Introduction to poetry

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Introduction to poetry

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO POETRY Created by: Nthabiseng Ncamani
  2. 2. WHAT IS POETRY???
  3. 3. • POETRY IS AN IMAGINITIVE AWARENESS OF EXPERIENCE EXPRESSED THROUGH MEANING, SOUND, RYHTMIC LANGUAGE CHOICES SO AS TO EVOKE AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO THE READER.
  4. 4. THE ELEMENTS OF POETRY…
  5. 5. • THE ELEMENTS OF POETRY CAN BE DEFINED AS A SET OF INSTRUMENTS USED TO CREATE A POEM AND HAVE BEEN LINKED TO ANCIENT STORY TELLING. • THEY HELP BRING IMAGERY AND EMOTION TO POETRY, STORIES, AND DRAMAS.
  6. 6. STANZA • A UNIT OF LINES GROUPED TOGETHER. • SIMILAR TO A PARAGRAPH IN A STORY OR COMPREHENSION TEXT. • CONSITS OF TWO OR MORE LINES OOF POETRY THAT TOGETHER FORM ONE OF THE DIVISIONS OF POETRY.
  7. 7. TONE/MOOD… •THE ATTITUDE THE POET HAS TOWARDS HIS/HER SUBJECT.
  8. 8. IMAGERY… • IS THE REPRESENTATION OF THE FIVE SENSES: SIGHT, TOUCH, SMELL, HEAR, AND TASTE. • CREATES MENTAL PICTURES/IMAGES ABOUT A POEM’S SUBJECT.
  9. 9. VISUAL IMAGERY… • Descriptions that one can almost “picture” or visualize in one’s head while reading a poem.
  10. 10. AUDITORY IMAGERY… •Descriptions of sound that the reader can almost “hear” while reading a poem.
  11. 11. OLFACTORY IMAGERY… • This refers to the images of smell. • Descriptions of smell seem to come alive and the reader can almost “smell” the image created in the poem while reading.
  12. 12. TACTILE OR “PHYSICAL” IMAGERY… • Descriptions that convey a strong sense of touch or physical sensation that the reader can almost “feel” or “touch” while reading.
  13. 13. WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF THIS SESSION. PLEASE GO HOME AND IDENTIFY ONE OR MORE OR ALL, IF YOU CAN, OF ALL OF THE ELEMENTS OF POETRY WE HAVE DISCUSSED TODAY. WE WILL DISCUSS MORE ELEMENTS IN THE NEXT SESSION.
  14. 14. THE END !!!
  15. 15. REFERENCES… • • • • • http://www.slideshare.net/Christian_Mike/poetry-111207083006phpapp01 http://www.slideshare.net/Melyndee/poetry-presentation-3526526 http://www.slideshare.net/1aromagnoli/intro-to-poetry-types-and-terms http://learn.lexiconic.net/elementsofpoetry.htm http://www.education.gov.za/Curriculum/CurriculumAssessmentPolicyState ments/CAPSFETPhase/tabid/420/Default.aspx

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