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First Part of LECTURE (1)- LANE 447 (Poetry)- Dr. Al-Malki's Class 2012

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  1. 1. Course Title: Poetry Course Code & NO.: LANE 447 Course Credit Hrs.: 3 weekly Level: 7th Level Students Introductory Lecture Pt. 1 What is poetry?Instructor: Dr. Noora Al-MalkiCredits of images and online content are to their original owners.
  2. 2. This Presentation• is divided into three sections (Pt. 1, Pt. 2, and Pt. 3), each dealing with a distinct topic.• sums up the main points to be discussed in the course’s introductory lecture.• introduces main concepts related to the meaning of poetry, poetry types and forms, elements of a a poem…etc.• encourages students to read further about English poetry in the listed references and websites. Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 2
  3. 3. Definitions of Poetry Wordsworth defined poetry as: “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings…” Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 3
  4. 4. Definitions of Poetry Emily Dickinson said, "If I read a book and it makes my body so cold no fire ever can warm me, I know that is poetry". Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 4
  5. 5. Definitions of Poetry Dylan Thomas defines it: "Poetry is what makes me laugh or cry or yawn, what makes my toenails twinkle, what makes me want to do this or that or nothing." Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 5
  6. 6. Definitions of Poetry Carl Sandburg (American poet 20 C) th “Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 6
  7. 7. Definitions of Poetry Isaac Newton (English Scientist 17-18 Cs.): “(Poetry is) a kind of ingenious nonsense.” Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 7
  8. 8. Definitions of PoetryPoetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form inwhich human language is used for its aesthetic qualities inaddition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. Itconsists largely of oral or literary works in which language isused in a manner that is felt by its user and audience to differfrom ordinary Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 8
  9. 9. Definitions of PoetryPoetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressedthrough meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as toevoke an emotional response. Poetry has been known to employmeter and rhyme, but this is by no means necessary. Poetry is anancient form that has gone through numerous and drasticreinvention over time. The very nature of poetry as an authenticand individual mode of expression makes it nearly impossible todefine. Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 9
  10. 10. Definitions of PoetryJust check the titles of poetry collections published everywhereand you will notice that every and each poet understandspoetry in a certain way that differs from other poets.Check also these images … Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 10
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  16. 16. Defining poetry is like grasping at the wind--once you catch it, its no longer wind.Can you try and define poetry the way all thosepeople did…Class Activity Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 16
  17. 17. For more on the Poetry Definitions check thesewebsites: Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 17