Six Basic Elements of a Poem: From the International Society of Poets

The Six Basic Elements of a poem include:

  • Images
  • Discourse
  • Rhythm-fixed meter, free rhythm, line breaks (enjambment & end stop)
  • Figures of Speech- similes and metaphors
  • Word Music- direct rhyme, indirect rhyme, word music within the lines
  • Formal structures

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Root: F-J Dictionary of Links to African-American Writers

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Root:

http://www.theroot.com

The Root: P-T Dictionary of Links to African-American Writers

The Root by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.:

http://www.theroot.com

African-American Poetry: A-E Dictionary of Links to African-American Writers:■The Black & African Art Museum of TWOAA®: The Writings of African-Americans®

African-American Poetry:

http://www.blackexpressions.com

African-American Literature: A-E Dictionary of Links to African-American Writers

African-American Literature:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American_Literature

Alex Haley: A-E Dictionary of Links to African-American Writers

Alex Haley:

http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/H/htms/haleyalex/haleyalex/.htm-19k

African-American Writers: A-E Dictionary of Links to African-American Writers

African-American Writers:

http://www.afropoets.net/-14k