When I read poetry, I find that each poem has a certain feel when you read it. The writer’s tone contributes to that immensely. Poets also use figurative language, puns, metaphors, similes, and many more of our “poetry terms” to give the poem a certain style. In addition, a poet might also use rhythm too create a certain effect for the poem. A sad or ominous poem might have a slower rhythm. On the other hand, a light and bouncy rhythm would be better for a happy or humorous poem. The poet has control of how the poem sounds and how it makes the reader feel. It’s the poetic effect!