Presentation on theme: "What is Poetry???. Poetry is…Poetry is the most emotionally charged means of written expression and it consists of words arranged in patterns of sound."— Presentation transcript:
Poetry is…Poetry is the most emotionally charged means of written expression and it consists of words arranged in patterns of sound and imagery to spark an emotional, and intellectual, response from us (Russell, 176-177)
Poetry By Eleanor Farjeon What is Poetry? Who Knows? Not a rose, but the scent of the rose; Not the sky, but the light in the sky; Not the fly, but the gleam of the fly; Not the sea, but the sound of the sea; Not myself, but what makes me See, hear, and feel something that prose Cannot: and what it is who knows?
What makes a poem as poem? Imagery (five senses)-An Image is a group of words which presents an object or objects, and possibly some action, that appeals to the senses. – Taste – Sight – Sound – Touch – Smell
Describe a day at the beach using words related to your five senses
Figures of Speech Simile: a stated comparison, employing a connective such as "like" or "as“ Metaphor: an implied comparison, not directly stated with words such as "like" and "as“ Personification: human qualities are given to an inanimate object, an abstract idea, or a force of nature. “My love is like a red, red rose” (Robert Burn) “The rain came down in long knitting needles." (Enid Bagnold, National Velvet) “The Night was creeping on the ground! She crept and did not make a sound" (James Stephens)