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POETRY Poetry is all about 5 things…  Expression  Observation  Ideas  Emotions  Words and Opinions.

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3 Poetry is all about 5 things…  Expression  Observation  Ideas  Emotions  Words and Opinions

4  The way a poem sounds is a big part of what a poem is about.  Some poems have a musical sound. That is largely due to rhythm, rhyme, and meter.

5 Rhythm  The beat of the poem that helps to keep the poems pace. It is the actual sound the poem makes when reading.  Rhythm is established by stressed and unstressed syllables.

6 Rhyme  Words that share sounds together  End Rhyme: Rhyming at the ends of lines  Internal Rhyme: Rhyming within a line.

7 Rhyme Scheme  The alternating or repeating sounds at the ends of lines. It is the pattern of rhyme at the end of a line.

8 Meter  The repeated pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.

9 Stanza  A group of lines put together by often a single thought.  A stanza is like a paragraph in prose.

10 What 2 things work together to create a special structure in a poem?  Rhyme  Meter

11 Couplet  Two lines together that rhyme.  A pair of rhyming lines usually with the same meter.

12 Quatrain  Four lines that have a specific rhyme scheme

13 Figurative Language  A literary device used throughout literature.  Figurative language includes words, phrases, and symbols or ideas, comparisons, elaborate expressions, and sound devices.

14 Simile  A comparison between 2 unlike things with the words “like” or “as”.  EX: He is as strong as a ox.

15 Metaphor  A comparison between two unlike things  EX: That man is an ox * Extended Metaphor: a metaphor that is extended over several lines or throughout the poem.

16 Sensory Details  Using the senses to create images.

17 Symbolism  A visible object that stands for something not clearly visible.  Symbolism adds a layer of meaning.

18 Repetition  Repeating of sounds.  Alliteration: repeating of consonant sounds at the beginning of words Blue Black Cold  Assonance: Repeating of vowel sounds in the middle of words. Moses Supposes his toeses is roses.

19  Poetry may use language and symbols in surprising and unconventional ways.  They can manipulate the look through sound and punctuation.

20 Kinds of Poems  Limerick: a five line humorous poem. Limericks have a regular meter and rhyme scheme.  Sonnets: a 14 line rhyming poem written in Iambic Pentameter.  Iambic Pentameter: an alternating 5 stressed and 5 unstressed syllables. * Lyric Poetry: a poem that draws on emotions and feelings.

21 Kinds of Poems  Blank Verse: an unrhymed iambic pentameter poem.  Free verse: unrhymed/unmetered poem.  Narrative Poem: tells a complete story and sometimes is very long.  Epic: a poem about an adventure typically of a superhuman hero.  EX: Iliad and Odyssey & Beowulf

22  Poetry expresses the ebb and flow of life in an uniquely personal voice that reachers across form and time.

23 Major Themes in Poetry  Death/Loss  Love  Family/ Friendship  Hardship/Humor  Growing Old  Growing Up

24 7 things you should notice while reading poetry.  Read Out Loud  Rhythm  Rhyme Schemes  Theme  Words/Phrases  Punctuation  Mood/Feeling  Format

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