2 Poetry DefinedPoetry is a composition that conveys experiences thoughts, or feelings in a vivid and imaginative way. It is characterized by the use of literary techniques such as metaphor, rhyme or meter.
3 Forms of PoetryPoems can be categorized by structure, or form. Poetic structures are defined by patterns of line and stanza length, rhythm, and rhyme. Some examples are:1. Narrative poetry tells a story with a plot, characters, and a setting.2. Lyrical poems express the feelings of a single speaker.
4 3. Limericks are humorous five live poems with an aabba rhyme scheme. 4. Free verse poems have neither a set pattern of rhythm or rhyme.5. Haiku is a three-line Japanese verse form. The first and3rd lines each have fivesyllables, and thesecond line has seven.
5 7. Epic is a long narrative poem about the feats of gods or heroes. Concrete poems areshaped to look like theirsubjects. The lines arearranged to create apicture.7. Epic is a long narrative poem about the feats of gods or heroes.8. Ballad is a songlike narrative withstanzas and a refrain.9. Dramatic poetry tells a story using a character’s own thoughts or spoken statement.
6 Structure of PoetryMeter is the rhythmical pattern of a poem. Rhythm is a synonym for meter.Mood is the emotional quality of a poem that affects how the reader feels. Writers create mood with the details they give and the words they choose.
7 Rhyme Scheme is a regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem. Refrain is a regular repeated line or group of lines in a poem.Style is the authors choice and arrangement of words and sentences.
8 Theme is the central idea or message about life that the poem conveys. Tone is the authors feelings about the subject and/or characters.
9 Verse is the lines in a poem. Stanza a group of lines (verses) in a poem.
10 Analyzing PoetryAnalysis means literally picking a poem apart - looking at elements such as imagery,symbolism, allusion, metaphor, poetic language, rhyme scheme, and so on - in order to see how they all work together to produce the poem's meaning. Annotating is a great way to begin analyzing a poem.
11 Annotating a Poem Annotation is the act of adding notes. TPCASTT: T: Title – What would a poem with this title be about?P: Paraphrase – Read poem. What does it mean literally?C: Connotation – Tone? Mood?A: Attitude– Identify the attitude of the poem S: Shifts– Changes in feelings, tone, mood, rhyme or rhythm.?T: Title– Evaluate againT: Theme – What would you consider to be the them, main idea or lesson of the poem?