How to call a verse?

Oksana Vasilyeva
Oksana Vasilyeva
March 24, 2015
How to call a verse?

We already wrote about the basics of poetic creativity in the article How to Write a Verse. And what is the name of a poem already written? For some poets the name of their creations does not really matter. Others certainly want to title it, therefore, they ponder how to name the verse, so that it is original and at the same time reflects the meaning of what was written.

Let's think together what to make a start by inventing the name for the poem.

  • Devotional poems can be called in one word, denoting your attitude towards the person to whom the poem is dedicated. Short and clear: “Mom”, “Favorite”, “Bride”, “My beloved”, “Friend” “Bridesmaid”, “Stranger” and so on. You can call the poem in the name of his main character. And if you do not want to disclose the name, take an example from the classics and give the name by the initials of the name: “A. P *** "(Alexander Pushkin).
  • The name of philosophical poems usually reflect the state of the author at the time of writing the verse or the general mood of the creation itself: “Reflections”, “About the main thing”, “Anxious”, “About love”, “Happiness”.
  • Landscape lyrics require a special approach to the name. Here the main thing is to choose an interesting and resonant epithet. For example, not just “Morning”, but “Foggy Morning” or “Affectionate Morning”, “Sunny Morning”.
  • Patriotic poems often have short capacious names: “Hero”, “Motherland”, “My city”, “My country”.
  • Difficult to give the name of the poem, name it simply the first lines of the first quatrain. By the way, anonymous classic poems are known in this version.
  • If nothing comes to mind at all, then headline your creation as “Untitled” or “Nameless”.

And most importantly - give up the pathos. Remember that brevity is the sister of talent.