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1 Creative Writing Ms. Bilskemper What is Poetry?Creative WritingMs. Bilskemper
2 Webster’s dictionary definition… Writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm.Let’s translate…
3 ConcentratedPoetry is usually concise and doesn’t take up pages and pages
4 ImaginativePoetry is not a factual report. If you do report on something, you must do it in an unusual or compelling way, with language that’s carefully crafted
5 Chosen and arrangedYou choose the words you use in a poem and think hard about why you use them; certain words may flow together better, certain sounds may evoke a particular emotional response.
6 EmotionalA poem should elicit an emotional response. Anyone can put lines on a page, but few people can elicit an emotional response from a stranger.
7 Sound and rhythmThe flow and music of lines and sentences is what makes a poem a poem
18 Ballad A story told in song form Words are simple Has a strong beat “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
19 Epics Long narratives in an elevated style High born characters that go on adventuresDepict key event in historyHomer’s Iliad, Odyssey
20 Free VersePoetry without a regular rhyme and meter
21 Haiku Japanese poetic form with three lines that total 17 syllables 1,3 lines have 5 syllables2 line has 7 syllablesOften about nature, spiritual insight
22 Limerick One type of humorous poetry Five lines and a strong rhyme: a-a-b- b-aRhyming words sometimes misspelled to create humorUsually bawdy and involve buckets and girls from Nantucket…
23 Lyrical Poetry Short, emotional poems Most poems of all natures fall into this category.
24 Narrative PoetryTells a story through a storyline or through a dramatized situation
25 Sonnet Lyric poem of 14 lines written in iambic pentameter PETRARCHAN / ITALIANOctave – the first 8 lines that rhyme a-b-b-a, a-b-b-aPresent a problemSestet – last 6 lines that rhyme c-d-e, c-d-eResolve the problem
26 Sonnet cont… ELIZABETHAN / SHAKESPEREAN Same format as previous sonnet Rhyme changed to a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-gFirst 12 lines describe the problem and the final couplet resolves the problem.