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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.

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