When it comes to love poetry, just like any poetry, there are some basic rules and guidelines that you can abide by when writing. If you have not studied poetry, you may not be familiar with these. We are not going to delve too deeply into it. Instead, we are going to explain the basics so that anyone - no matter how young or old, can write excellent poetry on their own.
Before you start moaning and groaning - don't worry, we've made this very simple and easy to understand and we're only going to tell you the parts you really need to know. If you take it upon yourself to continue learning more about poetry and how to write it, then we think that is a great idea. But for the purposes of this book, we are keeping it fairly simple and basic.
Even if you have never studied poetry before, there are probably some basic terms that you have heard of before. There are some things that are taught to us in school and you may have even heard in movies, television and other daily events. Things like meter, rhyme and rhythm are commonly known parts of poetry. However, you probably have no idea what these things really mean or how to apply them to your poem writing. These are the kinds of things we are going to cover for you. We want you to be able to take the basics and then apply them to your ambition and your desire to write as well as the love and emotion that you feel on the topic so that you can create your own beautiful, amazing love poetry.
If you are serious about learning to write excellent love poetry and if you have a will to learn, then you will do just fine with the things we have outlined here. Because we don't want to overwhelm you with too much information at once, we have started with the basics and as you move on through each section of the book, you will see more hints and tips. Another reason for this is so that you don't just skip the instructional chapters and read the poetry only. Each chapter has some sample poems, some advice as well as some great tips and instructions for writing your own poetry. The poems serve as inspiration as well as examples to help you see what we are talking about.
There are also some poetry exercises and starters to help you know what to write because as you will hear us mention many times, the more you write, the better your poetry will be. You might write 20 bad poems to get one great one but it will be all worth it in the end. At the end of every chapter here you will see a review section that will go over the lessons that were taught in that chapter as well as any tips, pointers, activities, etc. This is a great way to review what you have learned and to look back over after you have read the whole book. On that note, let's move on to the basics of writing poetry.