Rhythm Poetry

What is rhythm poetry?

The arrangement of words into a more or less regular sequence of stressed and unstressed or long and short syllables. The poem has a beat.

An example of rhythm poetry. . .

Because I Could Not Stop For Death, by Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.

Why is this rhythm poetry?

Emily Dickinson's poem, written above, is a rhythm poem because it can be said to a beat. The is a variation in emphasized syllables. At certain points in the poem, in this case, at the end of each stanza, pausing helps present the poem in a dramatic way and give it a long lasting effect. The poem is catchy and not easy to get out of your head.