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Writing Poetry In Lesson 38 you will: 1. Understand the poetry genre. 2. Analyze free verse poetry. 3. Practice writing free verse poetry.
1. Poetry looks different: You can recognize them easily. They are written in lines or stanzas (groups of lines). They can be short or long. What is poetry? Poetry is different from prose (regular writing). Here are some things that make poetry special. The Poetry Genre
My Ancestor I look in the mirror And what do I see? I see an image of someone That looks a little like me. Could it be the face Or maybe the hair? I know who it is now: It’s my great-great-grandma Claire. ~Phil Ryan
2. Poetry speaks to the heart and mind: You can enjoy a poem for the information it shares. (speaks to the mind) You can enjoy a poem for how it makes you feel. (speaks to the heart) This is its greatest appeal! The Poetry Genre
3. Poetry says a lot in a few words: Poets create word pictures with carefully chosen words using the senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and physical feelings connected to their subject or topic. The Poetry Genre
Example: I was standing on the street when… The rusty old black station wagon (sight) grunted rack-a-bump-she-bang, (sound) and heated up my cool spot of air, (physical feeling) and spewed oily smoke (smell) all over my mustard-covered foot-long hot dog. (sight) ~Anne-Marie Oomen
4. Poetry says things in special ways: Poets sometimes create word pictures by making comparisons. This is where you will find many figurative language forms. The Poetry Genre
Rain Wet Little Chicken Pox On the Window ~Cassie Hoek A gentle wind at night is My wispy grandmother. ~Tim Capewell Figurative Language
5. Poetry pleases the ear: Poets carefully arrange their words and choose their words carefully to create the right sound to the ear and image to the heart and mind. Some sounds are repeated to create a pleasing sound that helps carry their message. The Poetry Genre
Purple Poems Quiet purple clouds rolled in. Purple rain drops drip from the clouds. Smooth purple shells wash in with the waves. Purple lightning strikes a tree. Purple poems litter the field. ~Katlyn McKalson
What is free-verse poetry? Free verse poetry does not follow any specific form, and it usually does not rhyme. It allows the poet to have complete control over the poem without having to follow any conventions. Writing Poetry
What is free-verse poetry? Free verse poetry is also known to be called modern poetry, contemporary poetry or blank verse. We will look at some examples and analyze them together. Writing Poetry
The Light Keeper What makes this a free verse poem?
Free Verse Poetry Doors By Carl Sandburg What makes this a free verse poem?
Writing Poetry Bears Bears are creatures that slash their mighty claws to fish for their prey
Writing Poetry In the winter they lie like a rock and wait for the dawn of spring What makes this a free verse poem?
Free Verse Poetry A Noiseless Patient Spider By Walt Whitman What makes this a free verse poem?
Free Verse Poetry Vocabulary in poem: Promontory: a high point of land projecting over water or land. Filament: a thread, the spider’s web Ductile: easily shaped Gossamer: light and delicate A Noiseless Patient SpiderSpider
Free Verse Poetry Whitman creates an analogy between a spider with its ability to launch its web into the unknown with the human soul. What kind of filaments does the human soul send forth?
Free Verse Poetry Between Two Hills By Carl Sandburg What makes this a free verse poem?
Free Verse Poetry Features of a free verse poem: The lines do not follow a pattern. There is no rhyming. They do not follow regular writing conventions with CAPITALS and punctuation.
Free Verse Poetry Features of a free verse poem: They can be very short or very long. They sometimes read like prose (story-like). Poets choose where to stop each line for specific purpose to stress a feeling or cause a reaction.
How to get started… 1.Choose a topic of interest 2.Brainstorm the things you like about your topic. 3. Take your ideas about your topic and begin to place them carefully. Separate your ideas onto different lines to make your point or to emphasize your feelings or ideas. Writing Free Verse Poetry
How to get started… 4. Look over your words, add new words and phrases to make it more visually effective. 5. Add figurative language where it will be most helpful to create comparisons or descriptions. 6. Revise and edit after you have your ideas together. Writing Free Verse Poetry
Feline Folly By Mrs. Turner This is an example of one of my free verse poems. It is on a topic I found interesting and fun to write about, my cats!
Now it is your turn! Begin to practice writing free verse Poetry. You can write as many as you like. You are the poet and you have the control of how you want your poem to look and read. Assignment: Choose 3 topics to write about. Write 3 free verse poems in your journal. Follow the steps in this lesson and ENJOY! Writing Free Verse Poetry
Reading is Thinking Practice Read the following passage: Genesis 47:1-12, Message Bible Respond in your journal on the following: 1. What is the main idea of this passage? (Make sure you support your opinion by using the text.)
2. What connections did you make with the story of Joseph? What questions do you have? Share your connections and questions in the Discussion Forum with others taking this course!
3. Why did Pharaoh receive Joseph’s family so kindly? 4. Why did Pharaoh give the choicest land and jobs to Joseph’s family?
Writing Good-Bye, until next time! In our next lesson, we will continue our study of poetry. Until then, keep writing! Keep up your reading, too! Use the CROPQV to show reading is thinking!