2 Styles of PoetryPoetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response.
3 Subcategories Ballads Free Verse Sonnets Haiku Odes Limericks Epic Lyric PoemCould play with musicDoesn’t need rhythmCertain number of linesCertain number of syllablesExtensive
4 Getting Familiar with the terms: Ballads A narrative song with a recurrent refrainA ballad is a poem usually set to musicA narrative poem composed of short verses, intended to be sung or recitedExample: UntitledCharacteristics: stanza form, imagery
5 Free VerseVerse depending for its poetic effect upon irregular rhythmical pattern, either absence or irregularity of rhyme, and the use of cadenced speech rhythms rather than conventional verse formsCharacteristics: informalExample: Wishing Well p 452 lit. bk
6 Can you write in free verse? Good Tipsrhythm or no rhythmlong or shortsimple or complex
7 Sonnets A verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme Rhyme scheme usually follows:ababcdcdefefgg (Elizabethan, Shakespeare) or abbaabba (Italian)Characteristics: 14 lines, rhyme schemeExample: How do I love thee?
8 Odes A lyric poem with complex stanza forms A long, stately poem in stanzas of varied length, meter, and formExample: Alexander’s FeastCharacteristics: lengthy, complex, no conventional rhyme scheme
9 LimericksA limerick is a five-line poem with a strict form; rhyme scheme usually aabbaLimericks are frequently witty or humorous, and sometimes obscene with humorous intentExample: Tim, Old Man in a BoatName your limerick!!
10 Haiku Can you haiku? Haiku is a kind of Japanese poetry Poetry that is three lines long. The first line is five syllables, the second line is seven syllables, and the third line is five syllables long.Examples: Baked Goodies, Falling on the Ground, and Haiku Space.Can you haiku?
11 Write your haiku poem! Good Tips first line has five syllables second line has seven syllablesthird line has five syllables
12 Epic Poem Long narrative poem Celebrating the adventures and achievements of a heroDeals with traditions, mythical or historical, of a nationSee sample Tiddalick
13 Lyric Poemthat expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet. The term lyric is now commonly referred to as the words to a song. Lyric poetry does not tell a story which portrays characters and actions. The lyric poet addresses the reader directly, portraying his or her own feeling, state of mind, and perceptions.Dying (aka I heard a fly buzz when I died ) by Emily DickinsonI heard a fly buzz when I died; The stillness round my form Was like the stillness in the air Between the heaves of storm.Click the following link for the full version of Dying