Intro to Poetry
William Blake
The Tyger <ul><li>Tyger! Tyger! burning bright  In the forests of the night,  What immortal hand or eye  Could frame thy f...
William Carlos William
This Is Just To Say <ul><li>I have eaten  the plums  that were in  the icebox  and which  you were probably  saving  for b...
<ul><li>POETRY is NOT just for Old, Dead, White, Guys anymore </li></ul>
Typefaced Story <ul><li>http://blog.ted.com/2010/10/09/poetry-in-motion-tedtalks-playlist/ </li></ul>
Pretty <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6wJl37N9C0 </li></ul><ul><li>Warning: mature language </li></ul>
Verse <ul><li>Verse is a line of poetry that follows a specific pattern  </li></ul><ul><li>i.e. Shakespeare writes in iamb...
Free Verse <ul><li>Free verse does not follow a fixed pattern of rhyme i.e. each line may be a different length and may or...
The Quatrain <ul><li>A quatrain is a four line stanza of any kind, rhymed, metered, or otherwise. </li></ul><ul><li>Exampl...
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Intro to Poetry

  1. 1. Intro to Poetry
  2. 2. William Blake
  3. 3. The Tyger <ul><li>Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? </li></ul>
  4. 4. William Carlos William
  5. 5. This Is Just To Say <ul><li>I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>POETRY is NOT just for Old, Dead, White, Guys anymore </li></ul>
  7. 7. Typefaced Story <ul><li>http://blog.ted.com/2010/10/09/poetry-in-motion-tedtalks-playlist/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pretty <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6wJl37N9C0 </li></ul><ul><li>Warning: mature language </li></ul>
  9. 9. Verse <ul><li>Verse is a line of poetry that follows a specific pattern </li></ul><ul><li>i.e. Shakespeare writes in iambic pentameter (10 syllables, 5 stressed and 5 unstressed) </li></ul><ul><li>But soft what light through yonder window breaks </li></ul>u u u u u
  10. 10. Free Verse <ul><li>Free verse does not follow a fixed pattern of rhyme i.e. each line may be a different length and may or may not rhyme </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Quatrain <ul><li>A quatrain is a four line stanza of any kind, rhymed, metered, or otherwise. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>The sense of danger must not disappear: The way is certainly both short and steep, However gradual it looks from here; Look if you like, but you will have to leap. </li></ul>

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