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Introduction To Poetry Introduction To Poetry Presentation Transcript

    ZAK - SASER 2010
  • What is poetry?
    • a genre that is very different from prose and drama.
    • is distinguished by moving us deeply.
    • an expression of a vision that is rendered in a form intelligible and pleasurable to others and so likely to arouse kindred emotions.
    ZAK - SASER 2010
  • Uses words, pictures, to build sensory impressions and create images
    Plays with the sounds of words and rhythms of phrases
    Characteristics of a poem
    Usually intended to be read aloud
    Compresses ideas
    Meant to reveal the poet’s feelings
    Tells about ordinary events
    May stir up readers’ feelings
    ZAK - SASER 2010
  • Limericks
    • short sometimes bawdy, humorous
    • five lines. Lines 1, 2, & 5 - 7 to 10 syllables and rhyme with one another.
    • Lines 3 & 4 - 5 to 7 syllables & also rhyme with each other.
    • ex:  
    There was an Old Man with a gong,Who bumped at it all day long;But they called out, 'O law!You're a horrid old bore!'So they smashed that Old Man with a gong.
    Types of poetry
    • Japanese poem
    • three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.
    • ex : 
    Temple bells die out.
    The fragrant blossoms remain.
    A perfect evening!
    ZAK - SASER 2010
  • Cinquain
    • has five lines. Line 1 is one word (the title).
    • Line 2 -two words - describe the title.
    • L3 is three words that tell the action.
    • L 4 is four words that express the feeling.
    • L 5 is one word that recalls the title..
    Dinosaurs Lived once, Long ago, but Only dust and dream Remain
    Types of poetry
    ABC poem
    • has a series of lines that create a mood, picture, or feeling
    A lthough things are not perfectB ecause of trial or painC ontinue in thanksgivingD o not begin to blameE ven when the times are hardF ierce winds are bound to blow
    ZAK - SASER 2010
  • Acrostic Poem
    • uses a word for its subject.
    • each line of the poem begins with a letter from the subject word. This type of poetry doesn't have to rhyme.
    Shaboneeis where I go
    Computers, spirals, books, and more
    Homework every night
    On math, science, reading, and social studies
    Our class does lots of fun projects
    Learning never stops
    Types of poetry
    Concrete/Shape Poem
    • form a picture - based on the spacing of words. The pattern of the letters illustrate the meaning of the poem. It does not have to rhyme and can be of any length
    ZAK - SASER 2010
  • Elements of Poetry
    ZAK - SASER 2010
    ZAK - SASER 2010