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Introduction to Poetry Class meet poetry, poetry meet class
W.B.Yeats, Politics HOW can I, that girl standing there, My attention fix On Roman or on Russian Or on Spanish politics? Yet here's a travelled man that knows What he talks about, And there's a politician That has read and thought, And maybe what they say is true Of war and war's alarms, But O that I were young again And held her in my arms!
What is poetry? Princeton defines it as: literature in metrical form May be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns or lyrics. This means poetry can be rap and music!
Important Vocabulary Stanza- a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem – See examples for couplet, tercet, and quatrain
Important Vocabulary 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 – Ex. 2 I'm sure I've tasted this before, before, before I'm sure I've tasted this before- Underoath
Important Vocabulary Tercet- A three-line stanza – Ex. The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low, Each like a corpse within its grave, until Thine azure sister of the Spring shall blow - Shelly – 2 nd Ex We are at war with the universe, the sky is falling And the only thing that can save us now Is sensitivity and compassion- Lil Wayne (feat. Robin Thicke)
Important Vocabulary cont. Quatrain- A four-line stanza – Ex. Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? – Blake – Ex.2 'Cause dear, four years hurts less than five (And its never a good time) I am sorry for all my crimes And the wandering gaze of my unfaithful eyes- Senses Fail
Important Vocabulary cont. Syllable- a single vocal impulse – Ex. Cat (one syllable) – Ex. 2 Supercalifragilistic (eight syllables)
Important Vocabulary cont. Rhyme- A poem or verse having a regular correspondence of sounds – Ex. And maybe what they say is true Of war and war's alarms, But O that I were young again And held her in my arms!- W.B. Yeats – Ex. 2 As I leave, believe I'm stompin but when I come back, boy, I'm comin straight outta Compton. – N.W.A.
Your Turn! Work with the people at your table to create an example of a … – Quatrain (one rhyming, one not rhyming) – Tercet (one rhyming, one not rhyming) – Couplet (one rhyming, one not rhyming) You have 7 minutes!
Rhyme Schemes AA – Im a nobody. Who are you? Are you a nobody, too? –Emily Dickinson AABB – as I was walking up the stairs I met a man who wasnt there He wasnt there again today I wish I wish hed go away- Anonymous
Rhyme Schemes ABA – I am green today I chirp like a cricket Sing and sway,- Kelli Mckay ABAB – My lipgloss is poppin My lipgloss is cool All the boys be jockin They chase me after school, – Lil Mama
Your turn! With the people at your table, create an example of AA, AABB, ABA, and ABAB rhyme You will have 9 minutes