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  • 1. What is… … POEtRY? An Expression of Feeling An Insight A discovery It is about life
  • 2. Is this it? The proper definition of poetry? If it is… then class dismissed But it is not– OH NO IT IS NOT! For if it is Then there should be No point trying to understand Poetry For poetry is one bitch Hard to understand. Poetry is a Bitch
  • 3. Don’t ya freakin’ dare shackle poetry with definitions Coz’ even the greatest and most ancients Of writers DISAGREE As to what or how POETRY Is ---GOT THAT? DAWG?
  • 4. Poetry is not all about you Poetry is not all about me Poetry is not all about sadness Poetry is not all about bliss Poetry is not all about life Poetry is not all about death BUT…ON A PHILOSOPHICAL NOTE
  • 5. We should not even say that poetry is all about EVERYTHING because poetry can also be about NOTHINGNESS
  • 6. So why the hell do we bother ourselves in trying to find a limited definition for poetry? Why not just agree with what the definitions the ancients gave? Because the point is the definition itself-- LIMITED! If we limit poetry to a certain definition, I bet my ass that there would be no…
  • 7. Shakespeare
  • 8. Balagtas
  • 9. No Gloc- 9 even
  • 10. And if poetry is limited to a certain definition, then there would be no… Shijing Vedas Zoroastrian Gathas Homeric epics Iliad and the Odyssey Epic of Gilgamesh Virgil's AeneidRamayana and Mahabharata Canterbury Tales Oku no Hosomichi Biblical poetry Paradise Lost SonnetsThe Raven Edgar Allan Poe Robert Frost Andrew Marvell Homer William Shakespeare John Milton Jean Racine, Phèdre Beowulf Chaucer Divine Comedy Alexander Blok Tanka Haiku Ode Rumi Narrative poetry Juan Ruiz Alexander Pope Alexander Pushkin Epic of King Gesar Derek WalcottDramatic poetry Satirical poetry John Dryden John Wilmot Lyric poetry John Donne Antonio Machado Francisco Baltazar Jose Rizal Elegy Jan Kochanowski Thomas Gray Percy Bysshe Shelley Louis Gallet Virginia Woolf Emily Dickenson Robert Henryson Prose poetry Aloysius Bertrand John Keats Home Burial Ramayana William Jones Soyinka Neruda Elizabethan sonnets Aristotle 's Poetics alliteration onomatopoeia rhythm ambiguity symbolism , irony metaphor simile metonymy Goethe Mickiewicz Rumi modern poetry Aristotle epic poetry Matsuo Bashō religious poetry love poetry comic
  • 11. Let’s try to look into some definitions of poetry from some of the best that we study in school.
  • 12. Wordsworth defined poetry as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" Emily Dickinson said, "If I read a book and it makes my body so cold no fire ever can warm me, I know that is poetry;" Dylan Thomas defined poetry this way: "Poetry is what makes me laugh or cry or yawn, what makes my toenails twinkle, what makes me want to do this or that or nothing." Got my point? They live poetry according to their own definitions.
  • 13. Maybe the distinguishing and vital definition of poetry is its opposition to be limited into one definition– it does not want to be boxed. However this should not stop us in trying to understand Poetry
  • 14. Before doing anything we want with poetry, we need to at least understand it a little– or much better, a lot! Before we break the rules on poetry, we need to know them first– knowing two or three rules is enough. Before we write in our style and disregard what has been laid as the standards, we need to know at least a couple of styles in poetry Some simple ideas you need to know
  • 15. One important characteristics of poetry is ECONOMY OF THE LANGUAGE U N R E L E N T I N G L Y c R I T I C A L
  • 16. Making him/her realize the truth and beauty of the words Poetry is EVOCATIVE It should arouse in the reader strong emotion J O y Poetry should have the ability to surprise the reader Like Keats said: "Beauty is truth. Truth, beauty. That is all ye know on Earth and all ye need to know." S O R R O w A N G E R C A T H A R S I S L O V E R E V E L A T I O N I N S I G H T
  • 17. In the study of language, there is this theory that the language evolves through time. Basing from this, so then should the language that will be used in your poetry. Think about this, Old English in today’s time?
  • 18. Telling this might sound poetic in a sense, but it is more cryptic when uttered today Thy love, ye higher man, verily I say unto thee is nothing but pure. “Didst thou sin?” So saith thy heart. So, what did you get? Shouldn’t poems give meaning instead of hide in antiquated words and expression?
  • 19. Don’t be a freaking EMO! Your being EMO can turn your poem into a suicide note… DUH! “My blood is pouring like the River I see nothing but color red I feel so empty, I’m dying forever Void feeling, it’s as if I’m dead.” I’m so sad, I’m so alone No one wants to be my friend They bully me and I’m on my own I’m so lonely, I feel no love My heart is empty I can’t feel my body Your poems can take on other and much better theme of emotions My blood is pouring like the river I see nothing except my biter I feel so happy, I feel so horny Edward Cullen is biting me Yours truly, Bella I’m sad, I’m alone No one is here and so I moan They couldn’t see it but I’m alone I held my stomach as it groans Oh no… here it comes One deep breathe, and finally… My butt farted on its own.
  • 20. Poets go well beyond careful conciseness and clarity. Poets consider a word's emotive qualities, its musical value, its spacing, and yes, even its spatial relationship to the page. The poet, through innovation in both word choice and form, seemingly rends significance from thin air. Bassit nga sa-u lang kanu As in, ‘di dapat malabo Siguro guitar player yung word Malapit kung sweet dance, malayo kung Gangnam style “And God said, let there be light… and there was light” Meaning was created out of nothing… …there were only God’s words.
  • 21. You have NO RIGHT to write about love if YOU have never experienced being LOVED, or BROKEN HEART if you never experienced being broken hearted, or even about faith and religion if you have no faith or religion.
  • 22. Poetry is no longer the same, static, stationary or boxed. Today, poetry is active, encompassing and dynamic.
  • 23. Consider the following: JAN et was quite ill one day. FEBrile trouble came her way. MAR tyr-like, she lay in bed; APR oned nurses softly sped. MAY be, said the leech judicial JUN ket would be beneficial. JUL eps, too, though freely tried, AUGured ill, for Janet died. SEP ulchre was sadly made. OCT aves pealed and prayers were said. NOV ices with ma'y a tear DEC orated Janet's bier. Acrostics
  • 24. Concrete poetry A style where in the poem takes the shape of the object it describes. It is a form of free verse where the writer is less concerned with counting syllables and lines.
  • 25. Graphic Poetry Combining poetry with images and illustrations Consider Literary Graphics
  • 26. This is also known as concrete poetry Your poems can be as like these, with graphics or the poem itself become the graphic. Illustrations are added to add impact or portray the poem in a new medium
  • 27. The Words became the illustration Poetry jumping from word to illustration and from illustration to word
  • 28. Theme can also affect the spacing and shape of the poem
  • 29. Words and letter can also be visually artistic but still expressive in meaning if printed right.
  • 30. The words of the poem go with the shape of the poem.
  • 31. How about adding images or illustrations in your poem?
  • 32. Ebon Heath A poet who uses this kind of style for his poetry
  • 33. How about trying to make your own lay-out for your own poem?
  • 34. Ever tried breaking even the rules of grammar to make a poem?