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Try writing in a non-specific gender.

Peter suggests that you can even apply this idea with love songs. Like putting a poem in the third person and naming your characters, this technique can double the size of your audience. Obviously, this type of poem would be in the first or second person. When doing this, describing body parts specific to one gender or the other is probably out.

If you are of the politically correct persuasion, this technique will also help eliminate any blatant sexism in your poem.

Tip Origin: Peter Berryman

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