Do you live in a world of darkness?

Always finding yourself standing in the middle of a crowded room screaming, but no one hears you? Does your pain seem endless? Gothic poetry will work for you... Steps 1. Start with a topic. This expansive genre encompasses a huge range of topics. A Gothic poem can be about anything. It's just a dark twist. Stereotypically, gothic poetry is usually about only pain, death and tragic love. This isn't always true. So don't let yourself be fooled by stereotypes. 2. Think of a title. The title is one of the most important parts of gothic poetry. It helps the reader gather the emotion of the poem before they read it, and to understand the poem while reading it. A good title will catch the person's eye. Just make sure you can keep their attention afterwards. It's a good idea to keep the title short, either words or syllables. 3. With the hard part out of the way, outline the poem. Anything goes in this step, as you'll soon revise it. A short example: "my twisted soul can no longer fly/darkness rips at my blinding eyes" 4. Capitalization isn't a big part of gothic poetry. Some poems actually come across stronger when words aren't capitalized except for the names of people, gods and goddesses. 5. Punctuation is important. Another stereotype is that punctuation is absent from gothic poetry. But that's not true. Any poem, no matter the genre, would do well with punctuation. 6. Because gothic poetry is dark and mysterious, it means there can't be a hint of hope and happiness and the like. Be afraid to make references to such. Work with this fear. This is another stereotype that many tend to believe. Because you write gothic poetry means you don't have some kind of happy moments, or else you barely feel them. In the most of cases gothic poets see happiness as a forever lost thing from their past or as a lifetime unachieved ideal. 7. Most people like rhyme. If you wish to rhyme then great! Don't TRY to make your poem rhyme though. The rhyming should always come by itself. Trying to rhyme is forcing it to rhyme, and the poem won't flow and it'll be... well not a good poem. If you want it to rhyme but have to force rhymes, then do so, but revise revise revise! 8. Modern gothic poetry tends to be free verse. Do what you wish with the design of the poem. But make sure it's comfortable to you and you can work with it. 9. Don't take yourself seriously, no matter how serious you want to be. If you write poetry that includes anything similar to "incarnadine," "blood," "torture," or any "gothic" words, you will be laughed at. Gothic is a style of architecture and a Germanic race of people who conquered most of the Roman Empire.

if you want something stronger. then refer to the thesaurus. ebony.Tips             Gothic poetry is not always dark. especially Latin. it's self-preservation. if they despise the "darkness" of your poetry. or other ancient Greek/Roman tragic stories are good for Epic Poetry. butchery. Tantalus (doomed to forever sit in pool of water with grapes hanging overhead but not be able to touch them). Warnings    Do not give in to stereotypes! If your parents aren't comfortable with the Gothic subculture or any of it's counterparts. Numbers are stronger if written out. The Dictionary and Thesaurus are your best friends. Your soul. cutthroat. protect it! Parents are notrious for throwing away "trash. deliberate. sable. dark. homicidal. or pitchdark. make it scarce. They are used alot as descriptions of society in gothic literature Try not to let your parents find any of your poems. and slaughterous. torment. Orpheus (a poet who tried to rescue his wife from Hades). Blood and Black aren't strong words because of their overuse in today's society. Use intricate and dark words like: morbid. Try flipping through a dictionary and looking at random words. and delapidated. meloncholy. eEurydice (the wife of Orpheus). Adding darkly. Also." Chances are. no matter what they say! Reference Persephone (who was kidnapped by Hades and forced to live the winter of every year in the underworld). that's what they think of your poetry. Your future. They're your keepsake. brick. you'll most likely find some you like. futile. the Cimmerii (people who lived in eternal darkness). sanguineous. carry it with . russet. for red crismon. or slaughter. phantasmagoric. Other synonyms. bloody. onyx. bloodshot. and twisted synonyms such as these for black: ebon. blood letting. Never throw out any of your poems. For blood you could use words such as vitae and gore. carmine. you may use: Massacre-. sanguinary. macabre. if you are writing something about death. Similar to this is bloody-minded: murderous. carnage. decrepit. cherry. literate.blood bath. bloodshed.If you don't know some of the words above. cardinal. disturbed.blush. bloodthirsty. Suggestion: At school. make sure you know what it means and that you'll remember it.look them up. It isn't cowardly. pogrom (always a jerker). and scarlet. Do not flash it in their presence. If you choose to add something from a foreign language. eternal.

If way. Like in a phone book in your room. Poems How to Manual That You Can Edit by a lot of people. Don't take criticism personally unless it goes against your beliefs. What do you consider "dark?" Things such as death. How to Write Dark from wikiHow . Try hiding them in places like under your mattress or other places nobody would ever think to look. Add in anything else not listed here. All content on wikiHow can be shared under a Creative Commons license. Think of dark things. and the supernatural are good things to start off with. keep it somewhere inconspicuous. All other times. May be called an emo. you will get a lot of people interested. Has anything sad or spooky ever happened to you? If so. then write about it. Related wikiHows            How How How How How How How How How How How to to to to to to to to to to to Write a Love Poem Publish a Poem Become Inspired to Write Poetry Start a Trench Coat Club Be a Poet Write a Poem Explicate a Poem Write Dark Poems Dress Goth Be Dark Be Goth at Church Sources and Citations  DarkPoetry Article provided by wikiHow. depression.     you in your bookbag. don't show your poetry to anybody in school. 2. both for reading and writing. negative thoughts. You might get into trouble and/or rejected. . a collaborative writing project to build the world's largest. Unless you want to.The Dark poems are loved you do them the right Steps 1. highest quality how-to manual. Please edit this article and find author credits at the original wikiHow article on How to Write Serious Gothic Poetry. Draw from life experiences. May come across as an "emo" and not gothic. blood.

You can even write a poem about a serial killer. Realize that some people may be uncomfortable. Think more about "mood" than gore. Your poem could be immoral. Try to see life only black and white with black color domination. 6. Try to put to paper your negative emotions or terrible worries about something. but it should engage the audience. a massacre. like a flower.3. 7. but then add in a very dark twist to shock your audience. Tips    When it's raining. Warnings     Don't be cliche. listen to music to get you in a "dark" mood. look at the paintings.research horror writers. Think of a tragic event that has happened in history. read depressing stories. Do whatever you feel is necessary to make your poems amazing! 4. Go to paranormal websites. Don't overdo it. For example. Do your research. 5. Read some poetry or prose. be sure to take a look out the window instead of cozily shutting yourself away from the gloominess. . Your poem doesn't have to be overly graphic. Clouds covering the entire sky and showers of rain can often provide dark thoughts. You can make your poem about something beautiful and happy.

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