Poetry Ajarn Steve
Poetry <ul><li>Poetry is difficult to define.  </li></ul><ul><li>Poems use words to paint a picture in your head. </li></u...
Poetry <ul><li>Traditional Poetry:  </li></ul><ul><li>A piece of literature written in meter; verse. </li></ul><ul><li>Sou...
Poetry <ul><li>Meter: poetic measure; arrangement of words in regularly measured, patterned, or rhythmic lines or verses. ...
William Shakespeare
Langston Hughes
Edgar Allan Poe
Robert Frost
Emily Dickinson
Simple, Four Line Rhyme <ul><li>Rhyming a,b, c, b: </li></ul><ul><li>Mary had a little lamb </li></ul><ul><li>Its fleece w...
Simple, four line rhyme <ul><li>Rhyming a,a,b,b: </li></ul><ul><li>Twinkle, twinkle little star </li></ul><ul><li>How I wo...
Simple, four line rhyme  <ul><li>Rhyming a, b, a, b: </li></ul><ul><li>The rain was like a  little mouse, </li></ul><ul><l...
Simple, four line rhyme <ul><li>Rhyming a, a, a, a: </li></ul><ul><li>Rain, rain, go away </li></ul><ul><li>Come again ano...
Cinquain <ul><li>A short poem consisting of five, usually unrhymed lines containing respectively two, four, six, eight and...
Cinquain <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Popcorn </li></ul><ul><li>Jumpy, bouncy </li></ul><ul><li>White, yellow and bu...
Haiku <ul><li>Japanese poem of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. </li></ul><ul><li>Syllable: a...
Haiku <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>The pond I used to  </li></ul><ul><li>Swim in has hardened now, but </li></ul><ul...
Free Verse Poetry <ul><li>Free verse: is a type of poetry that is  written without using strict meter, rhythm or rhyme, bu...
Free Verse Poetry <ul><li>Bring me all of your dreams, </li></ul><ul><li>You dreamers, </li></ul><ul><li>Bring me all of y...
Free Verse Poetry <ul><li>Free Verse Poetry has had a huge influence on hip hop and rap music.  </li></ul>
Sonnet  <ul><li>A poem of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter (stress is on the 2nd, 4th, 6th,  8th and 10th syllables ...
Ballad <ul><li>Ballad: A ballad is a narrative poem, usually set to music; thus, it often is a story told in a song. Any s...
Ballad <ul><li>The Ballad of the Landlord , which was written by Langston Hughes is an excellent example of a ballad. </li...
Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Line 1: 5 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Line 2: 7 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Line 3: 5 syllables </li>...
Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Clouds float slowly by </li></ul><ul><li>Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls </li></ul><ul><li>Silver, gray, ...
Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Bursting in bright hues </li></ul><ul><li>Splashing colors all about </li></ul><ul><li>Autumn leaves ...
Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Forest finery </li></ul><ul><li>Of purest green, fern boast their </li></ul><ul><li>Delicate beauty <...
Haiku Poetry <ul><li>In Haiku Poetry, the author’s purpose is to transform a seemingly common nature-related topics into s...
Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Haiku Poetry stresses the use of interesting and descriptive words in the elaboration of its subject....
Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Verbs: float, bursting, splashing, fall, boast. </li></ul><ul><li>Adjectives: fluffy, lumpy, silver, ...
Haiku Poetry: Sample Topics <ul><li>Types of weather: </li></ul><ul><li>Tornado </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricane </li></ul><ul>...
Cinquain <ul><li>Cinquain is a highly structured form of  poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>Must pay attention to word choice, wor...
True Cinquain <ul><li>1 word title (noun) 2 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>2 descriptive words (adjectives)4 syllables </li><...
True  Cinquain Example <ul><li>Friend/ship </li></ul><ul><li>Pre/cious, awe/some </li></ul><ul><li>Bright/ens gloom/y mo/m...
Poetry Webites <ul><li>http://www.poetry.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://famouspoetsandpoems.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www...
Poetry Websites <ul><li>http://www.poets.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.poetry-portal.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.p...
Author’s Note <ul><li>I did not write any of the poems in this presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>When it was possible, I cor...
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  1. 1. Poetry Ajarn Steve
  2. 2. Poetry <ul><li>Poetry is difficult to define. </li></ul><ul><li>Poems use words to paint a picture in your head. </li></ul><ul><li>A good poem brings out strong emotions in people. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Poetry <ul><li>Traditional Poetry: </li></ul><ul><li>A piece of literature written in meter; verse. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: American Heritage Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>(A traditional poem rhymes.) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Poetry <ul><li>Meter: poetic measure; arrangement of words in regularly measured, patterned, or rhythmic lines or verses. (Source: Dictionary.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Verse: A single metrical line in a poetic composition; one line of poetry. (Source: American Heritage Dictionary) </li></ul>
  5. 5. William Shakespeare
  6. 6. Langston Hughes
  7. 7. Edgar Allan Poe
  8. 8. Robert Frost
  9. 9. Emily Dickinson
  10. 10. Simple, Four Line Rhyme <ul><li>Rhyming a,b, c, b: </li></ul><ul><li>Mary had a little lamb </li></ul><ul><li>Its fleece was white as snow </li></ul><ul><li>And everywhere that Mary went </li></ul><ul><li>The lamb was sure to go. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Simple, four line rhyme <ul><li>Rhyming a,a,b,b: </li></ul><ul><li>Twinkle, twinkle little star </li></ul><ul><li>How I wonder what you are </li></ul><ul><li>Up above the world so high </li></ul><ul><li>Like a diamond in the sky. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Simple, four line rhyme <ul><li>Rhyming a, b, a, b: </li></ul><ul><li>The rain was like a little mouse, </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet, small and gray. </li></ul><ul><li>It pattered all around the house </li></ul><ul><li>And then it went away. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Simple, four line rhyme <ul><li>Rhyming a, a, a, a: </li></ul><ul><li>Rain, rain, go away </li></ul><ul><li>Come again another day </li></ul><ul><li>Little children want to play </li></ul><ul><li>So rain, rain, go away. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cinquain <ul><li>A short poem consisting of five, usually unrhymed lines containing respectively two, four, six, eight and two syllables. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Cinquain <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Popcorn </li></ul><ul><li>Jumpy, bouncy </li></ul><ul><li>White, yellow and bumpy </li></ul><ul><li>Jumbly, rumbly, hot and mushy </li></ul><ul><li>Popcorn. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Haiku <ul><li>Japanese poem of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. </li></ul><ul><li>Syllable: a unit of spoken language that consists of one or more vowel sounds alone. “Sun” is one syllable and “sunshine” is two syllables. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Haiku <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>The pond I used to </li></ul><ul><li>Swim in has hardened now, but </li></ul><ul><li>It is mine year round. </li></ul><ul><li>Andrea Baccigalupi (age 9) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Free Verse Poetry <ul><li>Free verse: is a type of poetry that is written without using strict meter, rhythm or rhyme, but is still recognized as poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Wikipedia </li></ul>
  19. 19. Free Verse Poetry <ul><li>Bring me all of your dreams, </li></ul><ul><li>You dreamers, </li></ul><ul><li>Bring me all of your </li></ul><ul><li>Heart melodies </li></ul><ul><li>That I may wrap them </li></ul><ul><li>In a blue cloud-cloth </li></ul><ul><li>Away from the too-rough fingers </li></ul><ul><li>Of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Langston Hughes </li></ul>
  20. 20. Free Verse Poetry <ul><li>Free Verse Poetry has had a huge influence on hip hop and rap music. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Sonnet <ul><li>A poem of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter (stress is on the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th syllables of each line), restricted to a definite rhyme scheme. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare wrote sonnets. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Ballad <ul><li>Ballad: A ballad is a narrative poem, usually set to music; thus, it often is a story told in a song. Any story form may be told as a ballad, such as historical accounts or fairy tales in verse form. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Wikipedia </li></ul>
  23. 23. Ballad <ul><li>The Ballad of the Landlord , which was written by Langston Hughes is an excellent example of a ballad. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Line 1: 5 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Line 2: 7 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Line 3: 5 syllables </li></ul>
  25. 25. Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Clouds float slowly by </li></ul><ul><li>Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls </li></ul><ul><li>Silver, gray, and white </li></ul>
  26. 26. Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Bursting in bright hues </li></ul><ul><li>Splashing colors all about </li></ul><ul><li>Autumn leaves must fall </li></ul>
  27. 27. Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Forest finery </li></ul><ul><li>Of purest green, fern boast their </li></ul><ul><li>Delicate beauty </li></ul>
  28. 28. Haiku Poetry <ul><li>In Haiku Poetry, the author’s purpose is to transform a seemingly common nature-related topics into something special or extraordinary using words. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Haiku Poetry stresses the use of interesting and descriptive words in the elaboration of its subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Nouns: clouds, cotton balls, hues, colors, autumn, leaves, forest, finery, ferns, beauty.) </li></ul>
  30. 30. Haiku Poetry <ul><li>Verbs: float, bursting, splashing, fall, boast. </li></ul><ul><li>Adjectives: fluffy, lumpy, silver, gray, white, bright, green, delicate. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Haiku Poetry: Sample Topics <ul><li>Types of weather: </li></ul><ul><li>Tornado </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricane </li></ul><ul><li>Spring rain </li></ul><ul><li>Thunder storm </li></ul><ul><li>Snow storm </li></ul>
  32. 32. Cinquain <ul><li>Cinquain is a highly structured form of poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>Must pay attention to word choice, word meaning, syllabication, and parts of speech, while at the same time expressing a meaningful message. </li></ul>
  33. 33. True Cinquain <ul><li>1 word title (noun) 2 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>2 descriptive words (adjectives)4 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>3 words that express action 6 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>4 words that express feeling 8 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>1 word (synonyms or reference to title in line 1) 2 syllables </li></ul>
  34. 34. True Cinquain Example <ul><li>Friend/ship </li></ul><ul><li>Pre/cious, awe/some </li></ul><ul><li>Bright/ens gloom/y mo/ments </li></ul><ul><li>Rain/bow’s treas/ure trove dis/cov/ered </li></ul><ul><li>Al/ways </li></ul>
  35. 35. Poetry Webites <ul><li>http://www.poetry.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://famouspoetsandpoems.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.poetseers.org </li></ul>
  36. 36. Poetry Websites <ul><li>http://www.poets.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.poetry-portal.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.poetrysociety.org </li></ul>
  37. 37. Author’s Note <ul><li>I did not write any of the poems in this presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>When it was possible, I correctly cited the author of each poem. </li></ul>
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