Author Conveys Thoughts, Feelings Through ‘My Very Own Words’

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Derrinique Elliott expresses herself in special situations through poetry, shares collection in book

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Derrinique Elliott debuts in the literary field with “My Very Own Words” (published by Trafford Publishing). The book contains 15 original poems in 15 types of poetry. According to Elliott, the book was a high school project for her English class in the 12th grade. Many of the poems were inspired by life experiences or how she was feeling at a particular moment, while others are made up based on what she thought that type of poem is usually about.

“My Very Own Words” is a look at poetry at its simplest. It gives one example of 15 types of poems including a ballad, limerick, epic and ode to name a few, along with the literary elements such as imagery, metaphor, personification and many more are used in each poem. The poems span multiple topics including feelings, music and life, while showing that anyone can write a poem about anything.

“The poems reflect feelings that people can relate to. Students and budding writers can use the book as a way to practice recognizing certain literary elements in writing and types of poetry. The topics that the poems cover are broad and I think readers can find some part of themselves in them,” Elliott expresses.

With this appealing collection, Elliott wants readers to see that poetry can be for everybody. She also wants them to feel the emotions woven into each poem and use them as examples to express themselves.

“My Very Own Words”
By Derrinique Elliott
Softcover | 8.5x8.5in | 44 pages | ISBN 9781490782973
E-Book | 44 pages | ISBN 9781490782966
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Born and bred in The Bahamas, Derrinique Elliott lives in Eleuthera. A dilettante with an eclectic range of interests - including learning new words – when she is not happy fulfilling her duties at her office job, she is either volunteering, reading or looking into some new something from somewhere. She can be contacted at derrinique.elliott(at)

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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