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1 POETRY

2 Poetry 4 Poetry is literature that uses a few words to tell about ideas, feelings and paints a picture in the readers mind. 4 Most poems were written to be read aloud. 4 Poems may or may not rhyme.

3 POETRY FORM 4 FORM - the appearance of the words on the page 4 LINE - a group of words together on one line of the poem 4 STANZA - a group of lines arranged together A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just Begins to live That day.

4 RHYTHM 4 The beat created by the sounds of the words in a poem 4 Rhythm can be created by meter, rhyme, alliteration and refrain.

5 METER  A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.

6 METER cont. 4 FOOT - unit of meter. 4 A foot can have two or three syllables. 4 Usually consists of one stressed and one or more unstressed syllables. 4 TYPES OF FEET The types of feet are determined by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables. (cont.)

7 FREE VERSE POETRY 4 Unlike metered poetry, free verse poetry does NOT have any repeating patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables. 4 Does NOT have rhyme. 4 Free verse poetry is very conversational - sounds like someone talking with you. 4 A more modern type of poetry.

8 RHYME 4 Words sound alike because they share the same ending vowel and consonant sounds. 4 (A word always rhymes with itself.) LAMP STAMP á Share the short “a” vowel sound á Share the combined “mp” consonant sound

9 END RHYME 4 A word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line Hector the Collector Collected bits of string. Collected dolls with broken heads And rusty bells that would not ring.

10 SAMPLE RHYME SCHEME 4 A rhyme scheme is a pattern of rhyme 4 Use the letters of the alphabet to represent sounds to be able to visually “see” the pattern. A mighty creature is the germ, Though smaller than the pachyderm. His customary dwelling place Is deep within the human race. His childish pride he often pleases By giving people strange diseases. Do you, my poppet, feel infirm? You probably contain a germ. aabbccaaaabbccaa

11 ONOMATOPOEIA 4 Words that imitate the sound they are naming BUZZ 4 OR sounds that imitate another sound “The silken, sad, uncertain, rustling of each purple curtain...”

12 ALLITERATION 4 Consonant sounds repeated at the beginnings of words If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, how many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

13 SIMILE 4 A comparison of two things using “like, as than,” or “resembles.” 4 “She is as beautiful as a sunrise.”

14 METAPHOR 4 A direct comparison of two unlike things 4 “All the world’s a stage, and we are merely players.” - William Shakespeare

15 ACROSTIC A Japanese poem written in three lines Five Syllables Seven Syllables Five Syllables An old silent pond... A frog jumps into the pond. Splash! Silence again.

16 DIAMANTE A Japanese poem written in three lines Five Syllables Seven Syllables Five Syllables An old silent pond... A frog jumps into the pond. Splash! Silence again.

17 HAIKU A Japanese poem written in three lines Five Syllables Seven Syllables Five Syllables An old silent pond... A frog jumps into the pond. Splash! Silence again.

18 CINQUAIN A five line poem containing 22 syllables Two Syllables Four Syllables Six Syllables Eight Syllables Two Syllables How frail Above the bulk Of crashing water hangs Autumnal, evanescent, wan The moon.


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