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  • Writer's pictureSteven Nickodemski

The Art of Repetition in Poetry: How to Master the Technique for Maximum Impact


Hey everyone! let’s chat about something cool in poetry – repetition. When poets repeat words, phrases, or lines. It gives a poem rhythm and pulse. Think of it as the beat in your


favorite song that makes you want to tap your feet.


Repetition isn’t only about making things catchy, though. It’s a powerful tool to emphasize key points or themes. Imagine a poet repeating the word “freedom” in a poem. Each time it’s said, it’s like underlining, bolding, and italicizing that word all at once. It makes you sit up and pay attention, right?


Also, repetition can create this amazing sense of unity and structure in a poem, like building a bridge between different parts, linking thoughts and ideas together. It helps the poem flow smoothly, making it easier and more enjoyable to read.


And let’s not forget the emotional impact! Repetition can make a poem feel like an anthem or a comforting lullaby. It echoes the emotions, whether it’s joy, sorrow, hope, or anything in-between.


So next time you read a poem and spot some repetition, think about why the poet might have chosen to repeat those words. There’s usually a little magic hidden there. It’s one of the coolest tricks in a poet’s toolkit! Keep enjoying poetry and the wonderful rhythms it brings into our lives. Thanks for listening!




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