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1 Elements of Poetry Ms. Barrow

2 Poetry Defined Poetry 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 Poetry Poems 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 and 3rd lines each have five syllables, and the second line has seven.

5 7. Epic is a long narrative poem about the feats of gods or heroes.
Concrete poems are shaped to look like their subjects. The lines are arranged to create a picture. 7. Epic is a long narrative poem about the feats of gods or heroes. 8. Ballad is a songlike narrative with stanzas and a refrain. 9. Dramatic poetry tells a story using a character’s own thoughts or spoken statement.

6 Structure of Poetry Meter 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 Poetry Analysis 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 again T: Theme – What would you consider to be the them, main idea or lesson of the poem?

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