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Welcome! I’m participating in the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge where I’ll share 26 posts on the theme “The Poet’s Alphabet: 26 Secrets for Crafting Beautiful Poetry”. In each post, I’ll offer bite-sized tips and tricks for crafting and perfectly editing poetry. Today’s tip is:

Write From Different Perspectives To Add Depth and Complexity

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Have you ever considered exploring different perspectives in your writing? It can be a great way to create work that feels rich and complex. By writing from a different gender, race, or time period, you can gain new insights and challenge your own assumptions and biases. This can help you create work that is more universal and relatable, speaking to a broader audience.

For example, if you’re used to writing from a male perspective, try writing from a female perspective or vice versa. If you always write about contemporary issues, try writing from the perspective of a historical figure or a character in a different time period. This can open up new avenues for your creativity and help you craft more diverse and engaging work.

A good example of this is my poem, “Swatantra – A Poem on Independence,” where I wrote from the perspective of the land to convey the idea of freedom and independence in a more profound way. Writing from a different perspective allowed me to use personification and repetition to create a powerful and memorable piece that challenges the reader’s assumptions and biases about what it means to be independent.

An excerpt from the poem, Swatantra

I can be the barren land-isolated
or a fertile field-decorated
deep inside lies my untouched soul
the essence of being immortal

From dust I become-to end
into the dust, a cycle of pretend
in ‘tween, a soul-free, identity independent
singing the song of freedom, eternally coherent

The shackles of your conditioning
never do they define my being
I stretch, I flow, I change yet forever glow
in the gentle breeze, even in a stormy blow

Read the full poem here:

Hope you found this tip useful.

See you with another tip, tomorrow.

This post is a part of the #BlogchatterA2Z 2023 challenge.

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