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5 Poetry Prompts to get you writing now!

Updated: Feb 20, 2023



Introduction

Poetry is a beautiful, expressive way to share your feelings. But what if you don't know how to write it? How can you get started? Well, this blog post is for anyone who wants to try their hand at poetry but doesn't know where to start! I've put together 5 quick writing prompts that will get your creative juices flowing and help you explore different styles of writing. Try these prompts out in any order:


Imagine you and your best friend are on vacation.


Imagine you and your best friend are on vacation. Where are you going? What are you wearing? What's the weather like? What do you eat, drink and do for fun? How does it end?






Write a poem where every line is a question to the reader.

Poetry is a way to express ideas and feelings in an interesting way. Poems don't have to rhyme, but they do have to make sense and follow certain rules. For example, poems are usually written in lines (lines are like sentences), and each line usually has one word that rhymes with another word or sounds similar at the end of it. You can use your imagination when writing poetry!



This is an example of a question poem because it has questions instead of statements or descriptions like most other types do:

Can I ask you something?

Do you know what happened yesterday afternoon?


Write a poem using only words that end with "k."




  • Use a thesaurus to find words that end with "k," and then write a poem using only those words.

  • Write about something you love, hate, want to do, or be afraid of.

  • You can also use this prompt as inspiration for an ongoing series of poems--one per day!

Write a poem about the first time you fell in love.

Write a poem about the first time you fell in love.

Use first person, imagery and metaphor.


  • Use a rhyme scheme (e.g., ABAB) or rhythm (e.g., iambic tetrameter).

  • Break up lines with line breaks and stanza breaks if it helps you to sound more poetic and less like prose; this also makes it easier for readers to follow along!



Write a poem that takes place during an important historical moment.


  • Use a historical moment that is important to you.

  • Include key details about the event.

  • Write about how the event affected you and those around you, or how it affected others around you.


Conclusion

So, there you have it! Five simple poetry prompts to help get you writing. Remember that poetry doesn't have to be perfect, so don't worry if your first drafts aren't perfect either. The point is just to start writing and keep going until something beautiful emerges from within yourself.



Poetry is a way to express your emotions. It's a way to share your thoughts and ideas with others. Poetry can be written by anyone, but it takes practice and patience to learn the craft of writing poetry.


The best part about poetry is that it doesn't have to rhyme! The only rule for writing poetry is that it has structure, meaning there should be some sort of rhythm or pattern throughout your poem--this could be in meter (meter refers to how many syllables are in each line), rhyme scheme (rhyming couplets), alliteration (words beginning with the same sound), assonance (vowels repeated), consonance (consonants repeated) etc...




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