The poem is one of the most familiar forms of expressive writing.
Despite the constraints of the form ____ even the losest, most modern
Versions of the form are constraining ____ writers have used this means to
Communicate expressively for centuries.
Poems do not always appear labelled as poems. Even prose can
Be so poetic that readers sense that it is poetry. You will see ___ and you may
Already know ___ that personal expression through poetry can be very striking
And vivid. As you read poems, try to imagine any more powerful
Way the writers would have used to express themselves.