So you want to know how to write slam poetry.
Widening of your pupils, dampness of your palms, heart rapidly pounding the inner wall of your rib cage...
These are just some of the physical effects your body echoes while, and shortly after, listening to powerful slam poetry.
Just like music, poetry taps deep into the reserve of human emotion. It is no surprise that in many cultures, the words song and poem are still used interchangeably.
The difference between a slam poem and a song is that the strength of slam literally and symbolically moves people without any music involved.
Through the power of spoken word alone, the slam artist is able to bridge the gap between the performer and audience, transcend societal and cultural divides, and change perspectives.
If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to write a good slam poem, the simple answer is passion.
The most powerful slam poems do have some other important elements. So, what is slam poetry all about?
In our society, there is a tendency to think that poetic expression is solely a personal experience; a talent somewhat isolated from the majority of other people.
You write by yourself, you write about your feelings and your experiences of the world, and, for some reason, that creates an elitist poetic bubble around the title of ‘poet’.
The truth is that poets exist in every community. Whether people or their society identify them as poets or not, is a different story.
Simply put: poetry is a form of communication that is accessible to everyone. It’s a way to express your inner, emotional landscape through words. And those words are aimed at the hearts of others in our global community.
You see, poetry is ultimately a shared experience. And two voice poetry proves exactly that.
A way to understand what a two-voice poem is, is to think of it as a dialogue. A conversation between two ideas, two entities, human or otherwise,...
Many notable minds, like Noam Chomsky - a multidisciplinary linguist, have recognized that: “language creates reality”. But who creates language and decides how it’s used?
People. The power of creating a reality starts with you.
What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘sweevil’? What creature do you imagine when you read about the ‘Jabberwocky’? Can you picture a cow jumping over the moon?
These words might seem ridiculous and you will ask yourself what is the point of something that makes no sense?
Well, nonsense poetry wants you to take the time to consider the alternate reality created by its nonsensical verses.
There is an undeniable purpose behind the gibberish of this style of poetic expression.
Nonsense challenges the established way of thinking. It bends the accepted use of language until it breaks open the shell of where you’ve been hiding your creative genius.
So, what do you need to know about...
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