calculating the strength of materials ~in poetry poets express passions sensibly and beautifully.. then, the academic fits poetry into technical categories enabling studying of poets and their poems. In writing poetry, composing poems, poets do not go by academics -academics go by poets.

Passion can be about love or a lover, or anything -here are verses from a poem by the Cypriot writer, thinker, poet, the late Orhan Seyfi Ari (translated.) about the state the world :

Neither the sun's risen, nor the moon's down gone,

Even the guardian angels've asleep fallen,

The djinn's everywhere claiming the light,

Destroying, destroying, at man's suffering's height!

Here is how you can express yourself in rhyme, in poems...

Do the verses have to rhyme? Technically speaking, no. Technically a poem is simply elevated composition in prose or verse -beautifully written prose can be called a poem ~poetry is the expression of elevated or beautiful thought or imagination or feeling in appropriate language.

What is 'elevated'..? In poetry it is what can be expressed in picturesque or lyrical, or high winded language -it is what is capable of expression in prose or verse in a way that does justice in making the passion of a thought or imagination or feeling or emotion be transferred as excitedly as felt to another...

What is 'beautiful'..? In poetry too it is the quality that delights...

And 'appropriate language'..? In poetry it means in language that the reader or the listener will understand and which is acceptable and will not put the reader or the listener off by belittling in his or her eyes the composer of the elevated and/or beautiful prose or verse, the poem, as lacking in manners or as so ignorant as to be incapable of expression in other than by use of e.g. four-letter words if there does not exit between the poet and the reader or the listener such intimacy.

In writing poetry, to compose poems, this is all you need: make sense.. beautifully...

Let's take an example in expressing the following:

You are so beautiful!.. You turn me on!

Is that passionate and beautiful a thing to express in poetry? Yes. Is it a poem? Not in the sense that most people expect it to be, in verse ~and you want people to enjoying what you write -as poetry; people love poems...

Chop that into verses, then..?

You are so beautiful!

You turn me on!

Is that poetry, a poem? Yes... Only as much as it was as prose, though ~unless you are in a position to argue with your reader that it is 'free verse' as many believe free verse to be -but what if your reader knows that to mean un-metered and points out to you that the poet celebrated over free verse, in fact, except as far goes his poetry that were special as part of some poems on a specific topic as a collection, almost totally wrote his non-experimental individual stand-alone poems (in the 1920s) all in rhyme..?! You might just as well have written it as prose and explain that in dictionaries technically that too is a poem...

Rhyme enhances poems. Poetry in rhyme sound pleasanter -it adds to its beauty... Why not 'cash in' on that in your poetry?

To rhyme in poetry is not difficult as many think.. it is easy...

Here is how to easily, quickly, rhyme your poem's verses...

So... What rhymes with 'beautiful' -hmnn.. yes.. 'dutiful' ~but, hold on.. it is not suitable, is it..? Not for what you want to express in the second verse of your poem...

In poetry, if you can not quickly and easily think of a rhyme for your verses.. without loosing its meaning, you change the places of the words in your verse...

In our poem the verses were...

You are so beautiful!

You turn me on!

They still express the very same thing, below.. plus.. would that not sound better, more like poetry, a poem, put as below?..

So beautiful are you!

Turn me on, you do!

Now, those many people who would tell you that you just chopped into lines straight prose and called it verses can't tell you that there is no difference between this as it is now and if it were straight prose, can they..? Of course not. These rhyme.

How does one rhyme..? Many poets use a rhyming dictionary!

Here is a way you might find enjoyable in writing poetry...

Quickly run in your mind through the alphabet... 'a'.. Does a word quickly spring to mind.. no?.. Move on to.. 'b'.. hmnn.. 'boo'.. that rhymes with 'you' -but not what you want is it? What about 'c'?.. Hey.. 'coo'.. and it immediately brings to mind 'woo' -jot them down.. they are two more verses on the same lines: one ending '.... you woo' the other '... I coo'...

Now you have a poem, a quatrain -to all it is now poetry.

So beautiful are you

Turn me on, you do

............. you woo

........... ... .. I coo

Ah, but does your romantic poem make sense? Of course -unless you are male and fancy 'Nancy' ~than, it is, of course...

...... ........ .. I woo

....... ... ... you coo

You know best what in your poems you want to express beautifully.. something philosophical, satirical, patriotic, about nature, romance, love...

1. Make sense..

2. Use rhyme...

You can't go wrong!

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