Poetry A poem is created by putting words together in an interesting way to express a feeling, create a mental picture, tell a story, or make a sound. Poetry entertains the ears and the eyes.
Poems Everywhere Poems can be found in many places. They are in your reading book and in lots of places in and out of school. You might have a collection of poems in one book all written by the same author, like this book by Shel Silverstein~
Or you might find a collection of poems, written by various authors, but printed in the same book. This is called an anthology .
Poetry Parts: Verse and Stanza Verse ~ usually means a line of poetry, but sometimes means a whole poem: Dust of Snow by Robert Frost The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I rued.
The repetition of consonant sounds in nearby words, especially at the ends of words, as in
blank and think
strong and string
Free Verse or Unrhymed Verse Free verse or unrhymed poems do not rhyme or have regular rhythm. American Walt Whitman was one of the first poets to publish free verse poems. I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam, The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work… ~(From I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman)
The rusty spigot sputters, utters a splutter, spatters a smattering of drops, gashes wider; slash, splatters, scatters, spurts, finally stops sputtering and plash! gushes rushes splashes clear water dashes. ~ by Eve Merriam
Onomatopoeia is fun to say and easy to remember! It is the imitation of sounds in word form.