17 Poetry Prompts for experimental poetry

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  1. Write a poem using only words that begin with the same letter.
  2. Write a poem using only words that contain the same vowel sound.
  3. Write a poem using only palindromes (words that are the same forwards and backwards).
  4. Write a poem that incorporates a list of unrelated objects.
  5. Write a poem using only words that are at least 10 letters long.
  6. Write a poem using only one-syllable words.
  7. Write a poem using only words that have been invented or coined by you.
  8. Write a poem using only words that are anagrams of other words.
  9. Write a poem using only words that are homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently).
  10. Write a poem using only words that are commonly mispronounced.
  11. Write a poem that incorporates a list of words that are commonly misspelled.
  12. Write a poem using only words that are commonly confused with other words.
  13. Write a poem using only words that are rarely used in English.
  14. Write a poem using only words that are commonly used in a specific industry or field.
  15. Write a poem using only words that are commonly used in a specific region or dialect.
  16. Write a poem using only words that are commonly used in a specific language other than English.
  17. Write a poem using only words that are commonly used in a specific time period.
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