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Can a poem have a question in it?
Yep. Caps lock EVERY poem is a question only some have more explicit clues as to the ‘answer’ than others. The best poetry offers up a direct message whilst posing ambiguous questions.
What are good questions to ask about a poem?
Understanding Poetry: 5 Questions to Ask
- What is the imagery in the poem?
- What is the mood of the poem? (Or How does it make me feel?)
- Who is the speaker of the poem?
- What structural or stylistic techniques does the poet use?
- What is the message of the poem?
Do poems have commas after each line?
Punctuation is a very personal thing in poetry and, I daresay, prose. It’s not necessary in between or at the end of every single line, in most cases, and it’s even possible to write a poem without one punctuation point and still keep it effective….
Which rules are correct for punctuating poems?
Poetry punctuation rules do not include putting commas at the end of the title. Capitalization in poetry is the same as in prose or other types of writing. You should use capital letters for the first word in every new line. Plus, use capitalized words in titles except for conjunctions, prepositions, and articles….
Does grammar matter in poetry?
Grammar is incredibly important in poetry. Its absence can tell you as much as its usage. However, it’s important in poetry to know the rules before you can break them. One thing to remember, though—make sure you have a reason for omitting grammar, and you’re not just doing it because you don’t like/understand it….
Can you use quotation marks in a poem?
Quoting Poetry When you quote a single line of poetry, write it like any other short quotation. If the piece of poetry you are quoting crosses multiple lines of the poem itself, you may still type them in your text run together. Show the reader where the poem’s line breaks fall by using slash marks.