Free-Verse PoetryMs. Delgado and Mr. Gonzalez 7th grade English Class
What is Free-Verse?◊ Definition: Verse composed of variable, usually unrhymed lines having no fixed metrical pattern.
Elements of Free-Verse◊ Assonance◊ Alliteration ◊ Personification◊ Parallel Structure ◊ Simile◊ Imagery ◊ Fragments◊ Onomatopoeia ◊ Rhythmic Language◊ Cadence ◊ And more…..
Alliteration◊ The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables • “ rough roundness” • “the smooth skaterly and sudden swerve”
Imagery◊ The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas◊ Using sensory language to create mental images • “The sideways slip through a moment of narrow space” • “The taste for the rock in your hands…”
Simile◊ A figure of speech that uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideas.• “The ball like a piece of long thin long reach of your body.”
Personification◊ A type of figurative language in which a non-human subject is given human characteristics.• “The way it answers whenever it calls.
Fragments◊ An incomplete idea; sentence.• “The cool• The into the under the up”
Rhythmic Language◊ Pattern of beats or stressed in spoken or written language.• “like tides going in, going out”