Poetry Elements
Author's Purpose
Traditional Tales
Parts of an Argument
100

The purpose of writing poetry. 

What is to entertain? 

100

An author writes books, articles, or other text for different groups of people. 

Who is the audience? 

100

Stories that are usually passed from one generation to the next. 

What are traditional tales? 

100

Your main argument 

What is a claim? 

200

Words with the same ending sounds at the end of lines or stanzas. 

What are rhyming words? 

200

An author writes about a topic or subject that the text is mostly about. 

What is the central idea? 

200

May be animals or people with super-human or magical abilities. 

Who are the characters? 

200

Examples and ideas supporting the claim. 

What is the evidence? 

300
The same sound or letter at the beginning of words or lines. 

What is alliteration? 

300

An author may answer a question, describes a subject or event, explain steps or how something words, or give a perspective or opinion. 

What is the author's message? 

300

Has a conflict and resolution, but the events may not happen in real life. 

What is the plot? 

300

The argument against the claim. 

What is the counterclaim?

400

A pattern of stressed syllables that create a beat. 

What is rhythm? 

400

An author may build a purpose with text or graphic features. Headings, captions, sidebars, and special type can emphasize or add information. 

What are text features? 

400

Be kind to others, beware of flatterers, don't give up. 

What is the moral or lesson learned? 

400

Reasons why the counterclaim is wrong. 

What is the rebuttal? 

500
A word that imitates the sound it represents like buzz and thud. 

What is onomatopoeia? 

500

Graphs, charts, diagrams, illustrations, or photo show information in different ways. 

What are visuals? 

500

Where the story happens is not a real place. 

What is the setting? 
500

Restates the claim and makes a call to action. 

What is the conclusion? 

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