How to impress someone with poetry, according to science: Focus on imagery and make it emotional
If you fancy yourself as a budding wordsmith but need some inspiration for your next piece of work, help is at hand.
Those who want to woo someone should focus on writing emotional poems with vivid mental imagery that are also positive in tone, according to psychologists.
Scientists found the best haiku included the line 'Blossoms leap from tree to tree' while the worst included the line 'A drunken girl vomiting'.
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BEST AND WORST Best haiku:
Like a spreading fire
Blossoms leap from tree to tree
In a blazing spring
And now this thing too
A drunken girl... read more
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