Poetry
comes in two types of forms. A poem is organized into stanzas and the stanzas
are made up of lines. There are two types of forms: traditional form and
organic form. The traditional form includes a specific number of lines and
words. It also has a rhythm pattern and it rhymes. On the other hand, the
organic form has no rhymes or a rhythm pattern. Poetry also has its own way of
structure. The way the poet writes the poem may depend on their style of
writing. For example, the poet might not use capitalization on some of the
lines. Also, he or she may write the poem in a structure that might make a
patter or a figure. Sometimes, the poet may use various spaces or it might
depend where he or she might start writing the poem. Another example of
specific writing depending on the poet is that sometimes the poem may include
certain number of word and a certain number of letter per line. Rhyming patters
are sometimes included in poetry. They are usually located at the end of the
line and they most likely include a pattern. When the poem includes a rhythmic
patter, if its read out loud it may emphasize a musical tone to it. Poems are
written in distinctive styles. Some of these styles are sonnet, ode, haiku,
limerick, ballad, epic, free verse, and concrete poetry. An ode is a lyric poem
that addresses a serious theme. A free verse poem is a poem with no specific
pattern or rhythm. To have a successful poem, it requires certain poetic
elements. Each poem has its own character; therefore, it requires prosody,
which is the meter and rhyme of a poem. A poem’s major power is the rhythm,
which is the pattern in every line. A regular pattern or a meter, begins with a
scanning, the making of the meter. A rhyme schemes is a regular patter of
rhyme. Other sound devices that the poet may use are repetition, alliteration,
assonance, or consonance. A repetition is a sound, word, phrase, or line that
is repeated for emphasis and unity. An example is “La La La.”  Next, an
alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
An example is “Peter
Piper Pizza.” Following, an
assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in words that do not end with the
same consonant. An example is, “The waves break.”
Lastly, a consonance is the repetition of consonant sounds within and at the
end of words. An example is “The black light sparkled.”
The use of imagery in a poem is also important. Imagery is important because it
gives the reader a better understanding of the poem since poems are more
difficult to understand. The use of figurative language is used to make
something mean something else. Some forms of figurative language that is used
in a poem is simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole. A simile is a
comparison between two things using the words like or as. A metaphor is also a
comparison between two things but it doesn’t use the words like or as. A
personification is giving human characteristics to objects, animals, or places.
A hyperbole is an exaggeration