Shape Poetry


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Shape poetry, also known as concrete poetry, is a unique form of poetry where the words are arranged on the page to create a visual representation of the poem's subject or theme. The arrangement of words forms a shape that relates to the content of the poem, adding an extra layer of meaning and creativity to the text. Shape poetry encourages readers to engage with the poem visually, making it an interactive experience.

A shape poem:

  • depicts an object, person, or animal by arranging the words of the poem to form the shape of the subject
  • does not have to rhyme
  • the words of the poem form the shape of the object, person or animal being described
  • can use punctuation such as full stops and capital letters (similar to sentences)

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