Presentation on theme: "TYPES OF POETRY Are about… different methods of expressing personal feelings and opinions in writing."— Presentation transcript:
TYPES OF POETRY Are about… different methods of expressing personal feelings and opinions in writing.
LYRIC POETRY a poem that expresses the feelings or thoughts of a speaker rather than telling a story Ex) “The Courage That My Mother Had” by Edna St. Vincent Millay Ex) “Point of View” by Shel Silverstein
NARRATIVE POETRY a poem that tells a story Ex) “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Ex) “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
EPIC POETRY a long narrative poem that tells the deeds of a heroic character Ex) Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey Ex) Beowulf [English] Ex) John Milton’s Paradise Lost [English] Ex) The Song of Roland [French] Ex) The Song of Hiawatha [American]
BALLAD a song or poem that tells a story of tragedy or adventure regular rhythm and rhyme repetition Ex) “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert W. Service
FREE VERSE poetry without a regular meter or rhyme scheme tries to capture natural rhythms of ordinary conversations Ex) “Legacy II” by Leroy V. Quintana Ex) “Grandpa” by Shandin Pete
HAIKU focus on nature 17 syllables in 3 lines 5, 7, and 5 Ex) The young artist takes pains to paint a masterpiece: a smiling pumpkin
CINQUAIN from Latin for “five” creates a powerful image or feeling 22 syllables in 5 lines 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 Ex) Snowflakes dance in the square of light from a window as a man sits, quiet and still, and waits.
LIMERICKS short humorous poem 5 lines rhyme scheme: aabba Ex) There once was a poodle named Rose Who liked to dance on her toes. She twirled and she spun, Had barrels of fun, Until she fell on her nose. ~Emma Janeczko
CONCRETE POETRY a poem shaped in a way that visually represents its subject Example) ~Maureen W. Armour
So what? What is important to understand about this? Alabama Course of Study ELA Standard #27 Express personal feelings, opinions, and information in formal and informal situations. Alabama Course of Study ELA Reading Addendum Standard #3 Distinguish among the sub-categories of poetry based on their characteristics.