WHAT IS POETRY?Poetry is the rhythmicalcomposition, written or spoken, by elevated emotions. Basically, poetry is expressing yourself in writing means or speaking. Poetry doesn’t HAVE to rhythmic, actually most poets don’t write in rhythm any longer.
TYPES OF POETRY There are many different Tanka types of poetry that many Sonnetdifferent authors like to use.Here are some of the most common kinds: Rondeau JintishiOde Sestina Villanelle Haiku Sijo Pantoum How many of these have you heard of ?
PARTS OF A POEM Line- A line is one straight line Example:of the poem. When the line A line -> The bird is flying west, To see his loving familyends, the words start on the next All four lines= But does the family remember?line. One stanza Where will he go otherwise? He sees his mom, dad, sister, They rush to see him Stanza- A group of lines form They remember everything,to make a stanza. These are like Every moment he’s been gone.the paragraphs of the poem.
E N D S T O P P E D V S. E N JA M M E DAn End-stopped line is Example:one that ends with The bird is flying west, < End-stoppedpunctuation. To see his loving family < Enjammed But does the family remember? Where will he go otherwise?An enjammed line is He sees his mom, dad, sister,when the line continues They rush to see himto the next line to They remember everything, Every moment he’s been gone.continue a thought.
H OW T O I N T E R P R E T A P O E MYou can do so any way you sochoose! Many poems have manydifferent interpretations!One person could think it’s sad,and another could think it’s happy!
FAMOUS POETS AND POEMS I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda I carry your heart with me by E. E. Cummings Fast rode the knight by Stephen Crane The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe There is another sky by Emily Dickinson A Girl by Ezra Pound Messy Room by Shel Silverstein
RHYTHMS OF POETRY Poetry can Iambic have many different Trochaic rhythms to it. Spondaic Here are some of the different Anapestic rhythms that Dactylic many famous poets use:
RHYTHM CONT. Rhythms are interesting, but sometimes very hard things to use. I rhythm can add great depth to a poem, or make the poem sound just plain silly so be careful if you do choose to use it!
Homework Find a famous poem from a famous author that you like. Print it out, bring it to class and share it with the class. Tell us what you think about it, what you think it means, and any other indications the author may have had.