Poetry Explained

We created this section to help you understand some the terminology and language we use to analyse and summarize poetry on Poem Analysis. If you have any questions about some of the terms we have used or have explained, please feel free to comment on any of the articles or contact us direct.

[How to] Analyze Poetry with SMILE

While reading a poem, a question often triggers thoughtful readers, “how to analyze this poem?” If one has this hack pre-installed in mind, the process won’t seem tedious anymore!

10 Important Elements of Poetry

Poetry, as a distinct and interesting art form, comprises a number of elements that are worth considering while analyzing and understanding a poetic text.

19 Different Types of Themes in Poetry

The theme is the underlying message that the writer or artist wants to convey. Themes can feature in poetry, a short story, a novel, or even a work of art.

5 Steps to Starting a Poetry Blog

A poetry blog is a great way to express yourself and share your literary skills with the world. Here are 5 steps to easily your own poetry blog.

Active vs. Passive Voice

The difference between active voice and passive voice is an important one, but not one that’s always easy to distinguish.

How To Write a Love Poem

Answering the question: “How do I write a love poem” is not as simple as asking “how do I boil an egg” but there are useful tips to consider.

How To Write a Love Poem

Is Rap Poetry?

Rap or poetry? Both use rhyme and rhythm, so what’s the difference?

Is Rap Poetry?

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month takes place each year in April. It was first introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to increase the appreciation of poetry in the United States.

National Poetry Month

What Makes a Poet Great?

Scholars, writers, and lovers of poetry have all asked the same question at some point in their lives, what makes a poet great?

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The Best-Kept Secrets of Poetry

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