Teen Angst Poetry Writer Traits

Age: 13-24
Type: Usually free verse (or very simple rhyme endings)
POV: First Person
Style: Repetition and Rhetorical Questions
Rewrites: Hardly ever
Time Spent: 3-10 minutes
Emotional State: Depressed and venting


If the author spoon feeds their emotions, adds monotonous repetition, bad rhyme, cheesy cliches, obvious metaphors, and asks rhetorical questions instead of making the reader ask it themselves through rhetoric, it's probably teen angst.