Five Characteristics Of Poetry
* Not all poems are rhyming. Poetry that does not rhyme is called “free verse poetry.”
*Rhythm can be created by using the same number of words or syllables in each line of a poem.
* Rhythm can be described as the beat of the poem.
‘ Simile – Compares two things using “like” or “as.”
^ The girl is like a tornado on the basketball court.
‘ Metaphor – Comparing two things by saying one thing actually is another thing.
^ The girl is a tornado on the basketball court.
‘ Personification – Giving human characteristics to a non-living thing.
^ The autumn leaves danced across the street.
* Poems are written in stanzas. Stanzas are groups of lines within a poem that are similar in rhyme, rhythm, or style. Often, there is a break between stanzas.