11 Elements of Poetry

Topic: ArtFrida Kahlo
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Last updated: December 17, 2019
Rhythm
The music by the statements of the poem, which includes the syllables in the lines

Meter
basic structural make-up of the poem, every line in the poem must adhere to the structure

Stanza
smaller unit or group of lines or a paragraph in a poem, has a specific meter, rhyme scheme etc.

Rhyme
the last words or sounds of the lines match with each other in some form

Rhyme Scheme
one of the basic elements of poetry, defined as the pattern of rhyme, either the last words of the first and second lines rhyme with each other, or the first and the third, and so on

Alliteration
when several words in the sentence may begin with the same alphabet or syllable sound

Simile
method of comparison using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’

Metaphor
a method of comparison where the words ‘like’ and ‘as’ are not used

Theme
what the poem is all about, the central idea that the poet wants to convey

Symbolism
conveying ideas and thoughts using symbols, often used in the poem to create an effect

Imagery
used by the poet for readers to create an image in their imagination

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