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I'm attempting to write poetry. I do however feel my vocabulary is limited, as I am unable to articulate thoughts so I might be able to write them in a concise way, using language which embodies that emotion.

I was wondering what I could do about this?
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Don't worry about it. Poetry isn't about using 'ten-dollar words' the whole time, and some of the best literature/poetry ever written is remarkably simple.

Going forward, the best thing you can is just to read more poetry, and see what other people do with language and imagery. If you're not sure what to read, there are a load of great poetry sites that will e-mail you a poem a day to read (e.g. http://www.poemhunter.com/, which comes highly recommended by my English teacher friend). Otherwise, if you want a personal recommendation, try some Emily Dickinson.

Summary: Read more poetry.
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(Original post by ghostly1010)
I'm attempting to write poetry. I do however feel my vocabulary is limited, as I am unable to articulate thoughts so I might be able to write them in a concise way, using language which embodies that emotion.

I was wondering what I could do about this?
Keep a dictionary in the toilet and learn a new word every day.
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Poetry isn't necessarily concerned with using a broad and sophisticated vocabulary. It is about the sound of the poetry. Thus the key is concentrating on form as opposed to vocabulary.

I hope this helps.

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