Characteristics of Poetry – "Street Music" by Arnold Adoff

Structure of “Street Music”
irregular (not regular); not normal
Example: Words, lines and stanzas do not have a pattern. No stanzas or lines.

Onomatopoeia
Words that imitate sounds
Examples: grinding; clash; screeching; roar; blasts

Metaphor
a comparison that suggests one thing is the same as another

Example: “planes overhead roar an orchestra of rolling drums” compares the sound of airplanes to the sound of an orchestra