What is poetry? rhythm, style, mood, sound devices, haiku, limericks, rhyming, thoughts, emotions, similes, metaphors, personification, tone, shapes, colors, beat, pattern, movement, imagery, alliteration, hyperbole, punctuation, onomatopoeia, laughter, tears, an expression of art through words
Although poems can take many forms, they do have some elements in common. Figurative Language Sound Devices Mood Rhythm Style
Figurative language includes similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole. Friendship by Emma Guest A friend is like a flower, a rose to be exact, Or maybe like a brand new gate That never come unlatched. A friend is like an owl, Both beautiful and wise. Or perhaps a friend is like a ghost, Whose spirit never dies. A friend is like a heart that goes Strong until the end. Where would we be in this world If we didn’t have a friend.
Some sound devices used in poetry are alliteration and onomatopoeia. Poems by Mother Goose Animals Daddy’s Gone A Hunting Bow-wow, says the dog Bye, baby bunting Mew, mew says the cat Daddy’s gone a-hunting Grunt, grunt, goes the hog Gone to get a rabbit skin And squeak goes the rat. To wrap baby bunting in. Tu, whu, says the owl, Quack, quack says the duck, And what the cuckoo says you know.
Mood refers to the feeling, spirit or tone of the poem. My Book Report Is Due Today My book report is due today. I haven’t finished yet. In fact, I haven’t started , which I’m coming to regret. I haven’t even read the book. I put it off so long. I thought I’d have a lot of time. It looks like I was wrong. I’d ask my older brother What this book is all about, But he’s already left for school and cannot help me out. I’d hustle to the movie store And rent the DVD, But I don’t even have the time To watch it on TV. I guess I’ll have to fake it And pretend I read the book. Then write a bunch of nonsense And assorted Gobblyedygook. It’s either that, or do the thing My conscience knows is right: I’ll claim I’m sick and stay at home and finish it tonight! -Kenn Nesbitt
Rhythm is the effect of certain patterns in repetition, timing, spacing, and accenting of words. A Limerick There was a young man from Peru Who found a large fly in his stew. Said the waiter, “Don’t shout And wave it about Or the rest will be wanting one too!”
Style is characterized by the type of poem such as free verse, rhyming couplets, limerick, haiku, acrostic, etc. Day Bright, sunny, Laughing, playing, doing, Up in the east, down in the west- Talking, resting, sleeping. Quiet, dark Night
Writing an original poem gives you a chance to share your feelings and create pictures in the minds of readers with carefully chosen words. Winter Poem- by Nikki Giovanni once a snowflake fell on my brow and I loved it so much I kissed it and it was happy and called its cousins and brothers and a web of snow engulfed me then I reached to love them all and I squeezed them and they became a spring rain and I stood perfectly still and was a flower
Winter Winter has arrived Trees are empty sticks Waiting for the spring