Change by Charlotte Zolotow: Formal elements in the poem

Change by Charlotte Zolotow

Formal elements in the poem Change by Charlotte Zolotow

Identify the formal elements found in the poem ‘Change‘ by Charlotte Zolotow.

The poem contains some formal elements. Those elements help us to understand the whole poem. Also, it helps us to create poems. There are some formal elements in a poem. Such as lineation, Rhythm, Reading in context, Form.

Change by Charlotte Zolotow Lineation:-

Lineation controls where lines of verse begin and end in a poem. It helps the readers to understand the poetry also helps to improve our skill. In poetry, everyone has to first understand the lineation of a poem.

In the poem ‘change’ written by ‘Charlotte Zolotow’ we can see the lineation of a poem.

Example:

              This summer

               still hangs

               heavy and sweet

                 with sunlight.

Rhythm of Change Poem:

Rhythm is the beat and plod of a poem. It is like the heartbeat of a poem. It is created when two words in a poem are similar in sound to another. It is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line. In the poem ‘change’ we can see the rhythm.

Example:

This summer (a)

Still hangs (c)

heavy and sweet (b)

with sunlight (b)

as it did last year (a)

Change by Charlotte Zolotow Reading in context:

Reading in context is important to understand the structure of a poem with the help of this element we can see the perspective of the writer. We can understand the poem. It is the background of the poem. We also learn the characteristics with the help of the context.

We can also learn this with the help of the poem ‘Change’ written by the famous writer ‘Charlotte Zolotow’

Example:

              It is only I

              Who have changed.

The poet is telling about herself. It is she who have changed a lot but the others things didn’t changed.

Form of Change poem:

The form is the physical structure of a poem. The length of the lines. We can also say that poems are created by the lines. These lines are written in some strict patterns. Also, some of those lines are arranged in groups, called stanzas. We can see stanzas in every poem. We also see this form in the poem ‘Change

Example:

             This summer

             still hangs

             heavy and sweet

             with sunlight

             as it did last year.

There are some elements that one related to the line. They are line length, punctuation, and sentence structure.

Change by Charlotte Zolotow Line Length:

Line length in a poem suggests a meaning of the poem. A line may be short or may be long. It can be made by few words or it can be made by an entire sentence. In the poem, we can see that.

Example:

            The spring

            Still comes           

            like a whisper in the dark

            night

Sentence structure of Change poem:

we all know about sentence structure. In a poem words are arranged in correct sentences with the help of sentence structure. It also carry the perfect meaning in poems.

In the poem we can see the sentence structure.

Example:

           It is only I

            who have changed.

Punctuation:

punctuation is not necessary because some poet use punctuation while some of the poet don’t use punctuation in their poem. It depends upon their mood and feelings.

In the poem of ‘Charlotte Zolotow’ we can see that she used some Punctuation to emphasize feelings in a poem.

Example:

            The winter

            still stings

            clean and cold and white

            as it did last year.

Rhythm in the poem change?

Rhythm is the beat and plod of a poem. It is like the heart beat of a poem. It is created when two words in poem are similar in sound with another. It is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line. In the poem ‘change’ we can see the rhythm. Example: This summer (a) Still hangs (c) heavy and sweet (b) with sunlight (b) as it did last year (a)

What are the formal elements found in the poem?

Lineation, Rhythm, Reading in context, Form, Line Length, Sentence structure, Punctuation

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