WHAT MAKES A PERSON A POET?

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So what makes a person a poet?

    And what constitutes a good verse?

Is “rhythm” a part of your nature –

    Or perhaps you may find it a curse?

 

Is rhyming a “must” in your poem?

   In free verse it’s missing you know -

But if you’re writing a poem for children,

    I think you should give it a go.

 

Alliteration is something quite pleasant,

    And personification is nice.

Throw a simile into your poem -

    It’s rather like adding some spice.

 

Now don’t try to hide from those big words.

    Onomatopoeia’s high on the list,

Have I overlooked something important?

    If so you can add what I’ve missed.

 

 

By Josie Whitehead

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