poetic technique is called personification. The word “person”
should be a clue to what this is. In personification, an
animal or object has human qualities. Many poems give things
the characteristics of people. Example: The trees waved at us from
the road." Can you think of more examples? How would you
personify the bunny below?
Shape or form is
also important in a poem. It helps the reader understand or react to the
traditional poem may give four lines and a break, four lines and a
break, etc. Each four lines may talk about something slightly
different. That four-line pattern is the poem's shape or form.
can actually use “shape” as the most noticeable part of the poem
itself. Look at the following poem. It is about a tree, but it
also looks like a tree.