Poetry Prompt: Again and Again

Poetry Prompt: Again and Again

Today’s poetry prompt involves repeating a key moment in your poem again and again. Repeating words or phrases in your poem emphasizes those words, adds to the poem’s meaning, and gives the poem its own rhythm. So let’s dive right in!

In today’s poem, you’ll be repeating the first words of each line of your poem. To make sure your repetition packs a punch, write at least five to eight lines, with each line beginning in the exact same way.

For example, your poem could begin with the words “I hope….” Then, repeat those same words at the beginning of each of your next lines.

Here are a few other ideas for opening phrases:

  • Remember… or Do you remember…
  • In the beginning…
  • I wanted to tell you…
  • Did you know…
  • You are…

The possibilities are endless! Keep coming up with your own phrases to repeat and go write that poem!

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