Poetic Modus Operandi

Some modes or types of poetic style… the full list is indefinite.

Argumentative mode
Speaker expresses an opinion or disagrees with another one

Confessional mode
Speaker expresses private or secret thoughts or emotions

Descriptive mode
Speaker details a scene, usually in the present tense

Dialogic mode
Two or more voices take turns in speaking

Didactic mode
Speaker informs or advises the addressee or addressees

Discursive mode
Speaker discusses a topic in the manner of an essay

Dramatic mode
Speaker interacts with others in a well-defined situation

Elegiac mode
Speaker regrets the loss of something or someone

Eulogic mode
Speaker praises something or someone

Expository mode
Speaker illustrates or explains something

Lyric mode
Speaker expresses thoughts or emotions

Narrative mode
Speaker tells a story, usually in the past tense

Persuasive mode
Speaker tries to convince the addressee or addressees

Polemic mode
Speaker criticises something or someone explicitly

Satiric mode
Speaker criticises something or someone implicitly

Author: bidoonism

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