Craft and Structure

  1. Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
1.2 Craft and Structure
Lesson C

Compare Genres: Poetry, Drama, and Prose

Authors write in different genres to express their ideas. By learning about and comparing the elements of different genres, readers can better understand what they are reading. For example, knowing that dramas have stage directions and dialogue helps readers learn more about the characters.

To learn more about poetry, drama, and prose, click the links below.