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Elements of Poetry
shape of poem, arrangements of words on page
may or may not be sentences
lines arranged in groups
poems without formal structure, rhythm
shape of poem reflects its subject
arrangements of sounds of words in poem
words whose sounds suggest meaning
words that have the same ending sound
"beat" created by pattern of syllables
repetition of rhythmic pattern
using sounds, words, phrases or lines
repetition of consonant sounds
words or phrases that appeal to five senses
presents ordinary things in new, unusual ways
comparisons of things that have something in common, using "like" or "as"
comparison without like or as
giving human qualities to an object, animal, idea
"voice" from whom the words come
feeling the reader has when he or she reads a poem
attitude of the poet found in language of the poem
expression that has different meaning than meaning of individual words