Finding a Subject

Finding a Subject

A Lesson by Pastel Girl Books

What you should write about.


Poetry is a very open way to express emotions. You aren't really bound by the rules of story writing. You can use a style or you can freewrite it. But before you can write the words you need to find something to write those words about. And to be honest, no one really wants to read about how much you hate your math teacher or what kind of clothes you like to buy.


Some examples of subjects I, myself, have written about include the following:


1. Loss of family member(s)

2. Lonliness

3. Society

4. Mental Anguish

5. Love

6. Hate

7. Fear


Of course, it doesn't have to be depressing. Admittedly, depressing poetry often makes for good poetry, but no one will complain if you write something happy. I have often found myself coming up with subjects that make me smile:


1. Friends

2. Family

3. Animals

4. A favorite author

5. A personal hero


Once you have a subject in mind you can let the words spill from your pen like a waterfall. Take advantage of all the different ways you can write poetry and you might find yourself feeling a little better when you're done.


Have fun.

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Added on February 18, 2010
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My name is Erica. I'm 26 years old and I have been writing for a while. I write for me and if any of you lovely readers enjoy it, then all the better. I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps...