Poetry 101 – Editing your Poem

A series of posts about poetry 101

There is no great writing, only great rewriting.    – Louis D. Brandeis

Umm, I don’t really edit. My poems are surrealist works so I edit to add some light punciation and change the pronouns so it makes a tad more sense…I might start taking my own advice below. lols!

How to Edit

1. Leave the poem alone for a day or so.

2. Read the poem aloud.

3. Make sure that the original copy is kept, perhaps write the poem again.

4. Ask yourself :
Do all the words sound good in the poem?
Would another word sound better?
Does this make sense?
Will my reader be able to picture my poem in their head?

5. Change words if you feel they need to be changed and

Some poetry advice, examples, and tips aimed at primary school teachers, new poets, homeschoolers, to be used as a resource.

Published by Michelle Moloney King

Bookish and paintish! Mother, wife, teacher, and follower of flow.

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