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 »

Narrative poems tell a story about characters progressing through a plot in verse form. Narrative poems were often told or performed verbally for an audience. For example, the "Epic of Gilgamesh" and the "Iliad" are abou... More »

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Some examples of lune poems include "trees never wander / but still spread / across open fields" and "ask a question / get answer / something new learned." Lunes, which were devised by the American poet Robert Kelly, are... More »

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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D.H. Lawrence's poem "The Piano" is told from the point of view of a man who is listening to someone play piano. The music causes the man to begin reminiscing about his childhood, and he is saddened by longing for the pa... More »

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