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Elements of Poetry
What is Poetry? <ul><li>Expression of emotion or ideas in an arrangement of words most often rhythmically </li></ul><ul><l...
Elements <ul><li>Simile </li></ul><ul><li>Onomatopoeia </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphor </li></ul><ul><li>Idiom </li></ul><ul><l...
Simile <ul><li>Compares one thing to another using “like” or “as” </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>The milk t...
Onomatopoeia <ul><li>Using words that sound like their meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>buzz  splat  ...
Metaphor <ul><li>A comparison between two things which does not use like or as. </li></ul><ul><li>May sound false at first...
Idiom <ul><li>A language familiar to a group of people. </li></ul><ul><li>The dialect of people or a region. </li></ul><ul...
Hyperbole <ul><li>A large exaggeration, usually used with humor.  </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Her feet w...
Assonance <ul><li>A repetition of vowel sounds within syllables with changing consonants. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li...
Alliteration <ul><li>Starting three or more words with the same sound. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>A sku...
Personification <ul><li>Assigning the qualities of a person to something that isn’t human. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </l...
Imagery <ul><li>The reader can picture the scene in his mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually appeals to the 5 senses. </li></ul...
Rhyme <ul><li>The repetition of sounds within different words, either end sound, middle or beginning.  </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Rhythm <ul><li>The flow of words within each meter or stanza. </li></ul><ul><li>Music, speech, or movements which are char...
Theme <ul><li>The message, point of view, and idea of the poem.  </li></ul><ul><li>The topic or subject. </li></ul><ul><li...
Bibliography <ul><li>Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online . Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.merriam-webster.co...
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Elements of poetry

  1. 1. Elements of Poetry
  2. 2. What is Poetry? <ul><li>Expression of emotion or ideas in an arrangement of words most often rhythmically </li></ul><ul><li>Using imagery and senses to express the way we feel about a subject </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t have to rhyme </li></ul>
  3. 3. Elements <ul><li>Simile </li></ul><ul><li>Onomatopoeia </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphor </li></ul><ul><li>Idiom </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperbole </li></ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Assonance </li></ul><ul><li>Alliteration </li></ul><ul><li>Personification </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythm </li></ul>
  4. 4. Simile <ul><li>Compares one thing to another using “like” or “as” </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>The milk tasted like pickles. </li></ul><ul><li>It was as dry as a bone. </li></ul><ul><li>Life is like a box of chocolates. </li></ul>Back to Elements
  5. 5. Onomatopoeia <ul><li>Using words that sound like their meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>buzz splat crash whoosh </li></ul><ul><li>moo pow chug whew </li></ul><ul><li>beep bam bang chirp </li></ul><ul><li>Buzz went the bees. </li></ul><ul><li>Moo said the cow. </li></ul>Back to Elements WHAM
  6. 6. Metaphor <ul><li>A comparison between two things which does not use like or as. </li></ul><ul><li>May sound false at first, but is a clever way to make a point. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>My love is a rose. </li></ul><ul><li>You are my sunshine. </li></ul><ul><li>America is a melting pot. </li></ul>Back to Elements
  7. 7. Idiom <ul><li>A language familiar to a group of people. </li></ul><ul><li>The dialect of people or a region. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>That was easy as pie. </li></ul><ul><li>Boy, my brain was cookin’. </li></ul><ul><li>Ya’ll comin’ to da party tonight? </li></ul>Back to Elements
  8. 8. Hyperbole <ul><li>A large exaggeration, usually used with humor. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Her feet were so big she could go water skiing without the skies. </li></ul><ul><li>You could have knocked me over with a feather. </li></ul>Back to Elements
  9. 9. Assonance <ul><li>A repetition of vowel sounds within syllables with changing consonants. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Tilting at windmills. </li></ul><ul><li>The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains. </li></ul>Back to Elements
  10. 10. Alliteration <ul><li>Starting three or more words with the same sound. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>A skunk sat on a stump. </li></ul><ul><li>Wendy worries about her weird wart. </li></ul><ul><li>She sells seashells by the seashore. </li></ul>Back to Elements
  11. 11. Personification <ul><li>Assigning the qualities of a person to something that isn’t human. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>The leaves danced in the wind. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity knocked on the door. </li></ul><ul><li>At precisely 6:30 a.m. my alarm clock sprang to life. </li></ul>Back to Elements
  12. 12. Imagery <ul><li>The reader can picture the scene in his mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually appeals to the 5 senses. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>I wandered lonely as a cloud. </li></ul><ul><li>A host of golden daffodils. </li></ul><ul><li>Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. </li></ul><ul><li>Beside the lake, beneath the trees. </li></ul>Back to Elements
  13. 13. Rhyme <ul><li>The repetition of sounds within different words, either end sound, middle or beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>Words having a sound similar to others. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>bat hat cat fat </li></ul><ul><li>lake snake fake rake </li></ul><ul><li>remain refrain regain </li></ul><ul><li>trim brim prim </li></ul>Back to Elements
  14. 14. Rhythm <ul><li>The flow of words within each meter or stanza. </li></ul><ul><li>Music, speech, or movements which are characterized by equal or regularly alternating beats. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Chicka-chicka boom chicka boom chicka boom </li></ul><ul><li>Da-da-da-dummmm, da-da-da-dummmm </li></ul>Back to Elements
  15. 15. Theme <ul><li>The message, point of view, and idea of the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>The topic or subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul>Back to Elements
  16. 16. Bibliography <ul><li>Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online . Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).&quot; Home . Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <https://www.georgiastandards.org/standards/>. </li></ul><ul><li>Ghare, Madhavi. &quot;Basic Elements of Poetry.&quot; Buzzle Web Portal: Intelligent Life on the Web . Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.buzzle.com/articles/basic-elements-of-poetry.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Images - Clip Art, Photos, Sounds, & Animations - Microsoft Office.&quot; Office - Microsoft Office . Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Literary Terms.&quot; The Nellen Family Jewels . Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/>. </li></ul>

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