Dialect in a poem is a literary tool that refers to the use of language that distinguishes the voice of someone from a unique culture, financial status or social class from others. Dialect can include specific grammar, s... More »

A good snowflake poem is "Snow-flakes" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poem describes the falling of snowflakes as a depressing event, drawing a link between "the troubled heart" and "the troubled sky" that the snow i... More »

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Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote the poem "Cradle Song" about a baby's bright future. "Where Did You Come From Baby Dear" by George MacDonald and "A Prayer for My Daughter" by William Butler Yeats offer a parent's perspective ... More »

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A poem's mood refers to the emotions evoked by the poem's language. When poets use words to specifically inspire feelings of sadness, anger, joy or other emotions, those words contribute to the poem's mood. More »

To write an "In loving memory" poem, read examples of others and collect memorial verses that relate to the deceased. Use this material to write drafts of the poem. More »

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A memorial poem refers to either a poem written to commemorate someone's life after they die or to an existing poem chosen for a funeral, wake or memorial service. Mourners and preachers often read or recite poems as par... More »

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One example of a poem with the theme of missing someone is "The Night" by Hilaire Belloc. Another example is "The Philosopher" by Edna St. Vincent Millay. More »

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