Here are some things to consider:
- -Avoid overusing direct address (i.e. the person’s name).
- -Consider including a refrain (one or two lines included at the end of each stanza).
- -Use metaphors, images, and experiences to show us what you mean, rather than tell us directly.
As an example of metaphor in poetry, check out Emily Dickinson’s “ “Hope” is the thing with feathers.”