* Rhythm can be described as the beat of the poem.
* Figurative language is often found in poetry. The following types of figurative language are often seen in poems.
‘ Simile – Compares two things using “like” or “as.” ^ The girl is like a tornado on the basketball court. ‘ Metaphor – Comparing two things by saying one thing actually is another thing. ^ The girl is a tornado on the basketball court. ‘ Personification – Giving human characteristics to a non-living thing. ^ The autumn leaves danced across the street.
* You can tell you are reading a poem based on the way it looks. A book of poems looks different from a regular novel.* Poems are written in stanzas. Stanzas are groups of lines within a poem that are similar in rhyme, rhythm, or style. Often, there is a break between stanzas.
* The mood of a poem is the feeling that it has. A poem can be sad, gloomy, humorous, happy, etc.