Dear <First Name of Poet>:

I am <adjective showing emotion> <by, about, with> your poem, “<Exact Title>,” because… <add 2 or 3 sentences>

One part of your poem that stands out for me is where <Describe a small part or aspect of the work.> I think this is <adjective> because… <add 1 or 2 sentences>

Another part that I <past tense verb> is where <Describe something else from the artwork.> This stood out for me because…

Your poem reminds me of something that I wrote once. One time… <Add 3 or 4 sentences telling your own story.>

Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next, because… <add 2 or 3 sentences explaining what will bring you back to see more about this person’s poetry.>

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