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    How to write a poem How to write a poem Presentation Transcript

    • How to Write a
      Poem
    • POEM
      What makes a poema ?
    • lines
    • Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,Old Time is still a-flying:And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying.
      The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he 's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he 's to setting.
      (Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
    • Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: and this same flower that smiles to-day to-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, the higher he 's a-getting, the sooner will his race be run, and nearer he 's to setting.
    • the poet decides where the lines end
    • It affects …
    • How the poem looks to us on the page
    • is there a lot of w h i t e s p a c e,
      lightness
      air
      breathe
    • are the words packed solidly together?
    • It affects how fastor s l o w l ywe read,
    • P A U S E
      where we when we're reading.
    • It makes certain wordsstandout
    • PAUSE for PUNCTUATION
      Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,Old Time is still a-flying:
    • EMPHASIS
      But being spent, the worse, and worst Times still succeed the former.
    • Create!