Poetry topic idea: a made up word

Today’s poetry idea is “a made up word”.

A made up word can be many things.  Some examples might be:

  • a hidden insult
  • a modified negative exclamation
  • a code word
  • a word for something new
  • multiple words put together
  • something a child might say
  • a name for something imaginary

Each of these ideas, as well as others, could be used in poetry.  A poet could make up a word, think about its underlying meaning, and use the word in a poem.