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LYRIC POETRY
A lyric poem is generally short and
expresses deep personal feelings.
Lyric poems may be sung or
accompanied by music, but may not.
Lyrics often have a refrain or a line or
lines that are repeated throughout the
poem.
Different Types of Lyric Poetry
1. Elegy
An elegy is a very sad poem, often
expressing sorrow over someone
who has died. Elegies are typically
written in couplets that have a
specific pattern of meter.
Different Types of Lyric Poetry
Sample Elegy: O Captain! My Captain! By Walt
Whitman
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is
done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the
prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the
people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the
vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
Different Types of Lyric Poetry
2. Ode
An ode is a lyric poem with a
complicated structure that praises a
person or marks an important event.
Odes are generally meant to be
performed with music.
Different Types of Lyric Poetry
Sample Ode: Ode to Stephen Dowling
Bots by Mark Twain
And did young Stephen sicken,
And did young Stephen die?
And did the sad hearts thicken,
And did the mourners cry?
No; such was not the fate of
Young Stephen Dowling Bots;
Though sad hearts round him thickened,
'Twas not from sickness' shots.
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LYRIC POETRY

  • 2. LYRIC POETRY A lyric poem is generally short and expresses deep personal feelings. Lyric poems may be sung or accompanied by music, but may not. Lyrics often have a refrain or a line or lines that are repeated throughout the poem.
  • 3. Different Types of Lyric Poetry 1. Elegy An elegy is a very sad poem, often expressing sorrow over someone who has died. Elegies are typically written in couplets that have a specific pattern of meter.
  • 4. Different Types of Lyric Poetry Sample Elegy: O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! heart! heart! O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.
  • 5. Different Types of Lyric Poetry 2. Ode An ode is a lyric poem with a complicated structure that praises a person or marks an important event. Odes are generally meant to be performed with music.
  • 6. Different Types of Lyric Poetry Sample Ode: Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots by Mark Twain And did young Stephen sicken, And did young Stephen die? And did the sad hearts thicken, And did the mourners cry? No; such was not the fate of Young Stephen Dowling Bots; Though sad hearts round him thickened, 'Twas not from sickness' shots.
  • 7. Different Types of Lyric Poetry 3. Sonnet A sonnet is a fixed verse lyric poem that has 14 lines. Sonnets are often about a thought or feeling and have a final line that summarizes the theme. There are different types of sonnets. The English sonnet has three quatrains and a final separately rhymed couplet. The most famous writer of sonnets is Shakespeare, who wrote over 150 sonnets. Modern poets like Robert Frost, Pablo Neruda, and Rainer Maria Rilke have also
  • 8. Different Types of Lyric Poetry Sample Sonnet: Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed; But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st, Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade, When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st. So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
  • 9. LYRIC POETRY Kimberly Nicole O. Garcia English Teacher