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How to Write a Good Poetry Review

Have you been surfing in the Web in order to find tips for poetry review? Well, then you have just found what you need. Today we will talk about figures of speech, style, formatting, proofreading and other important aspects of a poetry review within an informative essay format. Take a sit, grab your pen and a piece of paper and be ready to percept top-notch advice and tips for your paper.

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What's the Difference Between a Regular Review and a Poetry Review?

Initially and foremost we'd like to mention that a poetry review is not a regular essay. Here you can be creative, use interesting figures of speech and express any thoughts you want. A poetry review stands for your personal perception of the book, the novel or some poem. It means that a teacher is interested exclusively in what you have thought and perfected during reading this poem.

 

What does Walter Lippmann Have to Do with Poetry Review Writing?

In the early 1920s his book 'Public Opinion' saw the world. It was a masterpiece and the most influential book on a journalist of those times — until M. McLuhan presented his book 'Understanding Media' in the middle of the 1960s. Coming back to Lippmann — he was a modernist who had a huge influence on science. Plus, he took journals as the major key between the public itself and the government.

Plus, he was the initial scientist who recognized that people provide preconceived ideas with them (today we name it worldviews). The last but not the least fact to know about him — he was very critical to present the facts before those preconceived ideas. It was the law and the major principle of his theory.

But why his ideas are tied up with the notion of objectivity in journalism? The major thought that flowed from Lippmann’s ideas was the notion of objectivity in narrations and journalism. Plus, he developed that a journalistic approach which was presented as "The 5 Ws and one H" (stood for who, what, when, where, why and how) is the key to any review, including poetry review.

To be frank, this is a brilliant key to write any review since all you need to do is to answer all these questions step by step.

To put it in brief, these questions provide you structure. You need to add only introduction, conclusion and that's it. Starting your draft you primary have to answer all these questions.

Now we want to share 10 ultimate tips which will surely help you to write an excellent poetry review:

1. An apple a day.

Do not intend to write a poetry review in a day and do not leave everything for the last night. Step by step, an action a day is the best strategy, especially when it comes to paper writing. The best goal you can set is to write 100-200 words a day, for instance, if you strive to write a 1000-words review. It means that in 5-10 days you will have a good draft ready on your table.

2. Dedicate your place to writing.

A scheduled timing matters but the proper place matters even more. Prepare your desk for wiring a poetry review — no smartphone, no food, and nothing that can distract you. It's very important to be focused and your working place can really help you with that. We think you won't argue with the fact that if you have been making scrapbooks all day long yesterday, today you need a spare place to be prepared for your writing.

3. Take a break every 45-60 mins.

Have you thought about tomato method? It implies you have to take a little break every 45-60 mins. What stands for it? It will surely raise your concentration. As to many scientists, concentration is a half of success since 'doing one thing at a time' means you fully dedicate yourself to poetry review.

4. Do not be ashamed of comparison

There is no shame in comparison if you use it to make your essay even more vivid, quality and decent. Google for some poetry reviews in order to find some words which suit your style. It's important to mention that you do not have to use their sources or pieces of texts (since it's named plagiarism, did you ?), you just need to look through them as an example. That is it.

5. Once you're done — read your paper out loud.

We do not call you to read it out loud to your friends or teacher at once, but out loud reading to yourself will surely help you to differ if you need to leave this line in your poetry review or not. Even if it sounds silly at the initial sight, just try and you will see how cool it is.

6. Tap into your feelings

We never quite believed it when poets say that they're not writing out of their own feelings, and when that is the thing, I tend not to be terribly interested in what they're doing. What do we mean? We really don't mean to say that they are writing bad poems, but those aren't the poems that I like most. Never-the-less, tapping in your own feelings, see the difference between your own feelings and the poetry itself. You must not be a poet, you just have to give an estimation.

7. Write about subjects that matter to you

Let's be honest — things we care about are always important to us. Insert into your essay a piece of you. Say, if you are working on the analysis of a poem which is on love — speak about your love. Is this poem about nature? Recall your summer 2014 when you traveled abroad in Europe. Is this a poem about our future? Why not become a phantasm for a moment? Close your eyes and realize that you can have any future and just continue with it in your narration.

8. If you get stuck, just take a break

No inspiration? No need to sit and write your poetry review for hours. Take a short break (up to 30 mins) — we guarantee that it will give you some power to continue with your paper. If you want, you can take a nap, but be careful not to get asleep for 7-8 hours, keep up with your regular regime. Again, a break within 30 mins will be more than enough.

9. Allow your paper to be interpreted just like that

People will interpret your paper (as well as the poetry itself) in different ways, but provided the interpretation that is brought to the poem isn't plainly bonkers, we enjoy that, we hope for it. Your poem analysis can be a world in which your readers can continue and live themselves and seek out things which resonate for them. And it would be completely bonkers of me to try to restrict their reaction.

10. Keep in mind your point

It's important to keep in mind your major point of the paper (or 2-3 of them). Another piece of advice is to write down your thoughts you want to insert into the poetry. When you're proofreading your essay, check if it has all the thoughts you wanted to talk about in your poetry review.

Be creative, don't be afraid, keep in mind your point and work on your paper every day. 

We have no doubts that if you do not makeup writing your essay, it will definitely help you to complete a poetry review just like that. Do not hesitate to start working on your paper right now — prepare the needed place, spare time and get inspiration from the poetry itself.No doubts you will get a good mark if you follow our tips.

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