Set A1. Sofia had hard time thinking about the decision that would change her life forever.2. Blackie was accidentally locked inside his dog house. Set B 1. I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree2. Though this be the last pain that she makes me suffer And these the last verses that I write for her
What have you noticed with the two sets of sentences?
What comes into yourmind when you hear the word poetry or poem?
What is Poetry?Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response. Poetry has been known to employ meter and rhyme.
Facts about Poetry1. The Epic of Gilgamesh, written thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia, is the oldest extant poem.2. One of the key areas of study in poetry is “prosody,” the study of meter and rhythm.3. Aristotle believed there were three categories of poetry: epic, tragic, and comic.
4. The haiku is one of the shortest forms of poetic writing. Originating in Japan, a haiku poem is only seventeen syllables, typically broken down into three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.5. World War One more than any other war is associated with the so-called „war poets‟. The poems written by men such as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke, amongst others, is as poignant today as it was both during the war and immediately after it.
History of PoetryPoetry as an art form predates literacy.Some of the earliest poetry is believed tohave been orally recited or sung.Following the development ofwriting, poetry has since developed intoincreasingly structured forms, thoughmuch poetry since the late 20th centuryhas moved away from traditional formstowards the more vaguely defined freeverse and prose poem formats.
The earliest literature of theancient peoples, such as theEgyptians and the Sumerians, waspoetry, including epics celebratingthe adventures of heroes, balladsrecounting the history of the racein the dim past, and songsexpressing the joys, sorrows, andfears of the people who spokethrough the poet.
Significance Of Poems & Poetry1. Voices Your Thoughts2. Reveals Reality3. Expresses Beauty4.Depicts Historical Events
Luis Ponce de León was aSpanish lyricpoet, Augustinian friar andtheologian andacademic, active during theSpanish Golden Age. Hewas greatly interested inthe classics and madeSpanish translations of theworks of Greek and Latinwriters. He has a deepinfluence upon Spanishliterature and even uponpoets and writes in theother lands.
The Life Removed How tranquil is the life Of him who, shunning the vain worlds uproar, May follow, free from strife, The hidden path, of yoreChosen by the few who conned true wisdoms lore! For he, with thoughts aloof, By proud mens great estate is not oppressed. Nor marvels at the roof Of gold, built to attest The Moors skill, that on jasper pillars rest.
He heeds not though fame raise His name afar on wings of rumour flung, He cares not for the praise Of cunning flatterers tongue,Nor for what truth sincere would leave unsung. What boots it my contentThat the vain voice of fame should favour me, If in its service spent I find myself to be Vexed by dull care and gnawing misery?
O hill, O stream, O field, O solitary refuge of delight, Since my bark now must yield To storm, your solace brightI seek and flee this seas tempestuous might. Sleep broken by no fearBe mine, and a day clear, serene, and free, Shunning the look severe, Lofty exceedingly, Of him whom gold exalts or ancestry.
May the birds awake With their sweet, unpremeditated song, And those dark cares forsake That eer to him belong Who lives not in his independence strong! I to myself would live,To enjoy the blessings that to Heaven I owe, Alone, contemplative, And freely love forgo,Nor hope, fear, hatred, jealousy eer know.
And while in miseryOthers are pledged to fierce ambitions throng, Afire insatiably For power that stays not long, May I in pleasant shade recite my song; Yea, lying in the shade,My brow with bay and ivy immortal crowned, My ear attentive made To the soft, tuneful sound Of zither touched by fingers skill profound.
Vocabulary WordsUproar- state of commotion, excitement, or violent disturbanceSample Sentence: The town was in an uproar over the proposal to build a jail.Yore-time past and especially long pastSample Sentence: The yore of her childhood years still hunts her at the moment.
Con- to study or examine closelySample Sentence: Lorie likes having con on the world‟s most hideous secrets.Aloof -removed or distant either physically orSample Sentence: They tried to keep aloof from the politics of the day.Vexed- debated or discussed at lengthSample Sentence: She was feeling somewhat vexed over the RH Bill.
Solace- to give comfort to in grief or misfortune ; CONSOLE; to make cheerfulSample Sentence: I solaced myself with a book while I waited for the bus.Tempestuous- of, relating to, or resemblingSample Sentence: in terms of social change, the 1960s are generally considered the most tempestuous decade in recent American history.Unpremeditated- characterized by not fully conscious willful intent and a measure of forethought and planning.Sample Sentence: She has unpremeditated preparations for her speech that is why she lost the contest.
Contemplative- marked by or given to contemplation; specifically : of or relating to a religious order devoted to prayer and penanceSample Sentence: She joined a contemplative order of nuns.Throng- a crowding together of many personsSample Sentence: He grabbed a megaphone and addressed the vast throng.Insatiable- incapable of being satisfiedSample Sentence: Her desire for knowledge was insatiable.Bay- reddish brownSample Sentence: The bay dress suits her body perfectly.
Direction: Write TRUE if the statement is correct and FALSE if otherwise
1. Poetry is often closely related tomusical traditions, and much of it can be attributed to religious movements.TRUE
2. The oldest surviving poem isthe Epic of Gilgamesh, from the 4th millennium BC in Sumer , which was written in papyrus script.FALSE
3. Aristotle believed there were three categories of poetry: epic, tragic, and drama.FALSE
4. Luis Ponce deLeón, was a Spanish lyric poet, Dominican friarFALSE
5. Poetry since the late 18th century has moved away fromtraditional forms towards the more vaguely defined free verse and prose poem formats.FALSE
Identify what is being asked.(Significance of Poetry)
6. Through poetry, one can lend voiceto ones thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Poetry allows you to visualize things from the eyes of the writer, thus marking the importance of writing poetry.Voices Your Thoughts
7. Poetry is another form ofexpressing beauty andrevealing your feelings. Afancy art in itself.Expresses Beauty
8. Poetry has been in existencesince ages. Poems from the ancient historical eras give us a glimpse of the previous generations, right from depicting historical events to the primeval lifestyles.Depicts Historical Events
9. Real people, or precisely real poets, write poetry to express their real emotions which are otherwise difficult to reveal in words.Reveals Reality
10. How many stanzas do thepoem “The Life Removed” has?Ten (10)