Poets use language that appeals to the senses in order to evoke emotional reactions through sensory experience.
Poets select language and use precise word choice to convey meaning and emotions. Ideas are delivered through clarity and connotations. Poets always want to select just the right word.
"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter — it's the difference between a lightning bug and the lightning." –Mark Twain
Poets use sound devices to create a rhythm of words and language. Emotional responses and mood are evoked through the music of poetry.
~ Iambic pentameter
~ Rhyme scheme
~ End rhyme
~ Internal rhyme
~ Slant rhyme
Poets create or follow a structure of words on the page. Form can give a framework that challenges writers and inspires creative solutions.
~ Free verse