Defined by Princeton as literature in metrical form. May be written independently, as discrete poems, or occur in conjunction with other art such as, drama, hymns or music. Ever look up lyrics to a song? Chances are good that song is a form of poetry.
Stanza - A group of lines forming a unit of a poem. Stanzas are, in effect, the paragraphs of a poem. Dreams by Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow
Couplet - A two-line stanza Ex. This were to be new made when thou art old, And see thy blood warm when thou feel'st it cold. - Shakespeare
Tercet - A three-line stanza I climb the black rock mountain stepping from day to day silently. -Leslie Marmon Silko
Quatrain - A four-line stanza You drive me to distraction You drive me round the bend You drive me barmy, bonkers, bats, bananas Will this driving never end? -Robin Hirsch
Syllable - A single vocal impulse One syllable: class Two syllables: recess Three syllables: library Four syllables: literature *Helps to pay attention to how many times your chin drops when saying a word. Try it!
Rhyme - To have a regular correspondence of sounds Words: jump/lump class/brass mug/pug Phrase: This line can end with any old word As long as the fourth line rhymes with the third
Work with the people at your table to create an example of a… –Quatrain (rhyming OR not rhyming) –Tercet (rhyming OR not rhyming) –Couplet (rhyming OR not rhyming) *You have 15 minutes.
Rhyme Scheme - the pattern of rhyme in a poem –Distinguished by the assignment of different letters for each new rhyme.
AA –Im a nobody. Who are you? Are you a nobody, too? –Emily Dickinson AABB –Hey soul sister Aint that mister mister On the radio, stereo The way you move aint fair you know. - Train (A) (B) (A)
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvF 2nOOnWIwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvF 2nOOnWIw Identify the rhyme scheme throughout the course of the song….watch out for free verse (stanzas without rhyme)!
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