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PoetryPoetry Vocabulary 100s of free ppts from librarywww.pptpoint.com
1.Alliteration: –Repetition of initial consonant sounds 2.Allusion: –A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art 3.Ballad: –A song-like poem that tells a story 4.Blank Verse: –Poetry written in unrhymed, ten- syllable lines
5.Concrete Poem: –A poem with a shape that suggests its subject 6.Figurative Language: –Writing that is not meant to be taken literally 7.Free Verse : –Poetry not written in a regular rhythmical pattern or meter 8.Haiku: –A three-lined Japanese verse
9.Image: –A word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the five senses 10.Lyric Poem: –Highly musical verse that expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker 11.Metaphor: –A figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else
12.Mood: –The feeling created in the reader by a literary work 13.Narrative Poem: –A story told in verse 14.Onomatopoeia: –The use of words that imitate sounds 15.Personification: –A type of figurative language in which a non-human subject is given human characteristics
16.Refrain: –A regularly repeated line or group of lines in a poem 17.Repetition: –The use, more than once, of any element of language 18.Rhyme: –Repetition of sounds at the end of words 19.Rhyme Scheme: –A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
20.Rhythm : –Pattern of beats or stresses in spoken or written language 21.Simile : –A figure of speech that uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideas 22.Stanza : –A formal division of lines in a poem considered as a unit My love is like a red rose.
PoetryPoetry Humor & Poetry
Humor Humor in poetry can arise from a number of sources: –Surprise –Exaggeration –Bringing together of unrelated things Most funny poems have two things in common: –Rhythm –Rhyme
Rhythm & Rhyme Using more spirited language makes humorous situations even more humorous The Porcupine By Ogden Nash Any hound a porcupine nudges Cant be blamed for harboring grudges. I know one hound that laughed all winter At a porcupine that sat on a splinter.
If you take away the rhythm and rhyme, the humor vanishes. Any hound that touches a porcupine Cant be blamed for holding a grudge I know one hound that laughed all winter long At a porcupine that sat on a piece of wood
Lewis Carroll Born in England Wrote Alices Adventures in Wonderland Wrote Through the Looking Glass His life was quiet and uneventful, but in works like Father William, he found escape from his serious work into a delightfully zany, topsy-turvy world that still amuses children old and young.
Father William Page 400 In this poem, a young man questions his father about some rather unusual behavior. Have you ever asked someone what they were doing and received an explanation that made very little sense at all?
Limericks A limerick is a poem of five lines The first, second, and fifth lines have three rhythmic beats and rhyme with one another. The third and fourth lines have two beats and rhyme with one another. They are always light-hearted, humorous poems.
Limericks There once was a man with no hair. He gave everyone quite a scare. He got some Rogaine, Grew out a mane, And now he resembles a bear!
Limerick About a Bee I wish that my room had a floor, I dont care so much for a door. But this walking around Without touching the ground Is getting to be quite a bore.
Another Limerick There once was a very small mouse Who lived in a very small house, The oceans spray Washed it away, All that was left was her blouse!
You will create a limerick similar to this one… There once was a man from Beijing. All his life he hoped to be King. So he put on a crown, Which quickly fell down. That small silly man from Beijing.
Fill in the blanks and create your own Limerick. There once was a _____ from _____. All the while she/he hoped ________. So she/he ____________________, And ________________________, That _________ from ___________.
Mrs. Smiths Limerick: There once was a man from Japan. All the while he hoped for a tan. So he lay on the beach, And ate a ripe peach, That came from a Georgia van.