What is poetry? <ul><li>on a piece of notebook paper, please define the word “poetry” </li></ul>
Now, on page 467 please read the definition the textbook offers. <ul><li>How is this definition similar to or different fr...
POETRY <ul><li>“ fill the page with the breathings of your heart...” </li></ul>
What is Poetry? <ul><li>“ the music of language” </li></ul><ul><li>an art form </li></ul><ul><li>“ Poetry is the music of ...
Form and Structure <ul><li>arraigned in lines and stanzas </li></ul><ul><li>line: horizontal row of words </li></ul><ul><l...
Language of Poetry <ul><li>Figure of speech: word or an expression that is not literally true but expresses some truth bey...
Imagery <ul><li>descriptive language used to represent objets, feelings, and thoughts. It often appeals to one or more thi...
The Sound of Poetry <ul><li>Rhyme: repetition of a final stressed vowel and succeeding sounds in two or more words. </li><...
The Sound of Poetry <ul><li>Alliteration: repetition of consonant sounds at the  beginning  of words </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
 
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Poetry

  1. 1. What is poetry? <ul><li>on a piece of notebook paper, please define the word “poetry” </li></ul>
  2. 2. Now, on page 467 please read the definition the textbook offers. <ul><li>How is this definition similar to or different from the definition you came up with? </li></ul>
  3. 3. POETRY <ul><li>“ fill the page with the breathings of your heart...” </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Poetry? <ul><li>“ the music of language” </li></ul><ul><li>an art form </li></ul><ul><li>“ Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.” Voltaire </li></ul><ul><li>“ Writing a poem is discovering.” Robert Frost </li></ul><ul><li>“ Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci </li></ul>
  5. 5. Form and Structure <ul><li>arraigned in lines and stanzas </li></ul><ul><li>line: horizontal row of words </li></ul><ul><li>stanza: group of lines forming a unit and separated from the next stanza by a line of space </li></ul>
  6. 6. Language of Poetry <ul><li>Figure of speech: word or an expression that is not literally true but expresses some truth beyond the literal level </li></ul><ul><li>Simile: using like or as to compare two seemingly unlike things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She laughs like wild water, shaking her braids loose... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metaphor: compares two or more things by implying that one thing is another. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the spring rain is a thread of pearls... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personification: giving human characteristics to an animal , object, or idea. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines, and often is his gold complexion dimmed... </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Imagery <ul><li>descriptive language used to represent objets, feelings, and thoughts. It often appeals to one or more things of the five sense: sight hearing, touch, taste, and smell. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In a shoe box stuffed in an old nylon stocking sleeps the baby mouse I found in the meadow where he trembled and shook beneath a stick. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Sound of Poetry <ul><li>Rhyme: repetition of a final stressed vowel and succeeding sounds in two or more words. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal rhyme: within lines of poetry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End rhyme: pattern formed by words at the end of the lines of poetry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rhythm: pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line. </li></ul><ul><li>Meter: a regular rhythm. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Sound of Poetry <ul><li>Alliteration: repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consonance: repetition of consonant sounds within words or at the ends of words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lady lounges lazily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dark deep dread </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assonance: the repetition of vowel sounds within non rhyming words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>fleet feet sweep by sleeping Greeks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Onomatopoeia: use of a word or phrase such as swoosh or clank that imitates or suggests the sound of what it describes </li></ul>

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