Poetry is the most compressed form of literature . It is creative writing in verse rather than in sentences. It is the expression of ideas and feelings through a rhythmical composition of imaginative and beautiful words selected carefully for their sonorous effects which can evoke great depth of feelings as well as provoke new insights
does not follow any set pattern of rhyme, rhythm or verse structure
As soon as Wolf began to feel That he would like a decent meal, He went and knocked on Grandma's door. When Grandma opened it, she saw The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin, And Wolfie said, ``May I come in?'' Poor Grandmamma was terrified, ``He's going to eat me up!'' she cried .
And she was absolutely right. He ate her up in one big bite. But Grandmamma was small and tough, And Wolfie wailed, ``That's not enough! I haven't yet begun to feel That I have had a decent meal!'' He ran around the kitchen yelping, ``I've got to have a second helping!'' Then added with a frightful leer, ``I'm therefore going to wait right here Till Little Miss Red Riding Hood Comes home from walking in the wood.'' He quickly put on Grandma's clothes, (Of course he hadn't eaten those). He dressed himself in coat and hat. He put on shoes, and after that He even brushed and curled his hair, Then sat himself in Grandma's chair. In came the little girl in red.
``What great big ears you have, Grandma.'' ``All the better to hear you with,'' the Wolf replied. ``What great big eyes you have, Grandma.'' said Little Red Riding Hood. ``All the better to see you with,'' the Wolf replied.
He sat there watching her and smiled. He thought, I'm going to eat this child. Compared with her old Grandmamma She's going to taste like caviar.
Then Little Red Riding Hood said, ``But Grandma, what a lovely great big furry coat you have on .''
``That's wrong!'' cried Wolf. ``Have you forgot To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got? Ah well, no matter what you say, I'm going to eat you anyway.'' The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers. She whips a pistol from her knickers. She aims it at the creature's head And bang bang bang , she shoots him dead. A few weeks later, in the wood, I came across Miss Riding Hood. But what a change! No cloak of red, No silly hood upon her head. She said, ``Hello, and do please note My lovely furry wolfskin coat.''
Read the poem I love the Look of Words and identify the sensory images.
Complete the table on page 7
SENSE IMAGERY Sight Popcorn leaps, popping from the floor, black skillet, Black words, white page Touch hot Sound Popping, snapping Smell Sweet smell of butter Movement Leaps, snapping, Rushing Sliding gobbles Taste buttered popcorn
Poem to mud- Poem to ooze- Patted in pies, or coating the shoes. Poem to slooze- Poem to crud- Fed by a leak, or spread by a flood. Wherever, whenever, whyever it goes, Stirred by your finger or strained by your to es, There’s nothing sloppier , slipperier , floppier, There’s nothing slickier, stickier, thickier, There’s nothing quickier to make grown-ups sick ie r, Trulier coolier, Than wonderful mud .
IDENTIFY THE POETIC DEVICES POETIC DEVICE ELEMENTS Listen to the Rain The Apple’s Song Sound Devices Alliteration Assonance Onomatopoeia Rhyme Rhythm Figurative Language Simile Metaphor Personification
POETIC DEVICE ELEMENTS Listen to the Rain The Apple’s Song Sound Devices Alliteration pitter-patter splish and splash and splatter topsy-turvy roaring rain mishy mushy muddy r ound and r ound d izzy d issolve Assonance pitt e r-patt e r roar i ng pour i ng h u rl e y-b u rl e y l a sh i ng gn a sh i ng lightn i ng-flash i ng s o und i ng p o und i ng m u shy m u ddy p u ddle r o und and r o und d i zzy d i ssolve Onomatopoeia thunder-crashing pounding roaring rain Nil Rhyme End rhymes - refer to poem (words underlined) Internal rhymes - refer for poem (words in bold) Free verse – no rhyme Rhythm Has a patterned flow to the sound No patterned rhythm Figurative Language Simile Nil Nil Metaphor Nil peel me, curling round and round till I burst out cold and white from my tight red coat Personification Nil The apple has been given human qualities (refer to the underlined lines)