2 NARRATIVE POETRYA poem that tells a story, but relies on poetic devices.Has character, setting, plot (conflict)Paul Revere’s Ride by: Henry Wadsworth LongfellowLoretta Lynn: Van Lear Rose
3 VAN LEAR ROSEOne of my fondest memories Was sittin' on my daddy's knee Listenin' to the stories that he told He'd pull out that old photograph Like a treasured memory from the past And say child This here's the Van Lear Rose Oh how it would bring a smile When he talked about her big blue eyes And how her beauty ran down to her soul She'd walk across the coal miner's yard Them miner's would yell loud and hard and they'd dream of who would hold The Van Lear Rose(Chorus:) She was the belle of Johnson County Ohio river to Big Sandy A beauty to behold like a diamond in the coal All the miner's they would gather 'round Talk about the man that came to town Right under their nose Stole the heart of the Van Lear RoseNow the Van Lear Rose could've had her pick And all the fellers figured rich Until this poor boy caught her eye His buddies would all laugh and say Your dreamin' boy she'll never look your way You'll never ever hold the Van Lear Rose (Chours) Then one night in mid July Underneath that ol' blue Kentucky sky Well, that poor boy won that beauty's heart Then my daddy would look at my mommy and smile As he brushed the hair back from my eyes and he'd say Your mama She's the Van Lear Rose
4 BALLADA song or song like poem that tells a story, usually about love lost, betrayal, or death.Simple language, repetition (refrain)Most famous ballads are passed down orally for years (sometimes result in various versions)“The Cremation of Sam McGee”“The Lighthouse” “The Ballad of Curtis Loew”
5 The Ballad of Curtis Loew Well I used to wake the morning before the rooster crowedSearching for soda bottles to get myself some dough Brought 'em down to the corner, down to the country store Cash 'em in and give my money to a man named Curtis Loew Old Curt was a black man with white curly hair When he had a fifth of wine he did not have a care He used to own an old dobro, used to play it across his knee I'd give old Curt my money, he'd play all day for me Play me a song Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew I got your drinking money, tune up your dobro People said he was useless, them people are the fools 'Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues He looked to be sixty, and maybe I was ten Mama used to whoop me but I'd go see him again I'd clap my hands, stomp my feets, try to stay in time He'd play me a song or two Then take another drink of wine Play me a song Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew I got your drinking money, tune up your dobro People said he was useless, them people are the fools 'Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues On the day old Curtis died, nobody came to pray Ol' preacher said some words, and they chunked him in the clay But he lived a lifetime playin' the black man's blues And on the day he lost his life, that's all he had to lose Play me a song Curtis Loew, Hey Curtis Loew I wish that you was here so everyone would know People said you was useless, them people all are fools 'Cause Curtis you're the finest picker to ever play the bluesThe Ballad of Curtis Loew
6 The Lighthouse TaleI am a lighthouse, worn by the weather and the waves. I keep my lamp lit, to warn the sailors on their way. I'll tell a story, paint you a picture from my past. I was so happy, but joy in this life seldom lasts. I had a keeper, he helped me warn the ships at sea. We had grown closer, 'till his joy meant everything to me. And he was to marry, a girl who shone with beauty and light. And they loved each other, and with me watched the sunsets into night. [Chorus:] And the waves crashing around me, the sand slips out to sea. And the winds that blow remind me, of what has been, and what can never be. She'd had to leave us, my keeper he prayed for a safe return. But when the night came, the weather to a raging storm had turned. He watched her ship fight, but in vain against the wild and terrible wave. In me so helpless, as dashed against the rock she met her end. [Chorus] Then on the next day, my keeper found her washed up on the SHORE. He kissed her cold face, that they'd be together soon he'd swore. I saw him crying, watched as he buried her in the sand. And then he climbed my tower, and off of the edge of me he ran. [Chorus] I am a lighthouse, worn by the weather and the waves. And though I am empty, I still warn the sailors on their way.
7 Epic A long narrative poem Written in formal, elegant language Tells about a series of quests undertaken by a great hero.Next year you will read: The OdysseyBeowulf (excerpt)“Wonder Boy” - Tenacious D
8 High above the mucky-muck, castle made of clouds, There sits Wonderboy, sitting oh so proudly. Not much to say when you're high above the mucky-muck. Yeah, yeah. Wonderboy, what is the secret of your power? Wonderboy, won't you take me far away from the mucky-muck man? [spoken] Now it's time for me to tell you about Young Nastyman, archrival and nemesis of Wonderboy, with powers comparable to Wonderboy. What powers you ask? I dunno how 'bout the power of flight? That do anything for ya? That's levitation, holmes. How 'bout the power to kill a yak from 200 yards away... with mind bullets! That's telekinesis, Kyle. How 'bout the power to move you? [sung] History of Wonderboy and Young Nastyman, Riggah-goo-goo, riggah-goo-goo. A secret to be told, a gold chest to be bold, And blasting forth with three-part harmony, yeow! Wonderboy, what is the secret of your power? Wonderboy, won't you take me far away from the mucky-muck man? [spoken] Well, Wonderboy and Young Nastyman joined forces; they formed a band the likes of which have never been seen, and they called themselves Tenacious D. That's right, [sung] Me! And KG! [KG (spoken):] That's me. [sung] We're now Tenacious D! Come fly with me, fly! Wonderboy, what is the secret of your power? Wonderboy, won't you take me far away from the mucky-muck man.Wonder Boy
9 Ode Originated in ancient Greece Lyrics are meant to celebrate one person or thingUses expression of positive images and feelings related to the celebrated topic
10 BoondocksI feel no shame I'm proud of where I came from I was born and raised in the boondocks One thing I know No matter where I go I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks And I can feel That muddy water running through my veins And I can hear that lullaby of a midnight train It sings to me and it sounds familiar (Chorus) And I can taste That honeysuckle and it's still so sweet When it grows wild On the banks down at old camp creek Yeah, and it calls to me like a warm wind blowing (Chorus) It's where I learned about living It's where I learned about love It's where I learned about working hard And having a little was just enoughIt's where I learned about Jesus And knowing where I stand You can take it or leave it, this is me This is who I am Give me a tin roof A front porch and a gravel road And that's home to me It feels like home to me (Chorus) I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks You get a line, I'll get a pole We'll go fishing in the crawfish hole Five-card poker on a Saturday night Church on Sunday morning (2x) You get a line, I'll get a pole We'll go fishing in the crawfish hole (Down in the boondocks) Five-card poker on a Saturday night Church on Sunday morning Say a little prayer for me
11 Sonnet A lyric poem of fourteen lines, usually in iambic pentameter with rhymes arranged according to certain definite patterns.It usually expresses a single, complete idea or thought with a reversal, twist, or change of direction in the concluding lines.Rap music is about the beat/rhythm/sound
13 Elegy A poem of poem of mourning Most elegies are about someone who has died, but some may mourn a way of life that is goneI’ll be Missing you – P. Diddy’s elegy to Notorious B.I.G after his death in 1997“O Captain! My Captain!” – one of American literature’s most famous elegies
14 Seems like yesterday we used to rock the show I laced the track you locked the flow So far from hanging on the block of dough Notorious, they got to know that! Life ain't always what it seems to be Words can't express what you mean to me Even though you're gone We still a team Through your family I'll fulfill your dreams In the future can't wait to see If you'll open up the gates for me Reminisce sometime The night they took my friend Try to black it out but it plays again When it's weird feelin' hard to conceal Can't imagine all the pain I feel Give anything to hear half your breath I know you still livin' your life after death CHORUS: Every step I take Every move I make Every single day Every time I pray I'll be missing you Thinking of the day When you went away What a life to take What a bond to break I'll be missing youI’ll Be Missing YouIt's kinda hard with you not around Know you're in heaven smilin' down Watchin' us while we pray for you Everyday we pray for you Till the day we meet again In my heart is where I'll keep you friend Memories give me the strength I need to proceed Strength I need to believe My thoughts,Big, I just can't define Wish I could turn back the hands of time Us in the 6 Shop for new clothes and kicks You and me taking flicks Making hits stages they receive you on Still can't believe you're gone Give anything to hear half your breath I know you still livin' your life after death CHORUSSomebody tell me why One black morning When this life is over I know I'll see your face CHORUS
15 Lyric Poem Short poem that expresses personal feelings. Can be set to music.Love Song by Sara BareillesValentine for Ernest Mann
16 Free VerseFree verse poetry does not follow a regular rhyme scheme or meter.Poets rely on poetic devices instead.There are several specific types of free verse poetry.
17 Strawberry Fields Forever No one I think is in my tree, I mean it must be high or low. That is you can't you know tune in but it's all right. That is I think it's not too bad. Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields. Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about. Strawberry Fields forever. Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out. It doesn't matter much to me. Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields. Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about. Strawberry Fields forever. Always know sometimes think it's me, but you know I know and it's a dream. I think I know of thee, ah yes, but it's all wrong. That is I think I disagree. Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields. Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about. Strawberry Fields forever. Strawberry Fields forever. Strawberry Fields forever.
18 Catalog Poem A list of items/emotions Usually is free verse The list pertains to a certain topicBilly Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire
19 We didn’t Start the Fire Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom Brando, "The King and I", and "The Catcher in the Rye" Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye CHORUS We didn't start the fire It was always burning Since the world's been turning We didn't start the fire Though we did ignite it But we tried to fight it Josef Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez CHORUSLittle Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California Baseball, Starkwether, Homicide, Children of ThalidomideBuddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the CongoCHORUS Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land, Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sex J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say CHORUS Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law Rock and Roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore We didn't start the fire It was always burning since the world's been turning. We didn't start the fire But when we are gone It will still burn on, and on, and on, and on... CHORUS