-Often a symbol used in the poem will be used to create such an effect.
-This is what the poem is all about.-The theme of the poem is the central idea that the poet wants toconvey.- It can be a story, or a thought, or a description of something orsomeone – anything which is what the poem is all about.
The way the poem is written. Free-style, ballad, haiku, etc.- Includes length of meters, number of stanzas along with rhymetechniques and rhythm.
This is the basic structural make-up of the poem. A poem is made upof blocks of lines, which convey a single strand of thought. Withinthose blocks, a structure of syllables which follow the rhythm has to beincluded. This is the meter or the metrical form of poetry.
KINDS OF POETRY
-An ABC poem has a series of lines that create a mood, picture, or feeling.Lines are made up of words and phrases. The first word of line 1 begins withan A, the first word of line 2 begins with a B etc.
Cinquain Poetry Type has five lines. Line 1 has one word (the title). Line 2has two words that describe the title. Line 3 has three words that tell theaction. Line 4 has four words that express the feeling, and line 5 has oneword which recalls the title.
Poetry that certain letters, usually the first in each line form a word ormessage when read in a sequence.
Tanka is a Japanese poetry type of five lines, the first and third composed of five syllables and the rest of seven. Tanka is the oldest type of poetry in Japan.
In this kind of poetry, the topographical arrangement of words supports themeaning conveyed by the poem. The poems form a picture of the topic onwhich they are centered.
A short sometimes vulgar, humorous poem consisting of five anapestic lines.Lines 1, 2, and 5 have seven to ten syllables, rhyme and have the sameverbal rhythm. The 3rd and 4th lines have five to seven syllables, rhyme andhave the same rhythm.