How do you introduce yourself before a poem?

How do you introduce yourself before a poem?

If the poem is by someone else, a very short description of the author is good. If there’s any reference in the poem that has to be explained for the poem to be understood, say so and explain it as clearly and briefly as you can. Try to keep the introduction under a minute and more like 30 seconds.

Can you have a question in a poem?

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 is punctuation in poetry called?

There are six basic forms of punctuation used in a poem: period, semicolon, comma, question mark, exclamation point and dash. An end-stopped line calls for a definite pause in the recitation of the poem, a place to take a full breath before continuing to the next line.

What’s a caesura?

In modern poetry, the definition of “caesura” is the natural end to a poetic phrase, especially when the phrase ends in the middle of a line of poetry. There are two types of caesura: A masculine caesura follows a stressed or accented syllable while a feminine caesura follows an unstressed syllable.