Help with Writing Assignments: Paragraphs, Essays, Outlines & More
Good writing skills are an essential part of your school studies, from elementary grades, to high school, into college and beyond. Because written communication is such a crucial skill, it will be a continuing course of study in each grade, from your first day of school until your last.
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- How to Write a Shape Poem
A shape poem, also known as a concrete poem, is a poem that uses the arrangement of the words on the page as a tool. Simply put, the poem makes a shape.
- How to Write a Ballad
A ballad is a traditional form of long, narrative poetry, sometimes set to music. Whether writing one for a school assignment, or just for fun, ballads can be great way to tell a story or honor an event in a memorable way.
- How to Write Free-Verse Poetry
Free verse poetry, although free from the constraints of following a specific pattern, still will end up taking on the form that you give it. Learn more about writing good free verse poems.
- How to Write the Best Journalistic Prose
Do you want to be a journalist? Do you want your name on a byline? Do you want to travel to world chasing stories and making headlines? Better learn the style.
- How to Write a Limerick
Want to have fun while writing poetry? Try your hand at a limerick. These poems are light-hearted and silly. Use a limerick to tell a joke, a goofy story or play with words.
- How to Write a Love Poem
Valentine's Day is the ultimate time to write occasional poetry. I don't mean to write poetry occasionally, rather to write for a specific occasion such as a graduation or wedding.
- The History and Form of the Haiku
Haiku is a Japanese poetic form typically consisting of one five syllable line, one seven, and one five. Its simplicity and accessibility have allowed it to spread throughout the world. However, the austerity of the form demands care and precision from the author.
- Writing Ten-by-Ten Poetry
My favorite poetic form is the ten-by-ten: a one-hundred beat poem crafted from ten lines of ten syllables each. A good ten-by-ten is like a well-built watch: compact, accurate and efficient. Practice writing them today to sharpen your creative skills.
- The Art of Writing a Sonnet
A sonnet is a classic poetic form consisting of fourteen lines with a rhyme scheme. The name is derived from “sonetto”, which means “little song” in Italian. It first appeared in it's Italian form, but you may be more familiar with the English form.