Poetry during the Renaissance! By: Vanessa Pham
Changes in Poetry through Time <ul><li>Medieval century the poetry used to be mainly about religion; the clergy and the church. Talks about the heritage of the Holy Roman Empire, and the early Christian churches. </li></ul><ul><li>The language of the poetry used to be very complex, includes extensive vocabulary, iambic pentameters, rhymes etc. They thought to believe that poems were supposed to be filled with logic and reason, at the same time the key points of the poems in the sound of rhythm. </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry was rarely used to showcase feelings, but more as a “oral history.” telling stories about politics and war. It was considered as the “pre-literature” of the century. </li></ul>
Characteristics of Renaissance Poetry <ul><li>An important style of Renaissance Poetry was epic style, and sonnets (Shakespeare). </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics include: Rhyme, intensity in feelings, repetition, meter, meaning& logic, language of vocabulary, iambic pentameter. </li></ul><ul><li>The Renaissance poems came in many languages, commonly Latin, Italian& Greek. Some are translated and being used today as a historical and religious sources. </li></ul><ul><li>The topics of the poems varied from religion to heroes. Most of the Christian poems talk about how they survived the fall of the Holy Roman Empire. Poems about heroes/ heroines were very popular, the most successful Beowulf . </li></ul><ul><li>The 11 th and 12 th centuries was the time period where satires, fables, tales, ballads and poetry became exceptionally popular. </li></ul>
Aristotle Plato Socrates Petrarch Famous Poets of the Renaissance
TO STELLA by: Plato THOU wert the morning star among the living, Ere thy fair light had fled; Now, having died, thou art as Hesperus, giving New splendor to the dead. Flopping Fishes by: Socrates Flop flop go the fishes, Floppily flopping until death. All fishes Are mute. Five fat fish Frenching fifteen fat flounders. Watch out! The banana mumbles... Wentsworth, the spotted octopus, Dances merrily upon the sandy sea floor. And Wilkins, with his sharp stinger, The azure waters Smelling the mute, fat fishes. Pink poppers Popping the five fat fish. O! Woe is the world! Flopping fish floppingly perish. Plato& Socrates A Picture of Pain by: Plato Pick up a little girlie! Pull on her little curlies! We pirates love paining peoples! Pain in churches and their steeples! Beating up strange men quite badly! Ripping them to bloody shreds madly! We pirates sail the seven seas! And we chop off little chickens' knees! Yo ho ho! Yo ho ho! Of Slime and Men by: Socrates Men and slime, though different, Are the same. They both dissolve people And engulf the world. Wolves love the texture of slime; It mats their fur, It hangs off their noses in viscous Strings of translucent slime. Wolves and men are not alike Unless they are werewolves. I hate werewolf stories! I hate slimy wolves! Amen.
Venus& Adonis Poem by Shakespeare Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast, Tires with her beak on feathers, flesh and bone, Shaking her wings, devouring all in haste, Till either gorge be stuff'd or prey be gone; Even so she kissed his brow, his cheek, his chin, And where she ends she doth anew begin. With this she seizeth on his sweating palm, The precedent of pith and livelihood, And trembling in her passion, calls it balm, Earth's sovereign salve to do a goddess good: Being so enraged, desire doth lend her force Courageously to pluck him from his horse. Forced to content, but never to obey, Panting he lies and breatheth in her face; She feedeth on the steam as on a prey, And calls it heavenly moisture, air of grace; Wishing her cheeks were gardens full of flowers, So they were dew'd with such distilling showers. And now she beats her heart, whereat it groans, That all the neighbour caves, as seeming troubled, Make verbal repetition of her moans; Passion on passion deeply is redoubled: Ay me!' she cries, and twenty times 'Woe, woe!' And twenty echoes twenty times cry so. Love comforteth like sunshine after rain, But Lust's effect is tempest after sun; Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain, Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done; Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies; Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies.
Bibliography <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_poetry </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.world-class-poetry.com/Harlem_Renaissance.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stjohnschs.org/library/curriculum/english/renaiss/ren </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://poetry.about.com/od/renaissancepoets/Renaissance_Poets </li></ul><ul><li>http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2749 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.experiencefestival.com/english_poetry_-_the_renaissance_in_england </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.artandculture.com/categories/308-16th-century-renaissance-poetry </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iambic_pentameter </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5657 </li></ul><ul><li>Braden, Gordon. The Classics and English Renaissance Poetry: Three Case Studies . Print. </li></ul>
Anticipation Guide! For my very first Portfolio project I decided to do mine on Renaissance Poetry. I picked this topic in particular because I personally have always had a passion for poetry, the meaningful lyrics of words by the word. In this project I am hoping to learn more about poetry during the Renaissance era, learning how poetry has changed through time and its effect on society through the ages. Whereas the topics and meanings of the poems describing the people’s culture back in the day, and how that has all changed due to the time span. I am also hoping to read some poetry during the Renaissance era, and see what makes a poem a Renaissance poem, the characteristics of Renaissance Poetry. Also the change in thought, the change in perspective, and the change in language and vocabulary from the poems itself tells allot about one’s culture. I am hoping to learn more about poetry itself, and understand more about the people’s point of view on things compares to today, the changes in poetry and the parts of it that will always remain unchanged.