Poetry peer review

As a reminder, successful portfolios include five rough drafts, three of which have been revised into final drafts. One of the final drafts should be a formal poem.

  • Which parts of poem seems redundant or verbose? Which line or stanza breaks are likely to help readers through the poem? Why?
  • Where might efforts to rhyme lead to confusion? Where might images replace efforts to rhyme?
  • Quote good examples of images in the poem.
  • Quote obvious clichĂ©s. Quote interesting figurative language.
  • Which parts of the poem need punctuation to communicate clearly?
  • What other comments or suggestions do you have?

Develop your responses. Support assertions you make about the poems you read by quoting them.