Before we jump into grammar thing let’s see the purpose of poetry. What is the purpose of poetry?
When I asked my teacher that question he gave me many answers. He used to say the following whenever I had a chat with him
a) poetry brings out humour.
As you and the sounds stay together, it fuses in your body, it makes you happy by refreshing your memories.
b) Poetry is about feelings
You can express yourself through the pen on a piece of paper, and see changes in you, your rights being exercised while the world identifies your pregnant tears.
c) Poetry is a career in which writers expose. Through sales of books, employing people and run their lives.
d) Poetry provides education
Young minds learn about their world that is exposed in super arts prepared by the most prominent poets.
e) Poetry is also a tool for development
It encourages people to fully participate in economic, political, social developments. It may as well save the environment for it’s a proper tool for provision of awareness in the society
f) poetry gives out music. It soothes and thrills our minds all day every day.
g) poetry brings about coordination in the community, regardless of cultural beliefs, and normally reserves cultural norms.
So, do you know the secret in poetry so far? This is your chance, get off your ass, get going until you win.
Poetry is one of the arts that considers grammar so much. Are you poised to get into this poetry art. If you are ready, anticipate this to be your tool. Before we move an inch let’s look a bit closely at what makes poetry to be as it is.
WHAT WEAVES THE POEM?
Now let us be serious and know the language. However, this edition will only tackle important parts. If you want to be a good writer know the following
Take note on these writing materials as we start this race
What is a noun? Have you ever heard of some one talking about a noun? This is defined as a word that refers to a person, a place, or a thing. In other words it is a naming word.
e.g. (a) Paul is really my best friend
(b) Accommodation is hard to find in towns and cities
(c) Before you take your meal have a soup to activate your appetite
It is a word that describes a noun or pronoun. Its task is to qualify or modify a noun or a noun equivalent.
e.g. 1) Bruised mocked and finished the day was
2) In the grimace of pain I saw the land
3) I stumbled over the broken cup
A verb is a doing word in the sentence. It expresses the Idea, of action, happening or being.
e.g. 1. The African stars aside sparkle
2. I run away from heavy rains
3. Mary seems to have known the whole issue that we discussed yesterday.
These are words or a group of words that changes the meaning of an adjective, a verb or another adverb. Its main duty is to add information to those three words
e.g. a) The car climbed the hill slowly while I was descending from the top
b) Music is quite clearly played and soothes our minds
c) It is so hot today that I fail to stand in the sun
These are words that follow a noun or a noun equivalent
e.g. a) If ever I was out of this storm
b) You can glance at brushing people
c) I was amid the nails seeing people a head of me
A pronoun is a word that stands in place of a noun or noun equivalent
e.g. a) They climbed mount Mulanje yesterday
b) He was the tallest in class
This expresses fear, or out cry or a suden joy.
e.g. a) Ooops! I have forgotten my pen in class
b) She came out of the car,”wow! It is nice to see you again after a long time”, she said
c) Oh my God! I cried at my spelled milk as the door banged at my left arm
This is the use of marks such as commas colons, periods, etc in writing so that the work has a sense of clearance. So, in this part you need to be conversant with marks. For instance colon, semi colon, full stops, etc when it comes to writing. Your poem should have such elements for simplicity of your work.
e.g Colon: this seperates two sentences or clauses, when you want to give examples and other uses. For example
a) I like fruits: mangoes, oranges, guavas and wild Matwatwa.
b) Make sure that rhythm rules you in this art: it hits the best part of peoples’ hearts. So, put forward these marks because they are very crucial to your work. The art in you is the best in these marks, take a grammar book for more information about these marks.
Having learnt a little elements of grammar, now you will be able to weave the poem. Needless to say that poetry requires grammar, besides other additives. With these few notes you will be reminded all the times about a good quality poem in life, though some times we negret such rules to fulfill our desires, as poets.