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Sometimes a piece of writing needs more than prosaic language—you want it to take on a more poetic form. William Shakespeare was a master of poetic writing, crafting some of the most beautiful sentences in literature using iambic pentameter with a blank verse structure to write plays like Macbeth and Hamlet. F. Scott Fitzgerald also employed the use of poetic devices like oxymorons and personification while penning The Great Gatsby. Once you know how to take advantage of poetic expression, you can use a variety of methods to enhance your prose.