Presentation on theme: "PoetryPoetry Characteristics of poetry Is usually intended to be read aloud Uses words to create images Some rhyme, some do not Narrative poetry is meant."— Presentation transcript:
Characteristics of poetry Is usually intended to be read aloud Uses words to create images Some rhyme, some do not Narrative poetry is meant to tell a story (think narrator) –Follows the plot map
Stanza Lines of poetry grouped together “Hope” is the thing with feathers- That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea, Yet never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.
Refrain A line in a poem that is repeated at regular intervals. “It was not I that ate the pie” Bobby said that he would give me his right shoe For a piece of the sweet treat And I thought that it would be nice to have another shoe But no, It was not I that ate that pie Jimmy caught a sniff while sneaking through our yard He would give me a fistful of mice for just one slice I told him I needed a left shoe, But no, It was not I that ate that pie Then Mary walked by my door, I told her she could test the rest For the smallest peck, But no, It was not I that ate that pie.
rhyme End rhymes-occur at the end of the line Now the name of the little black kitten was Ink, And the little gray mouse, she called her Blink, And the little yellow dog was sharp as Mustard, But the dragon was a coward she called him Custard. Internal rhymes- occur within lines I was sad because my dad Made me eat every beet.
Similes and Metaphors I wandered lonely as a cloud. The moon was a ghostly galleon. He watches from his mountain walls and like a thunderbolt, he falls.
Alliteration Alliteration is the repeated occurrence of the same consonant sound at the beginning of several words in the same phrase. A well-known example is the Mother Goose tongue- twister, “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers ". other examples Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout crusty crumbs dead duck French fries
Onomatopoeia Onomatopoeia is a word or a grouping of words that imitates the sound it is describing, such as animal noises like "oink" or "meow", or suggesting its source object, such as “boom”, “click”, “clang” Growl Knock Tap whistle scream
Rhyme Scheme Pattern of end rhymes in a poem Use a separate letter of the alphabet for each end rhyme. One evening as the sun went down and the jungle fire was burning Down the track came a hobo hiking, and he said "boys I'm not turning "I'm headed for a land that's far away, beside the crystal fountains "So come with me, we'll go and see the Big Rock Candy Mountains"
Rhyme scheme cont’d There once was a big brown cat That liked to eat a lot of mice. He got all round and fat Because they tasted so nice. Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.
You do not have to use complete sentences For number 3, make sure you tell who the simile is about For number 9, I will accept any rhyme in the stanza Inhabitants live somewhere #13 – put just the letter pattern on your paper
You do not have to use complete sentences #3 – you just have to give the two words