Narrative And Lyric Poetry

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Narrative And Lyric Poetry

  1. 1. Poetry<br />
  2. 2. Narrative Poetry<br />Stress story and action<br />Epic<br />Adventures of a hero<br />Often related to nation-building<br />Origins, beliefs, etc.<br />Ex: Homer’s Illiad, Virgil’s Aeneid<br />Ballad<br />Meant to be sung or recited<br />Repetition, refrains, obvious “poetic” language<br />Romance<br />Adventure is central theme<br />Humans that often confront fantasy world<br />Middle Ages/Renaissance<br />Epic and Ballad often intended to be oral narratives<br />
  3. 3. Story subordinate to song, style<br />Subjective<br />Concentration on emotion, thoughts<br />Often single speaker<br />Not as strict in convention as narrative poetry<br />Brief<br />Melodic<br />Emotional intensity<br />Often intended to be sung<br />Lyric Poetry <br />
  4. 4. Epigram<br />Brief, witty satire<br />Elegy<br />Lament for the dead<br />Ode<br />Long poem organized in variety of stanzas, meters, forms<br />Aubade<br />Love lyric; often regarding departure from loved one<br />Sonnet<br />14 line; expression of emotion or idea<br />Italian or English<br />Sestina<br />Six stanzas of six lines each followed by three line conclusion<br />Villanelle<br />Five 3-line tercets and a final four-line quatrain<br />Types of Lyric Poetry<br />

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