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1 Poetry p

2 A Simile to explain poetry
Poetry is like a circus. Full of color, motion, and excitement

3 Poetry appeals to our senses
Pleasing to the eyes Sings to the ears Tickles the taste buds

4 What is Prose? Prose Short stories, novels, newspapers, any type of essay Longer, looser works or paragraphs Everything poetry is not!

5 What does Poetry do? Squeezes meaning into a short number of lines and words Ends in a specific place to make a special effect Stanzas

6 Language of the Poet Suggestion Exaggeration Comparison

7 Poetry also… Poetry inspires the reader to look at the world in new ways Poetry expresses feeling Brief, rhythmic, colorful Tells stories in a compact fashion

8 Basic Elements of Poetry
Form Speaker Sound Imagery Figurative Language

9 Form The way a poem looks on a page.
Poems are written in lines or shapes Stanzas-lines grouped together

10 Form Free Verse No pattern or structure Sounds like conversation
Specific Forms Limerick, Diamonte, Shape, etc.

11 Refrain A line or group of lines repeated at regular intervals, appears in some songs and poems

12 Speaker The voice that relates the story or ideas of the poem Poet
Person who writes poetry Speaker may be… Character or voice

13 Sound Words are used to create appealing sounds. Four Techniques:
Rhyme Rhythm Repetition Onomatopoeia

14 Rhyme The repetition of the same or similar sounds in words that appear near each other in a poem. End Rhyme: rhyme that comes at the end of lines Perfect Rhyme: Rhymes that after their first consonant sounds, their remaining sounds are alike

15 Rhyme Scheme The pattern of end rhymes in a poem. Lowercase letters describe the scheme. A limerick is aabba. The first two lines rhyme, the second two lines rhyme, and the first two rhyme with the last.

16 Rhythm The pattern of beats made by stressed or unstressed syllables in the lines of a poem Meter-regular stressed and unstressed beats

17 Repetition The repeated use of sounds, words, phrases, or lines, it emphasizes important items, and helps unify a poem or other work of literature

18 Onomatopoeia The use of words whose sounds suggest their meanings.
Crack, boom, bang!

19 Imagery Image or mental picture that is created with words which appeal to one or more of the senses; sight, sound, taste, touch, smell

20 Figurative Language Poet uses language that stretches words beyond their usual meaning Alliteration, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, etc.

21 Meaning The central idea or emotion behind the poem
Restate the poem in your own words, paraphrase, ask yourself is the poem about a person? Place? Thing? Feeling? Idea? What emotion do you feel when you read the poem? Who is the speaker?

22 Reading Poetry Strategies
Preview the poem and read it aloud a few times. Visualize the images. Clarify the words and phrases. Evaluate the poem’s theme. Let your understanding grow.

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