What Are the Elements of a Poem?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 10:23:00 PM ET
elements-poem
Jamie Grill/Getty Images

Poetry is characterized by elements such as tone, speaker, setting, form, symbolism and sound. Even though different forms of poetry, such as free-verse and sonnet forms, can be wildly different in concept, the genre is united by similar elements that have similar goals regardless of format.

Advertisement