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This presentation is for middle, high, or upper elementary school students. It introduces (and reviews) poetic form and structure, rhythm, meter, word choice, and author's purpose (conveyed by mood and tone). This presentation focuses on sound devices and figurative language and their use and application in poetry. May be accompanied with guided note handout and activities found on

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Revised Poetry Powerpoint.ppt

  2. 2. Poetry Poetry is an imaginative interpretation of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices intended to evoke an emotional response.
  3. 3. This Lesson will Address: 1. Figurative Language, Poetic Devices, and Imagery 3. Poetic Forms (Haiku, Limerick, Ballad, Free Verse 2. Poetic Structure (Rhyme, Rhythm, Repetition, and Meter) ) During this presentation, you will be expected to fill out your guided notes sheet whenever you see a blue box like this. You may summarize what is written, as long as you retain the meaning.
  4. 4. POETRY SPEAKS TO THE HEART Poetry asks the reader to feel something, not just think about it. You can tell how the poet feels about being alone in the following example: Silence is A friend in times of sorrow When all the amiable chatter in the world Brings no relief -Jennifer Karakka
  5. 5. POETRY SPEAKS TO THE SENSES Poets create word pictures that build an image in your mind. Notice how the following example appeals to your sense of sight: As night falls we head for bed, Great-grandma in her velvet, royal blue nightgown, Her silver hair like a moon in a night sky, Her curlers, when the light hits them just right, Sparkling like stars. -Carrie Materi
  6. 6. Noisy filled with laughter shrieking and quiet that is what cabin 8 sounds like. -Jaclyn Wohl
  7. 7. A cup of hot chocolate, Steaming, Its warm breath kissing my face. -Jennifer Karakkal http://greenlifesaver.files.wor hot-chocolate_413.jpg
  8. 8. POETRY LOOKS DIFFERENT FROM PROSE Poems are written in lines and stanzas (groups of lines), and they usually leave a lot of white space on a page. Here is a four-line stanza from a poem about a roller coaster: Chugging slowly to the top Waiting for that long, long drop My stomach turns into a knot. I focus on the parking lot. - Molly Jones lphea50plus/images/cartoon.jpg
  9. 9. POETRY SOUNDS DIFFERENT Poets pay special attention to sound in their work. Here are some of the techniques that make poems pleasing to the ear. Repeat words: I see water, I see sky, and I see sun. Rhyme words: Ever go away?. . . Happy every day. Repeat vowel sounds: Lonely old bones. Repeat consonant sounds: Sparkling silver stars. Use words that sound like what they mean: Eggs crack. Splat
  10. 10. Poem Basics Poems can be rhymed or unrhymed. Poems can be written by anyone about any topic. Poems consist of lines, NOT sentences. Two lines compose a couplet Four lines compose a quatrain White space separates stanzas, NOT paragraphs.
  11. 11. + Creating Sound in Poetry Poems are meant to be read aloud Why white space is important Sound devices: Alliteration Onomatopoeia Rhythm and Meter Rhyme
  12. 12. ALLITERATION When two or more words begin with the same consonant sound. Alliteration can be a the text , title, or a person/character’s name. Meghan made millions from writing marvelous mysteries. Ms. Zayas played the xylophone with zeal. Write your own alliterative sentence that includes your name.
  13. 13. CARING CATS Caring cats cascade off Laughing lamas Lounging. Underneath yelling yaks, Yelling at roaming Rats. By Rachael
  14. 14. Rain Rain races, Ripping like wind. Its restless rage Rattles like Rocks ripping through The air. ~By Jake
  15. 15. LAUGHING LIONS Laughing lions laugh like jumping jaguars on top of talking trees. When the talking trees start talking, the joking jaguars fall off. By Rachel teration.html
  16. 16. WIND WHISTLES Wind whistles through the air, while talking turtles shiver like sea horses while everyone is asleep. By Rachael
  17. 17. ONOMATOPOEIA Onomatopoeias are words that sound like the objects they name or the sounds those objects make. Words like buzz, swish, zip, boom, pop, splat. Zip goes the jacket. " Zip" is an onomatopoeia word because it sounds like a jacket is zipping up.
  18. 18. ONOMATOPOEIA How could you use onomatopoeia to describe these sounds?
  19. 19. +Rhyme The basic definition of rhyme is two words with the same end sound. Rhyme helps to unify a poem; it also repeats a sound that links one concept to another, thus helping to determine the structure of a poem.
  20. 20. Rhythm & Rhyme ■ Using more spirited language makes humorous situations even more humorous “The Porcupine” By Ogden Nash Any hound a porcupine nudges Can’t be blamed for harboring grudges. I know one hound that laughed all winter At a porcupine that sat on a splinter.
  21. 21. If you take away the rhythm and rhyme, the humor vanishes. Any hound that touches a porcupine Can’t be blamed for holding a grudge I know one hound that laughed all winter long At a porcupine that sat on a piece of wood
  22. 22. Auditory Appeal with Rhythm and Rhyme
  23. 23. + How did the rhyme and meter contribute to the performance? There are varieties of rhyme: ■ internal rhyme functions within a line of poetry ■ end rhyme occurs at the end of the line and at the end of some other line, usually within the same stanza if not in subsequent lines. ■ true rhymes (bear, care) ■ slant rhymes (lying, mine).
  24. 24. + In most traditional poetry, the rhyme is organized in patterns called rhyme schemes. Rhyme schemes are labeled according to their rhyme sounds. Every rhyme sound is given its own letter of the alphabet to distinguish it from the other rhyme sounds that may appear in the poem. For example, the first rhyme sound of a poem is designated as a. Every time that rhyme sound appears in the poem, no matter where it is found, it is called a. The second rhyme sound to appear in the poem is designated b.
  25. 25. + A Clumsy Young Fellow Named Tim There once was a fellow named Tim (A) whose dad never taught him to swim. (A) He fell off a dock (B) and sunk like a rock. (B) And that was the end of him. (A)
  26. 26. + There once was a big brown cat That liked to eat a lot of mice. He got all round and fat Because they tasted so nice. ABAB What is the rhyme scheme?
  27. 27. REPETITION Heart In our hearts, we have something special. In our hearts, somebody lives in there who you love so very much By Alex Repetition is the repeated use of a sound, word, or phrase.
  28. 28. Inside the ocean I see fish. Inside the waves I hear a splash. Inside the water I felt a fish. It seems so big, as big as a whale. It has to be, But then I see, It's a tuna fish. By Rachel This is repetition because it repeats "inside" more than once.
  29. 29. Hug O'War I will not play at tug o' war. I'd rather play at hug o' war, Where everyone hugs Instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles And rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, And everyone grins, And everyone cuddles, And everyone wins. ~Shel Silverstein
  30. 30. Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too Went for a ride in a flying shoe. "Hooray!" "What fun!" "It's time we flew!" Said Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.
  31. 31. Ickle was captain, and Pickle was crew And Tickle served coffee and mulligan stew As higher And higher And higher they flew, Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.
  32. 32. Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too, Over the sun and beyond the blue. "Hold on!" "Stay in!" "I hope we do!" Cried Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.
  33. 33. Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle too Never returned to the world they knew, And nobody Knows what's Happened to Dear Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too. ~Shel Silverstein
  34. 34. ACT Flick, the lights go on, Clap! Shout! The show must go on Screech, bump, the microphone’s gone! Click, clack, goes the shoes Swoosh, creak, the curtains open Ding, dong, the bells ring Ting, Tang, the triangles go, “And they lived happily ever after.” Laughter, cheering, “encore” the show is done.
  35. 35. Senses in language Language can make reference to any or all senses by deliberate use of appropriate sensory words. Note that these can be both direct description and also sensory metaphors. Sensory language – is writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the five senses.
  36. 36. SENSORY IMAGES An apple, for example, might be described "juicy and tart." The words "juicy and tart" appeal to your sense of taste. "The rolling rumble and crash" of thunder, on the other hand, appeals to your sense of hearing. Imagery may appeal to any of your senses. Help the reader see, hear or feel things. Sensory images are details that appeal to the senses.
  37. 37. SIGHT The visual sense is referenced by talking about light and dark, shades and hues, visible shape and appearance. Her brilliant red blouse fitted her slim figure like a glove.
  38. 38. SOUND Auditory senses are triggered by reference to loudness, timbre, actual words spoken, and so on. He shouted harsh approval at the sound of her pure warbling Italian soprano.
  39. 39. FEELING Tactile feeling and emotional feeling are closely connected, as we sense our emotions as tensions and other physical bodily experiences. His heart thumped as he grasped the meaning of her smile.
  40. 40. TASTE AND SMELL Our gustatory senses are closely linked and are often used in the metaphoric sense. She could stomach his words no longer and smelled a bitter rat in his intent. Smell in particularly is powerfully evocative sense and can easily trigger early memories.
  41. 41. I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive. I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem's room and feel the walls for a light switch. I want them to waterski across the surface of a poem waving at the author's name on the shore. But all they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with rope and torture a confession out of it. They begin beating it with a hose to find out what it really means. “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins
  42. 42. IMAGERY POEMS Imagery poems draw the reader into poetic experiences by touching on the images and senses which the reader already knows. The use of images in this type of poetry serves to intensify the impact of the work.
  43. 43. Reflections Into the crystal pool I gazed to see The fleeting glimpse of a white-tailed deer So pure, so free Beneath a sapphire sky with clouds She emerges from a wooded glen So cautious and delicate With tiny fawn beside and cowering While towering pines trembled and swayed As if almost knowing And a bold hawk perches and spies A shimmering silver trout leaps Graceful and splendid His dive breaking my gaze into the water And I glace again to see Myself - 1984
  44. 44. Crystal Cascades Soft upon my eyelashes Turning my cheeks to pink Softly falling, falling Not a sound in the air Delicately designed in snow Fading away at my touch Leaving only a glistening drop And its memory - 1984
  45. 45. Simile Simile is when you compare two things that are unlike with words such as"like" or "as.“ He was as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
  46. 46. Stars They are like flashlights in the night sky; God’s little helpers guiding us on our journeys. Stars are as bright as a lighthouse on an icy, ocean night; they are like guardians committed to bringing you home. The Base Stealer by Robert Francis Poised between going on and back, pulled Both ways taut like a tight-rope walker, Fingertips pointing the opposites, Now bouncing tiptoe like a dropped ball, Or a kid skipping rope, come on, come on! Running a scattering of steps sidewise, How he teeters, skitters, tingles, teases, Taunts them, hovers like an ecstatic bird, He’s only flirting, crowd him, crowd him, Delicate, delicate, delicate, delicate – Now!
  47. 47. Metaphor A metaphor states that something is something or someone else. It is a comparison, but it does not use like or as. “It's raining cats and dogs"
  48. 48. Life is a mountain, filled with switchbacks and rock slides and few straight paths to the top
  49. 49. Bat My son is a bat. His eyes blink when darkness comes. His body stirs with life. His limbs gorge with blood as he sets out through the cave of night his roof the stars the moon a big white eye watching. Attracted by the false lights he mingles with his batty friends weaving in and out of nightclubs endless parties each other’s places till sensing the sudden ebb of darkness he flutters home a cloaked Dracula to the hollow of his room where he will sleep all day
  50. 50. + Pineapple Pizza by Emma Zayas Some things just don’t mix. Like pineapples and pizza. My delicious, mouthwatering Italian dish has been tainted by the sweet, tart, tangy yellow fruit. Give me pepperoni, give me sausage or ham. Layers of mozzarella and tomato sauce Even onions or mushrooms would be the jelly to this peanut butter sandwich. But keep your crusty chunks of sun-colored tropical meat off my pizza pie. When I open that red and white box hand-delivered from the man in the silly hat with the name tag I don’t want my circle of deliciousness poisoned by your dried-up fruit punch. When I rip off a bite of that melty chewy goodness I want to taste little Italy not the Caribbean island breezes and sandy air This isn’t a Hi C. It’s no fruit salad. There are no coconuts or cherries on this menu. Keep your pineapples on the island. And off of my pizza.
  51. 51. + Sushi Rolls by Emma Zayas Perfectly rolled circles of crunchy beads of rice Seaweed the color of boiled grass Little chunks of pink fleshy fish tucked in the middle like a child snuggled in his bed. Two slender sticks like ivory elephant tusks reach down. Poking, prodding the pearly white mounds I examine the sushi like a geologist analyzes a pebble. I inhale the aroma of cold spoiled salad Crunch, smash I chew the chunks. Hmm… needs a little sauce.
  52. 52. + Chili by Emma Zayas Dice the onion “chop chop” Brown the beef “sizzle pop” Drain the grease “drip drop” Chili’s almost ready! Add the spices “spritz sprinkle” A dash of salt, a hint of garlic powder A little cilantro for that extra “pow” Set the table! A dusting of cheese and plop of sour cream Bowl, spoon, garlic bread on the side The chunky red lake of heavenly soup awaits. Chili’s ready!
  53. 53. httplay the keys it is likeFlying your fingers across p:// Piano Playing the piano is like A bird soaring in the Sky. When you the Piano. The notes are like Clouds drifting through the sky. ■ By Autumn
  54. 54. Guess what the title (or topic) of the following poems are by the metaphor clues.
  55. 55. O LITTLE soldier with the golden helmet, What are you guarding on my lawn? You with your green gun And your yellow beard, Why do you stand so stiff? There is only the grass to fight! ~ Hilda Conkling Dandelion
  56. 56. A silver-scaled Dragon with jaws flaming red Sits at my elbow and toasts my bread. I hand him fat slices, and then, one by one, He hands them back when he sees they are done. ~William Jay Smith A Toaster
  57. 57. In the grey evening I see a long green serpent With its tail in the dahlias It lies in loops across the grass And drinks softly at the faucet. I can hear it swallow. ~Beatrice Janosco The Garden Hose
  58. 58. A filing cabinet of human lives Where people swarm like bees in tunnelled hives Each to his own cell in the covered comb, Identical and cramped -- we call it home. ~Gerald Raftery Apartment Building
  59. 59. + Irony - An attitude, reaction, intention, or event that is contrary to what is expected. Basically, something ends up being the opposite of what you think.
  60. 60. + Irony in Poetry Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim. And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he fluttered pulses when he said, "Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked. Richard Cory, by Edwin Arlington Robinson And he was rich, yes richer than a king And admirably schooled in every grace In fine, we thought that he was everything To make us wish that we were in his place So on we worked, and waited for the light And went without the meat, and cursed the bread; And Richard Cory, one calm summer night Went home and put a bullet through his head.
  61. 61. +Personification Personification is a figure of speech that can be found in many forms of poetry. Personification allows inanimate objects to have human qualities. She stumbled over the chair, which in turn did a lovely jig across the room. The microwave let me know my dinner was ready. The laundry waved at us from the clothesline.
  62. 62. + Two Sunflowers Move in the Yellow Room. "Ah, William, we're weary of weather," said the sunflowers, shining with dew. "Our traveling habits have tired us. Can you give us a room with a view?” They arranged themselves at the window and counted the steps of the sun, and they both took root in the carpet where the topaz tortoises run. - William Blake (1757-1827)
  63. 63. Humor ■ Humor in poetry can arise from a number of sources: ■ Surprise ■ Exaggeration ■ Bringing together of unrelated things ■ Most funny poems have two things in common: ■ Rhythm ■ Rhyme
  64. 64. Limericks ■A limerick is a poem of five lines ■The first, second, and fifth lines have three rhythmic beats and rhyme with one another. ■The third and fourth lines have two beats and rhyme with one another. ■A, A, B, B, A
  65. 65. + ■Limericks are always light-hearted, humorous poems. ■They often contain hyperbole, onomatopoeia, idioms, puns, and other figurative devices. ■The last line of a good limerick contains the PUNCH LINE or “heart of the joke.”
  66. 66. Limericks There once was a man with no hair. He gave everyone quite a scare. He got some Rogaine, Grew out a mane, And now he resembles a bear!
  67. 67. Limerick About a Bee I wish that my room had a floor, I don’t care so much for a door. But this walking around Without touching the ground Is getting to be quite a bore. I
  68. 68. Another Limerick There once was a very small mouse Who lived in a very small house, The ocean’s spray Washed it away, All that was left was her blouse!
  69. 69. How can we make this into a limerick? There once was a girl from _____________ . She took a __________ to ______________. While she was there She _________________________________ and ___________________________________.
  70. 70. + Free Verse ■ Very Few Distinct rules or boundaries ■ The rhythm or cadence varies throughout the poem ■ The words don’t rhyme , but they flow along their own uneven pattern. ■ A poetry form for one who likes to march to the beat of a different drummer!
  71. 71. + Running through a field of clover, Stop to pick a daffodil I play he loves me, loves me not, The daffy lies, it says he does not love me! Well, what use is a daffy When Jimmy gives me roses? -- Flora Launa
  72. 72. + Drizzle Rain, oh rain. Rain. It falls like cereal being poured from a box. Drop! Drop! Drop! It leaves its mark on fields and lawns, Puddling in pools. Rain. Children splash in it, getting extremely dirty. Splish! Splish! Splash! Into the bathtub, To wash away the mud.
  73. 73. + Duke Such an unoriginal name for such an original dog He would run so fast Hunting cars as if they were wild game, Nipping at tires as warning. One day, a car fought back and Duke lost a leg. We mourned the loss of his liveliness, until we Looked out the window and saw the three legged wonder, Back on the road, courageously guarding his territory from those four-tired enemies. My Dad swore Duke could actually run faster now.
  74. 74. + Ballads Ballads are poems that tell a story. Ballads are usually written in four-line stanzas called quatrains. Often, the first and third lines have four accented syllables; the second and fourth have three. Common rhyme schemes in quatrains are AABB, AABA, and ABAB.
  75. 75. + Example of a Ballad
  76. 76. + Let’s find the Meter and Rhyme Scheme Now, this is a story all about how My life got flipped-turned upside down And I'd like to take a minute, Just sit right there I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air In west Philadelphia born and raised On the playground was where I spent most of my days Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool And all shootin some b-ball outside of the school When a couple of guys who were up to no good Started making trouble in my neighborhood I got in one little fight and my mom got scared She said 'You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air' I whistled for a cab and when it came near The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror If anything I could say that this cab was rare But I thought 'Nah, forget it' - 'Yo, holmes to Bel Air'
  77. 77. + Day in September The month September and day eleven It started a day so peaceful and bright A terrible airplane came out of heaven It flew into the tower with great might Everyone saw the vast cloud of gray smoke. They looked up to see what was the matter People stared up and not one even spoke. Another plane came which started the chatter Who could have done this to the U.S.A? Is it a terrorist or a mistake? All New York could do was to hope and to pray For the loved ones lost, and the hearts The days go by that we all remember That gray eleventh day of September -- Allyson Kaufmann
  78. 78. + Columbine High It was just a day at Columbine High. It started just fine until two boys came. They started to shoot and let bullets fly. They did not have a particular aim Shot were fired and hit innocents. The bodies cold and on the ground they lay Everyone around tried to make some sense Of the lives taken away that dark day People then mourned of the lives that were lost Thirteen great people were laid down to rest They cannot be brought back at any cost The families remembered only their best The day two students took their classmates’ lives It is now forever in their archives
  79. 79. + Haiku A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader's mind. It is like a tiny window into a scene much larger than itself. Haiku poems do not rhyme. Haiku poems have 3 lines: Line 1 - 5 syllables Line 2 - 7 syllables Line 3 - 5 syllables
  80. 80. + Haiku Examples “Frogs” Green and speckled legs, Hop on logs and lily pads Splash in cool water. “The Sparrow” the brown sparrow flies southward, through the pale, blue sky winter is coming
  81. 81. +
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