Poetic Structure The length of the lines in a poem can help develop the poem’s rhythm and support its meaning. Some poets use unusual punctuation, unusual word breaks, and unusual spacing for effect.
Impact of Structure on a Poem Six Minutes Twenty Six Seconds What effect do the short lines have on the tone and mood of the poem?
Impact of Structure on a Poem Speed Why does the author include in all CAPS the MPH at the end of each stanza? What effect does this have on the poem?
Afternoon Beach What do you notice about the structure of the poem? How does the structure affect mood?
Impact of Structure on a Poem Analysis of Baseball page 584 How do these arrangements of the words and phrases in unusual ways contribute to the meaning of the poem?
Impact of Structure on a Poem Analysis of Baseball by May Swensen What are the five things that baseball is about according to “Analysis of Baseball”?
Impact of Structure on a Poem Alone in the Nets by Arnold Adoff page 588 Reread lines 1-4. Why did the author choose to place the first two words on their own lines?
Impact of Structure on a Poem Alone in the Nets by Arnold Adoff Reread lines 28-35. How do the arrangement of the words and letters help convey the meaning in these lines?