Poetry topic idea: frustration

Today’s poetry topic idea is frustration.  A poet could use frustration in poetry in different ways.

  • A poet could write about situations that are frustrating. For example, a poet could write about doing a task that should be simple, but turns out to be difficult.
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  • A poet could wait until they are experiencing frustration. They could write about the actual experience.
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  • A poet could write from the perspective of the person or thing causing frustration. They could examine how and why the frustration is being caused.  They might choose to examine the idea of intentional frustration.  They could write about a person intentionally frustrating another person for different reasons.
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  • A poet could write about resisting the feeling of frustration. They could write about how a person changes their perspective or situation and calms down.
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  • A poet could write about persistence or giving up in the face of frustration. They could write about a person in a frustrating situation and how that person refuses to give up.  They could write about this as either determination or stubbornness.  Alternatively, they could write about a person giving up in the face of frustration.  They could view this as either wise (the person knew when to move on) or as a lack of resolve.
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