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What Is Poetry

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What Is Poetry

  1. 1. What is poetry? rhythm, style, mood, sound devices, haiku, limericks, rhyming, thoughts, emotions, similes, metaphors, personification, tone, shapes, colors, beat, pattern, movement, imagery, alliteration, hyperbole, punctuation, onomatopoeia, laughter, tears, an expression of art through words
  2. 2. Although poems can take many forms, they do have some elements in common. <ul><li>Figurative Language </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Mood </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul>
  3. 3. Figurative language includes similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole.
  4. 4. Some sound devices used in poetry are alliteration and onomatopoeia. <ul><li>Poems by Mother Goose </li></ul><ul><li>Animals Daddy’s Gone A Hunting </li></ul><ul><li>Bow-wow, says the dog Bye, baby bunting </li></ul><ul><li>Mew, mew says the cat Daddy’s gone a-hunting </li></ul><ul><li>Grunt, grunt, goes the hog Gone to get a rabbit skin </li></ul><ul><li>And squeak goes the rat. To wrap baby bunting in. </li></ul><ul><li>Tu, whu, says the owl, </li></ul><ul><li>Quack, quack says the duck, </li></ul><ul><li>And what the cuckoo says you know. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mood refers to the feeling, spirit or tone of the poem.
  6. 6. Rhythm is the effect of certain patterns in repetition, timing, spacing, and accenting of words.
  7. 7. Style is characterized by the type of poem such as free verse, rhyming couplets, limerick, haiku, acrostic, etc. <ul><li>Day </li></ul><ul><li>Bright, sunny, </li></ul><ul><li>Laughing, playing, doing, </li></ul><ul><li> Up in the east, down in the west- </li></ul><ul><li>Talking, resting, sleeping. </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet, dark </li></ul><ul><li>Night </li></ul>
  8. 8. Writing an original poem gives you a chance to share your feelings and create pictures in the minds of readers with carefully chosen words. <ul><li>Winter Poem- by Nikki Giovanni </li></ul><ul><li>once a snowflake fell </li></ul><ul><li>on my brow and I loved </li></ul><ul><li>it so much I kissed </li></ul><ul><li>it and it was happy and called its cousins </li></ul><ul><li>and brothers and a web </li></ul><ul><li>of snow engulfed me then </li></ul><ul><li>I reached to love them all </li></ul><ul><li>and I squeezed them and they became </li></ul><ul><li>a spring rain and I stood perfectly </li></ul><ul><li>still and was a flower </li></ul>
  9. 10. What is poetry?

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