Key Elements of Poetry

Topic: LiteratureRomantic Literature
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Last updated: December 11, 2019
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.The way a poem looks on a page.

Imagery
Words or phrases that appeal to the 5 senses.

Figurative Language
Words or phrases that present ordinary things in new and unusual ways.

Lines
Poems are made up of lines

Line Length
A line may be a few words long or it may be an entire sentence

Stanzas
A grouping of two or more lines within a poem.

Free Verse
Without regular patterns of rhyme or rhythm.

Sound
Help express meaning and emotion.

Rhyme
Repetition of similar sounds at the end of words.

Rhythm
The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a word.

Repetition
The use of a sound,word, or phrase more than once.

Alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.

Tone
Writer’s attitude toward his or her subject.

Word Choice
Process by which writers carefully select words to give precision and impact to their writing.

Speaker
Voice of the poem, the person who seems to be saying the words. Not necessarily the poet, could be a character in the poem.

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