Teen Poetry

There is no strict definition of teen poetry, but the structural elements might include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets combine the use of language and a specific structure to create an imaginative and expressive poem such as shown in the following example. The structure used is chosen by the poet when considering the visual affect of a finished poem.

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                                    Daddy Fell into the Pond
                                           by Alfred Noyes


Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.
We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
And then there seemed to be nothing beyond,
Then Daddy fell into the pond!

And everyone's face grew merry and bright,
And Timothy danced for sheer delight.
"Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!
He's crawling out of the duckweed!" Click!

Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,
And doubled up, shaking silently,
And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft,
And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.
Oh, there wasn't a thing that didn't respond
Daddy Fell into the pond!



The End

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