Structure of Poems
A single line of poetry.
Verse(s) which repeat(s) throughout a song or poem at given intervals.
A pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in lines of poetry.
Poetry composed of either rhymed or unrhymed lines that have no set meter
A repeated end sound best, west, jest, crest,
cat, fat, sat, rat, bat
Words that rhyme that are not at the end of the line
I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers.
Words that rhyme that are at the end of the line
My weekend was like any other, I went to a movie with Mother
Pattern of rhymes in a poem. Rhyme scheme is usually referred to by letters representing the rhyming words.
I saw a fairy in the wood, (a)
He was dressed all in green, (b)
He drew his sword while I just stood,(a)
And realized I'd been seen.(b)
The poem above has an abab rhyme scheme; ''wood '' and ''stood'' are represented by ''a''
''green and ''seen'' are represented by ''b''
A section of lines that form a division in a poem.
A stanza or poem of four lines.
Punctuation of Poems 1
Capitalize the first word of each line.
Punctuation of Poems 2
If a line is too long to fit on one line, indent the overflow and do not capitalize it.
Punctuation of Poems 3
Punctuate a poem the way you want the reader to read it.