Presentation on theme: "Poetry Notes Are you afraid you missed something from the notes you took in class on Thursday? Look through your notes while you go over this slideshow."— Presentation transcript:
1 Poetry NotesAre you afraid you missed something from the notes you took in class on Thursday? Look through your notes while you go over this slideshow to see if you have the key information.
2 What is Poetry?According to our textbook, poetry is “one of the three types of literature, the others being prose and drama. Most poems make use of highly concise, musical, and emotionally charged language. Many also make use of imagery, figurative language, and special devices such as rhyme. Major types of poetry include lyric poetry, narrative poetry, and concrete poetry.
3 Other descriptions of poetry The song of the soul or an emotional response to the world around us (Gary Soto)Pattern in motion, like music but gifted with human speech (Leonard Nathan)
7 Poetry Vocabulary Line- a single row of words in a poem Stanza- group of lines in a poem
8 Poetry Vocabulary Continued Speaker- the “narrator” of the poemPoet- the person who writes the poem (not always the same as the speaker)
9 Poetry Vocabulary Continued Symbol- anything that stands for or represents something else. A dove with an olive branch is a symbol for peace.
10 Poetry Vocabulary Continued Free Verse- poetry that doesn’t have a regular, rhythmical pattern pr meter.Metrical Verse- has a specific amount of syllables in each lineRhyme Scheme- the pattern of rhyming words in a poem
11 Poetry Vocabulary COntinued Sensory Language- language that appeals to the five senses (AKA Imagery)
12 Sound Devices Rhyme – repetition of sound at the end of words Rhythm – the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem (AKA meter)Repetition – the use of a sound, word, phrase, clause , or sentence more than onceOnomatopoeia - the use of words that imitate sounds (Crash, boom, splat, hiss)Alliteration – the repetition of sounds in the beginning of words (wind whispered in the woods)
13 Figurative LanguageMetaphors- compare two unlike things by stating that one thing is anotherSimiles – compare two unlike things using like or asPersonification- compares an object or animal to a human by giving the object or the animal human characteristics
14 Narrative vs Lyric Poetry Narrative PoetryLyric PoetryNarrative poetry tells a story in verse. Narrative poems often have elements similar to those in a short story, such as plot and characters.Lyric poetry expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verse
15 Identify Figurative Language 1)The willow’s branches are like silken thread 2) Let the rain sing you a lullaby 3) Fame is a bee 4) Abuelito who throws coins like rain 5) The half-grown chrysanthemums (flowers) stare up like accusers 6) Shiny as a copper doorknob Check the next slide to check your answers.
16 Wait…Did you skip to the next slide without completing the problems? Go back and do them! Evaluate whether or not you can identify the type of figurative language used in each line.
17 Answers 1)The willow’s branches are like silken thread simile 2) Let the rain sing you a lullaby personification3) Fame is a bee metaphor4) Abuelito who throws coins like rain simile5) The half-grown chrysanthemums (flowers) stare up like accusers personification6) Shiny as a copper doorknob simile