Presentation on theme: "Poetry is the universal language…."— Presentation transcript:
1 Poetry is the universal language…. Poetry is the most direct and simple means of expressing oneself in word.
2 Dead Poet’s SocietyLet’s take a look at the movie clips and find out how the boys in a private school respond to poetry. Dead Poet's Society\DPS - Rip.wmvDead Poet's Society\DPS - Poetry Reading.wmv
3 AlliterationThe repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.Purpose: It places emphasis on certain words that the poet wants readers to pay attention to. It also gives the poem rhythm.Example: The ruby red rose had fallen to its death.
4 Forma poem’s appearance; the form is also how you write your stanzas. Will you have two line stanzas, four line stanzas, etc?Purpose: gives the poem meaning and helps to emphasize words, phrases, or stanzasExample: A concrete poem is a perfect example of how to use your words to create a certain form.
6 ImageryDescription that allows a reader to see, hear, feel, smell, and taste the scene described in the workPurpose: to help readers visualize the text and picture it in their headExample: Poem from T.S. Eliot “Preludes”
7 What words would you highlight that show imagery? THE WINTER evening settles downWith smell of steaks in passageways.Six o’clock.The burnt-out ends of smoky days.And now a gusty shower wraps The grimy scrapsOf withered leaves about your feetAnd newspapers from vacant lots;The showers beatOn broken blinds and chimney-pots, And at the corner of the streetA lonely cab-horse steams and stamps.And then the lighting of the lamps. THE WINTER evening settles downWith smell of steaks in passageways.Six o’clock.The burnt-out ends of smoky days.And now a gusty shower wraps The grimy scrapsOf withered leaves about your feetAnd newspapers from vacant lots;The showers beatOn broken blinds and chimney-pots, And at the corner of the streetA lonely cab-horse steams and stamps.And then the lighting of the lamps.
8 Metaphor/Simile Metaphor: Comparing two unlike things without using “like” or “as”(calling one thing something else)Simile: Comparing two unlike thingsusing “like” or “as”Purpose – helps reader visualizeyour scene in a different wayExample – Her hair is the sun.Her hair is like the sun.
9 OnomatopoeiaUse of a word or phrase that actually imitates or suggests the sound of what it describes.Purpose – writers use onomatopoeia to convey sounds for words and to put emphasis on certain parts of the scene.Sounds of Onomatopoeia
10 PersonificationWhen an animal, object, or idea is given human form or characteristicsExample: Awakening to the risen sun,the rested treesstretched their limbs heavenward.Purpose: Personification can assist with imagery and emotion and helps to extend some metaphors. One of the strongest reasons for personifying an object is to make a connection with the reader. When a tree or the sound of silence bears attributes that are familiar to the reader, an immediate connection sparks in the reader’s mind or emotions.Example: Geico
11 Repetition What is the purpose of repeating certain words or phrases? When a poet uses the same words or phrases over and over again.Example: Apologize by One RepublicYouTube - "Apologize" One Republic Music VideoI'm holding on your rope, Got me ten feet off the ground I'm hearin what you say but I just can't make a sound You tell me that you need me Then you go and cut me down, but wait You tell me that you're sorry Didn't think I'd turn around, and say... It's too late to apologize, it's too late I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late It's too late to apologize, it's too late I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late too late to apologize, yeah I said it's too late to apologize, yeah- I'm holdin on your rope, got me ten feet off the ground...What is the purposeof repeating certainwords or phrases?
12 Rhyme Scheme The pattern of a poem that uses end rhymes (aabbcc) Bid me to weep, and I will weep, While I have eyes to see; And having none, yet I will keep A heart to weep for thee.What is the rhyme scheme?
13 RhythmThe pattern created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables. It gives poetry a musical quality that helps convey meaning.
14 I’m Nobody! Who are you? By Emily Dickinson StanzaA group of lines forming a unit in a poem. Stanzas are the paragraphs of a poem.Purpose – gives the poem form and it is a way of organizing your thoughts.I’m Nobody! Who are you? By Emily DickinsonI’m Nobody! Who are you?Are you-Nobody-Too?Then there’s a pair of us!Don’t tell! They’d advertise-you know!How dreary-to be-Somebody!How public-like a Frog-To tell one’s name-the livelong June-To an admiring Bog!
15 SymbolismWhen a person, place, object, or action stands for something else.What do these pictures symbolize?
16 ThemeA poem’s central or main idea that gives insight about life or human nature.Read the following poem and identify thetheme.
17 Please Mrs. Butler This boy Derek Drew Keeps copying my work, Miss Please Mrs. Butler This boy Derek Drew Keeps copying my work, Miss. What shall I do? Go and sit in the hall, dear. Go and sit in the sink. Take your books on the roof, my lamb. Do whatever you think. Please Mrs. Butler This boy Derek Drew Keeps calling me rude names, Miss. What shall I do? Lock yourself in the cupboard, dear. Run away to sea. Do whatever you can, my flower. But don't ask me!
18 John Barleycorn by Robert Burns Narrative PoemA poem that tells a storyExample:John Barleycorn by Robert BurnsThere was three kings into the east, Three kings both great and high, And they have sworn a solemn oath John Barleycorn should die.
19 What poetry devices do you see in this poem? Free VersePoetry that has no fixed pattern of meter, rhyme, line length, or stanza arrangementFog by Carl Sandburg The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.What poetry devices do you see in this poem?