Elements of Poetry

To make poetry complete, so many elements come in. They include:


  • Imagery – In imagery, the writer uses figurative language to evoke sensory experience. The writer might also choose descriptive language to connect with the reader’s senses.
  • Mimesis – Mimesis occurs when a writer copies someone’s work as a matter of necessity.
  • Onomatopoeia – This is where the name of sounds is the same as the sound – for instance, the meowing in cats. The use of onomatopoeia creates vivid imagery without verbosity.
  • Enjambment – When poems bear a structured form with patterns and rhythm to show the flow of verses, that is known as Enjambment.
  • Dissonance – Writers might use inharmonious sounds to create tension and bring a little levity. The inharmony and uneven rhymes is known as dissonance.
  • Consonance – When writers repeat consonant sounds throughout a poem, they create consonance.
  • Assonance – This is the repetition of vowel sounds.
  • Alliteration – This involves repeating initial letter sounds to inject focus, rhythm and harmony.

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