the lines of the poem are arranged in the shape of the subject of the poem. Example: "Moon" by Myra Cohn Livingston
poetry that doesn't follow a particular rhyming or rhythm pattern. Example: "The Launching" by Raymond Souster
A poem written to tell a particular story.
Example: "Mr. Tanner" by Harry Chapin and "What Do I Remember of the Evacuation" by Joy Kogawa
A short poem expressing a personal feeling, emotion, or attitude about a particular topic.
Examples: "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost and "Long Way Home" by Pat Jasper
Allow the reader to identify closely and directly with the voice of the poem, to experience it intensely, and convey the poet's central message or theme. These words emphasize the five senses - the physical details. The images created often rely on one or more of the literary devices of simile, metaphor, alliteration, etc.