Rhetoric the art of persuasion and poetry being the art of imitation. The two forms were integrated . language that makes abundant use of figures of speech and language that aims to be powerfully persuasive. Poetry can be defined through the relationship of the author to the speaker, and by extension, that of the speaker to the reader.it is crucial to make the distinction between the voice that speaks the poem and the poet who created it, for the author may not be intending for their voice to narrate.Rhetorical devices are used to exaggerate and sometimes the human experience. Culler means to treat poems on a different level than other forms of rhetoric. Poems are simply explorations in poetry through the use of those rhetorical devices, and at their basest sense, are attempts at creating meaning from our experiences.