Nouns and verbs (and sometimes adjectives) are a measure of density in a poem.
The scoring system:
tangible nouns = 5 points
active verbs = 3 points
enhancing adjectives = 1
all other words = 0
/ divided by the total number of words
2.0 being the goal.
Nouns and verbs (and sometimes adjectives) are a peg on which to turn, like the embankment on a race track. A sunday drive versus wild ride.
If you fail to think
about the turns they must make
and give them a hand
you may send your reader
a steep cliff
Use Nouns and verbs (and sometimes adjectives) to make a conscious choice about what you are choosing to do to your reader.
Finally, nouns and verbs (and sometimes adjectives) are the foundation on which you end your poem?
Noun – solid, like a rock
Verb – the ear of the reading chiming
Adjective – leaves you breathless
Think about the words you are using and what role they play, cut out the filler, consider your turns (roller coaster versus sunday drive) and know how you want to end the poem, what is the foundation.
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