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How to Write a Love Poem




RWC Tutor Luis Barba gives tips on how to write a poem for someone you love this Valentine's Day.


Valentine’s Day celebrates love, friendship, and admiration for others. It is expected to give pretty flowers, chocolates, and other precious gifts, but you can give something much more memorable; You can write a love poem! You do not have to be a great writer or anything! The point is to let your loved ones know what they mean to you through your words. I will be giving some steps to create your very own love poem.


Step #1

Overall, the main goal is to demonstrate your admiration through your words! You should be genuine and sincere within your love poem and allow yourself to be vulnerable. Try making your own love poem and making someone’s Valentine’s Day much more memorable!


Step #2

The final step is to edit and revise your poem. Check for any mistakes you can fix and anything that might be missing. Add anything you think is needed and remove anything you feel is unnecessary. Once you finalize these changes, you have created your love poem!


Step #3

The first thing you want to do when writing a love poem is choose who and what you want to write about. Once you choose a person, you want to decide what aspects you want to focus on. This can be anything, such as their smile, their eyes, their presence, or anything that you admire about them.


Step #4

The next thing you want to do is decide what type of style you would like the poem to be. There are many types of styles, such as free verses, odes, sonnets, etc. Try out these different styles and see which one you think works best for you.

Once you have chosen who, what, and the style, you can begin writing your love poem. You will want to decide what kind of approach you would like to make for the content of the poem. You can be vivid, sincere, playful, etc. It depends on what kind of emotion you are trying to convey!


Step #5

Try writing about things that are memorable and meaningful to you. You can maybe write about shared memories with the person you are writing about, maybe you can write about something symbolic, or you can even just write about what this person means to you.


Overall, the main goal is to demonstrate your admiration through your words! You should be genuine and sincere within your love poem and allow yourself to be vulnerable. Try making your own love poem and making someone’s Valentine’s Day much more memorable!

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