When poetry is put to music, these are called LYRICS .
When lyrics are written in honour of God, they are called HYMNS.
Some poetry, such as that written by Australian bush poets , was also sung in the form of BALLADS .
Poetry can rhyme or not…
Simple poetry usually follows particular patterns and rules.
When poetry rhymes, it follows rules about which words or end words rhyme with which line.
Poetry is usually written just as words or phrases put together, not complete sentences.
Poetry is sometimes organised into paragraphs, called stanzas.
There are many types of poems that you may have heard of:
Limericks – see more…
Alliteration – repeating the first sound as often as possible.
Stanza – a paragraph within a poem.
Ballad – Australian bush poets wrote poems and then set them to music. Eg Waltzing Matilda.
Lyrics – Poems that are sung.
Narrative Poetry – Poems that tell a story (eg ballads)
POEM (or POETRY) - a written text with rhythm usually using figurative language and expressing or evoking emotion.
Figurative Language – words that put pictures in your mind.
Simile – Figurative language where two things are compared using “like” or “as”.
Metaphor – Figurative language where two things are compared without using “like” or “as”.
Haiku A Japanese poem composed of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Haiku reflects on some aspect of nature.
Rhyme - A rhyme has the repetition of the same or similar sounds at the end of two or more words most often at the ends of lines.
Rhythm – the “beat” of the poem.
Couplet - A couplet has rhyming stanzas each made up of two lines.
BLANK VERSE - Any unrhyming verse
FREE VERSE - Refers to poetry that does not follow a structured form
HAIKU - A poem of seventeen syllables arranged in three lines.
ONOMATOPOEIA - the use of words whose sounds seem to express their meanings: "hiss," "buzz," "bang," etc.
Let’s have some fun!
Link to this site BUGS and do activity #1 on the Paint Program.
When you are finished go to this site BUGS#2 and do activity#4.
Alliteration is when the first sound of words is repeated. This can be used on its own as a stand-alone poem or lines of alliteration can be put into other poems.
EXAMPLES OF THIS:
Peter Piper picked a peck of
Wonderful William wobbles
wearily down windy, westerly
Marvelous Millie makes magic
Limerick A short sometimes rude, humorous poem of consisting of five lines. Lines 1, 2, and 5 of a Limerick have seven to ten syllables and rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 have five to seven syllables and also rhyme with each other. Need to find out more about Limericks ?