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TYPES OF POETRY

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TYPES OF POETRY

  1. 1.  type of poetry that describespersonal experiences, feelings andthought.A. BalladB.EpicC. Metrical taleD.Metrical romance
  2. 2. a.) Ballad –simple narrative poem that tells about EMOTIONAL happenings
  3. 3. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Id rather be foolish than ghoulish, Id rather dress up as a clown;Id rather wear clothes with polka dot bows, Id much rather smile than frown. Id rather be kooky than spooky, Id rather be friendly than mean; Id rather go greeting than tricking and treating, Id rather have fun Halloween!
  4. 4. b. Epic – a longnarrative poem thattells about fictionalheroic acts Hiawathas Departure from The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow By the shore of Gitchie Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water, At the doorway of his wigwam, In the pleasant Summer morning, Hiawatha stood and waited.
  5. 5. c. Metrical tale– a narrative poem written in verse that tells a story created by imagination
  6. 6. Death bears a lonely face And seldom ever leaves a trace Of what once used to be; That of you and me. Death, when it appears,Brings sorrow, pain and tears. You know they cannot stayBut must forever pass away.
  7. 7. d. Metrical romance–expresses love and admiration
  8. 8. A short poem intended to be sung. Itwas originally composed to beaccompanied by a lyre.A. ElegyB. HaikuC. OdeD.Sonnet
  9. 9. a. Elegy– lyric poem that dealswith life and death
  10. 10. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas GrayThe curfew tolls the knell of parting day,The lowing herd winds slowly oer the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
  11. 11. b. HaikuA Japanese poem consisting of 17syllables which is written in 5-7-5syllables in three lines
  12. 12. JUNEThe cricket calls tothe meadow, each evening hehears his echo sing.SEPTEMBERShadows bow to thesetting sun, pray to the skyfor blessings of light.OCTOBERArtist autumn comes,paints her blush across each tree,drops palette, and leaves.
  13. 13. c. Ode a lyric poem that can be rhymed or unrhymed whichusually addressed to aperson, place or thing with high emotions
  14. 14. A Lily of a day Is fairer far, in MayAlthough it fall and die that night; It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportionswe just beauties see;And in short measure, life may perfect be.
  15. 15. d. Sonnet a poem which consists of 14 linesand has rhyme and rhythm
  16. 16. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty’s rose might never die. But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feedst thy light’s flame with self-substantial fuel, Making a famine where abundance lies, Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel. Thou that art now the world’s fresh ornament And only herald to the gaudy spring, Within thine own bud buriest thy content And, tender churl, makst waste in niggarding. Pity the world, or else this glutton be, To eat the world’s due, by the grave and thee.
  17. 17. A poem that tells a storyintended to be performed

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