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Poetry Analysis and 5 Characteristics

Grade 7
Aug 30, 2022

Writing Poetry Analysis  

What is poetry analysis?  

Poetry: A type of writing that utilizes language to express imaginative and emotional qualities instead of or in addition to meaning.​ 

Poetry entertains the ears and the eyes. 

Poetry may be written as individual poems or included in other written forms as in dramatic poetry, hymns or song lyrics. 

There are five characteristics of poetry :  

  • Figures of Speech 
  • Descriptive Imagery. Imagery is something concrete, like a sight, smell or taste 
  • Punctuation and Format  
  • Sound and Tone 
  • Choice of Meter 


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