Critique Questions for Poetry

Can you discern the subject of the poem?

Does the title tell you something about the subject of the poem?

Do the lyric components (form and structure, rhyme, meter) of the poem make sense or are they confusing?

Do the layout and line breaks enhance or distract from the flow and meaning of the poem?

Writing Quality
Is there use of clichés?

Consistency in use of internal images?

Is the language appropriate and clear? Are there too many adjectives and adverbs?

Does the language show, not tell?

Do you get the message of the poem?

Based on Critiquing Poetry,