poetry that conforms to an established pattern. e.g., sonnet, limerick, haiku, tritina, sestina, rondel, etc. (Life Story)
poetry that doesn't have a set rhythm, line length, or rhyme scheme; it relies, instead, on the natural rhythms of speech, most often shown by the use of line-breaks. Also known as open form. (kidnap poem)
a point in a poem when its meaning moves in a new and/or significant direction, or its theme emerges.
ex. It won't buin. It's fwame wesistent.
So maybe dat's youwr pwoblem too, who knows.
Maybe dat's da whole pwoblem wif evwytin.
Nobody can buin der suits, dey all fwame wesistent.
the identity of the voice that speaks the words of a poem, not necessarily the same person as the poet.
ex. dat I am SPIDERMAN.
within a poem, a reference, usually brief, to a historic or literary work, event, person, or place beyond the world of the poem.
ex. ...to the Lake Street McDonald's.
a term loosely used for any group of lines set apart in a poem.
a group of words in a row; the unit of a poem
the most important point in a line of poetry: the breath or pause at the end of each row of words. Used along with or instead of punctuation marks, a line break is a deliberate choice by the poet and its use can affect a poem's sound, meaning, and appearance
when the sense and grammar of a line continue from one line to the next; also called run-on or wraparound lines.
ex. Once I knew a man who gave his wife→
two skunks for a valentine.
a slight but definite pause within a line of a poem, which is created by the natural rhythm of language in along line, or by a punctuation mark, e.g., a period in the middle of a line.
ex. So I'll tell you a secret instead:
poems hide. ↔ In the bottoms of our shoes,
they are sleeping.