2 Poetry Elements of Poetry 1. Stanza: a group of lines within a poem 3. Rhyme scheme: the pattern of how lines in a poem rhyme4. Symbolism: the use of symbols to stand for certain ideas1. Stanza: a group of lines within a poem2. Repetition: a word or idea that is repeated
3 Excerpts from “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth StanzaExcerpts from “Daffodils” by William WordsworthI Wander'd lonely as a cloudThat floats on high o'er vales and hills,When all at once I saw a crowd,A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees,Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.For oft, when on my couch I lieIn vacant or in pensive mood,They flash upon that inward eyeWhich is the bliss of solitude;And then my heart with pleasure fills,And dances with the daffodils.
4 Repetition and Rhyme Scheme Excerpt from “The Weary Blues” by Langston HughesThump, thump, thump, went his foot on the floor.He played a few chords then he sang some more—“I got the Weary BluesAnd I can’t be satisfied.Got the Weary BluesAnd can’t be satisfied—I ain’t happy no mo’And I wish that I had died.”And far into the night he crooned that tune.The stars went out and so did the moon.The singer stopped playing and went to bedWhile the Weary Blues echoed through his head.He slept like a rock or a man that’s dead.
5 Excerpt from “Hidden Flame” by John Dryden SymbolismExcerpt from “Hidden Flame” by John DrydenI feed a flame within, which so torments meThat it both pains my heart, and yet contents me:'Tis such a pleasing smart*, and I so love it,That I had rather die than once remove it.Yet he, for whom I grieve, shall never know it;My tongue does not betray, nor my eyes show it.Not a sigh, nor a tear, my pain discloses,But they fall silently, like dew on roses.*sharp pain