The first poem I read was "Leaving the Motel" from the Norton. The tone of the poem is detatched and secretive. As it mentions in the the Norton, the contrasts with the "normal" view of love which is all romantic and roses. Generally, love poems have a romantic or passionate tone. "Leaving the Motel," simply describe the encounter of the lovers at a motel and then they leave. The tone shows that the poem is more about sex and an affair than actual love. They are being secretive because they are having an affair; they must be "out of sight" (line 4). The poem also refers to how the subject can take nothing and leave nothing. "...take nothing of one anothers/and leave behind" (lines 15-16). They also have to keep their identities secret. "We would no doubt have other rooms then,/Or other names" (lines 27-28).
Caesura: a grammatical pause or break in a line of poetry (like a question mark), usually near the middle of the line.
Conceit: Extended metaphor
Elegy: is traditionally written in response to the death of a person or group.
External Structure: The way a poem looks and/or is organized (stanzas/lines)
Internal Structure: The way the poem is organized using language
Language: Diction or syntax used by poet
Metonymy: A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated (such as "crown" for "royalty").
Ode: Originally accompanied by music and dance, and later reserved by the Romantic poets to convey their strongest sentiments, the ode can be generalized as a formal address to an event, a person, or a thing not present.
Pantoum: The modern pantoum is a poem of any length, composed of four-line stanzas in which the second and fourth lines of each stanza serve as the first and third lines of the next stanza. The last line of a pantoum is often the same as the first.
Sestina:The sestina is a complex form that achieves its often spectacular effects through intricate repetition.
Setting: Time and Place
Situation: What is happening? Where?
Speaker: Express ideas or feelings very different from the poet's own
Tone: The attitude of the speaker toward the subjust
Villanelle: Consists of five tercets and a quatrain, all on two rhymes and with a systematic repetition of line 1 and 3 in the first tercet.