Poets create poetry - a type of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language to evoke meaning and feeling in their reader or listener. It's closely related to music, with many poets also writing songs.
Poets have existed for tens of thousands of years, with the first professional poets probably emerging in Ancient Rome.
Today there are many different styles of poetry, and there are poets working with just about every language spoken or written around the world.
- Artistic Sense and Good Taste
- Communicating Ideas
- Writing for Impact
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Good style grows out of good taste—an appreciation of the way aesthetic principles determine beauty. Think of your taste as an ability to recognize what’s beautiful, and your style as the way you apply your taste.
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Roy Peter Clark has written or edited nearly 20 books about the craft of writing, including Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer, The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Greats Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing, and most recently, Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser.
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