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 clichés. 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.