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Poetry (1)

  1. 1. Characteristics of BY: Raven Boyd Destiny Idlett Chanel Lewis Deziree Smith Chelissia Sumbry
  2. 2. What is Poetry? Poetry is one of the three major genres, or forms of literature.
  3. 3. Structure  Poems can consists of stanzas, which are groups of poetic lines.  You can describe some stanzas by counting the number of lines they contain. For instance: Couplets (two lines) Tercets (three) Quatrains (four) Sestets (six)  Poems also include meters.  Meters are the regular pattern of stressed (/) and unstressed syllables (︣ ) in a poetic line.  The main type of meter is a foot. This includes
  4. 4. Structure (continued…..) Meters are the regular pattern of stressed (/) and unstressed syllables (︣ ) in a poetic line. The main type of meter is a foot. This includes: iamb Trochee Spondee Dactyl Anapest
  5. 5. Category-Types of Poetry • Narrative Poetry- tells a story and has the same literally elements, such as character plot and setting, as works of prose fiction Ex. Ballads, epics, and verse romances • Dramatic Poetry- uses the techniques of drama to present the speech of one or more characters in verse form • Lyric Poetry- expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker Ex. Sonnets, odes, elegies, and haiku
  6. 6. Subject Matter • The subject matter differs for different types of poetry. For example, the subject matter for a haiku is nature. The subject matter for most poems is usually dramatic, emotional, or very expressive of thoughts and feelings. Sound devices are elements that enhance a poems meaning, add a musical quality to a poem, and help to evoke reader’s emotions. Different types of sound devices are rhyme, alliteration, consonance, assonance, and onomatopoeia.
  7. 7. Subject Matter (continued…..) The use of imagery and figurative language help clarify the meaning of the poem and it induces emotion. There are many types of figure of speech including simile, metaphor, personification, and oxymoron.
  8. 8. Sources: • Prentice Hall-Literature-Georgia-The American Experience Copyright 2011 • Websites http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst6099_ Funny-Poetry.aspx
  9. 9. The End !

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