SPEAKER We refer to the narrator of a poem as the speaker. The speaker is not necessarily the poet, or even a person. Who is the speaker in the following example?But believe me, sonI want to be what I used to beWhen I was like you.
LINES AND STANZAS A line is the row of words in a poem. A stanza is a group of lines forming a unit.Example:Open it.Go ahead, it won’t bite.Well…maybe a little.
RHYME Rhyme is the repetition of the same stressed sound in any two or more words. Internal rhyme occurs within a line of poetry. End rhyme occurs at the end of lines.
RHYME SCHEME Pattern of end rhymes that are assigned a different letter of the alphabet with each new rhymesRoses are red aViolets are blue bSugar is sweet cAnd so are you b
YOU TRY! The golden brooch my mother wore _______ She left behind for me to wear._______ I have no thing I treasure more_______ Yet, it is something I could spare._______
SOUND DEVICESAlliteration-the repetition of consonant sounds atthe beginning of words. Can you think of any?Assonance-The repetition of vowel soundswithin a line of poetry.Examples?Onomatopoeia- the use of words that imitate thesounds they represent.Examples?
ONOMATOPOEIA, ASSONANCE, ALLITERATION And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes. Buzz, splat, boom In the steamer is the trout seasoned with slivers of ginger. Fred phoned for you.
PERSONIFICATION/ ANTHROPOMORPHISM Personification is giving human characteristics to a non-human object. Example: The stars danced in the sky. Anthropomorphism- Giving human form to a non-human object. Example: The tree stretched her arms to the sky.
IMAGERY Descriptive language that appeals to the sense. How do poets benefit from using poetry? Example:Her knotted hands showing slow blue riversJerked nervously through cornbread frying.
TYPES OF POETRY Narrative- is a verse that tells a story Lyric- expresses the personal thoughts and feelings of the speaker Dramatic- usually have one or more characters that speak to themselves throughout the poem.