Rubric: Figure of Speech Poem

Rubric: Figure of Speech Poem

Score Comments
Poetic Voice

  • Consistently in first-person point of view or third-person point of view
  • Includes a figure of speech: simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, or understatement

  • Vivid images
  • Uses senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, smell
  • Shows does not tell
 Word Choice

  • Specific nouns
  • Action verbs
  • Does not use unnecessary words: very, really, always, gotten
 Line Breaks

  • Occurs at the end of a statement
  • Occurs at the end of a phrase
  • Occurs where there is punctuation

  • Correctly follows conventional rules
  • Punctuation enhances the images and thoughts

  • Single-spaced
  • One white space between stanzas
  • Left-justified rather than centered
  • Title included
  • Name heading
  • 1″ margins

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