1. Do not abuse your muse.
the erotic not the psychotic
3. For men poets, three words: condoms, clitoris and Catullus.
4. The most desirable
poetic diction uses imagination, intensity and passion.
5. Dramatic poetry has a rising action, a climax and a falling
action. Without the rising action the poem falls flat.
6. Avoid Freud.
7. Rhythmic Expression should not
be confused with "the rhythm method."
8. If you find a man who not only has, but knows how to use didactic
pentameter, hold onto him!
9. Was: "Vini, Vidi, Vici," Is: "Oh! Vini, Oh! Vini, Oh! Vini!"
10. While free verse is the usual mode in today's permissive society, practices such as end rhyme must be undertaken
11. Closed couplets can still be found (& bound).
12. It's a pathetic fallacy that can't
perform. (See Literary devices, #19.)
13. Place emphasis on the content and movement of a poem, not on its length.
14. Never refer to the Wife of Bath as a psychopath.
15. If you're a homonym, end rhyme is not only acceptable
16. Three things of interest to some women poets: Karma Sutra, Climax and Clinton (Bill or George.)
17. For the desired effect when using dialect, let it flick off your tongue.
18. Bravo for Libido, Sappho and Romeo.
19. Literary devices (for extending your metaphor or inflating your diction) are available through selected stores of carnal
20. Treat the Marquis de Sade as a demigod. (Optional.)
21. Dramatic monologues can be a natural &
exciting means of self-expression. (Also soliloquy.)
22. In the modern world it is useful to be not only Bi-Lingual
23. Foreplay, negligee & Edna St. Vincent Millay.
24. Meter? Metaphor for lunch.
25. Keep abreast of the situation and compose from the cockles of the heart!
26. When writing in rhyme royal (tragic
or farce) don't be a pain in the royal arse.
27. Please, no exalted odes to the lowly commode.
28. There are
many ways to get into the body of a poem, including the Greek way.
29. First person personals: I, ID & IUD.
30. Over the top topics: Mephistopheles, Medussa & Madonna (Ciccone.)
31. Have no hand in anticlimax.
If you are experiencing writer's block, shun thoughts of Socrates and hemlock.
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