Note any changes in the form of the poem that might signal a shift in point of view.
Study the structure of the poem, including its rhyme and rhythm (if any).
In this lesson you will learn how a poem's organization influences its meaning by
asking how the stanzas in a poem fit together.
Form falls into general categories which overlay the terms of structure. Poems are
said to be lyric, narrative or dramatic. Thus a poem can be described as a lyric ...
The poem consists of nine stanzas that vary between two lines and five lines in
length. There is no pattern to the stanzas, perhaps to reflect the idea that there is
One of the keys to analyzing this "how" is understanding a poem's structure. Like
little machines, poems are built in different ways to accomplish different goals.
When you structure your poem, the sound should make people pause slightly at
the end of each line. Remember that as you shorten or lengthen the lines, ...
Form, in poetry, can be understood as the physical structure of the poem: the
length of the lines, their rhythms, their system of rhymes and repetition. In this
Look closely at the form of any poem or play. Authors put a lot of thought into the
structure of their work. This lesson discusses how that...
Poetic Structures A turn is a shift in the rhetorical and/or dramatic progression of a
poem. The pattern of a poem's turning is its structure. The following are some ...
Feb 19, 2012 ... Last month I had the honor of introducing two separate groups of writers to
principles of poetic structure as put forth in Michael Theune's ...