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The wonderful world
of poetry
Acrostic Poetry
poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, phrase,
or name when read vertically
“A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky” by Lewis Carroll
A boat, beneath a sunny sky
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July—...
Concrete Poetry
oncrete poetry (also known as shape poetry) forms the words of the
poem so that they take on a shape relev...
“Circle Road” – Shel Silverstein
“The Altar” by George Herbert
A broken ALTAR, Lord, thy servant rears,
Made of a heart and cemented with tears;
Whose part...
Dirge
dirge is a hymn or song of lamentation or grief, often composed to
be performed at a funeral.
“A Dirge” by Christina Rossetti
Why were you born when the snow was falling?
You should have come to the cuckoo’s calling,...
“Funeral Blues” by W. H. Auden
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,...
Epigram
short, witty, funny poem that often has contradictions in it
William Blake
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
A...
Ogden Nash
Candy is dandy
But liquor is quicker
Benjamin Franklin
Little strokes
Fell great oaks
John Dryden
Here’s my wife: here let her lie!
Now she’s at rest – and so am I.
Shel Silverstein
Epitaph
n epitaph is a poem intended for (or imagined for) an inscription upon
a tombstone
“Upon a Child that Died” – Robert Herrick
Here she lies, a pretty bud,
Lately made of flesh and blood,
Who as soon fell fa...
Found Poem
prose text that has been reshaped by a poet into rhyming or free
verse poetry
Page 3 from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
“Ruining History”
Pleasure to burn
Pleasure to see things eaten
Things blackene...
Haiku
Japanese verse form of three unrhyming lines in five, seven, and five
syllables.
“Rendezvous” - Philip Appleman
Once more as I wait
for you, night and icy wind
melt into cold rain.
Natsume Soseki
It’s cold—and I wait
For someone to shelter me
And take me from here.
Limerick
n often humorous and silly poetry form. A limerick has five lines. The
first, second, and fifth line are the same...
“A Young Lady of Lynn” - Anonymous
There was a young lady of Lynn,
Who was so uncommonly thin
That when she essayed
To dri...
Shel Silverstein
Ray Driver
There was an odd beaver from Corning
Who liked to cook pancakes each morning.
With a flip of his tail,
To the c...
Free Verse
Nonmetrical, nonrhyming lines that closely follow the natural rhythms
of speech. A regular pattern of sound or ...
“I’m not lonely” – Nikki Giovanni
I'm not lonely
sleeping all alone
you think i'm scared
but i'm a big girl
i don't cry or...
“Love Is” – Nikki Giovanni
Some people forget that love is
tucking you in and kissing you
'Good night'
no matter how young...
Poetry Project
sing Google Slides, you are going to create a presentation of poems
that you have written. Over the past fe...
Poetry Types and point value (Total Points=70)
crostic – 5 points (at least 5 lines)
oncrete – 8 points (at least 8 lines)...
aried Diction – 5 points (3 vocab words, good word choice)
xpression – 10 points (Creativity, descriptive language, visual...
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  1. 1. The wonderful world of poetry
  2. 2. Acrostic Poetry poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, phrase, or name when read vertically
  3. 3. “A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky” by Lewis Carroll A boat, beneath a sunny sky Lingering onward dreamily In an evening of July— Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear, Pleased a simple tale to hear— Long has paled that sunny sky: Echoes fade and memories die: Autumn frosts have slain July. Still she haunts me, phantomwise, Alice moving under skies Never seen by waking eyes. Children yet, the tale to hear, Eager eye and willing ear, Lovingly shall nestle near. In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream— Lingering in the golden gleam— Life, what is it but a dream?
  4. 4. Concrete Poetry oncrete poetry (also known as shape poetry) forms the words of the poem so that they take on a shape relevant to what the poet is discussing.
  5. 5. “Circle Road” – Shel Silverstein
  6. 6. “The Altar” by George Herbert A broken ALTAR, Lord, thy servant rears, Made of a heart and cemented with tears; Whose parts are as thy hand did frame; No workman's tool hath touch'd the same. A HEART alone Is such a stone, As nothing but Thy pow'r doth cut. Wherefore each part Of my hard heart Meets in this frame To praise thy name. That if I chance to hold my peace, These stones to praise thee may not cease. Oh, let thy blessed SACRIFICE be mine, And sanctify this ALTAR to be thine.
  7. 7. Dirge dirge is a hymn or song of lamentation or grief, often composed to be performed at a funeral.
  8. 8. “A Dirge” by Christina Rossetti Why were you born when the snow was falling? You should have come to the cuckoo’s calling, Or when grapes are green in the cluster, Or, at least, when lithe swallows muster For their far off flying From summer dying. Why did you die when the lambs were cropping? You should have died at the apples’ dropping, When the grasshopper comes to trouble, And the wheat-fields are sodden stubble, And all winds go sighing For sweet things dying.
  9. 9. “Funeral Blues” by W. H. Auden Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message 'He is Dead'. Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves, Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves. He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong. The stars are not wanted now; put out every one, Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun, Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood; For nothing now can ever come to any good.
  10. 10. Epigram short, witty, funny poem that often has contradictions in it
  11. 11. William Blake "To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour"
  12. 12. Ogden Nash Candy is dandy But liquor is quicker
  13. 13. Benjamin Franklin Little strokes Fell great oaks
  14. 14. John Dryden Here’s my wife: here let her lie! Now she’s at rest – and so am I.
  15. 15. Shel Silverstein
  16. 16. Epitaph n epitaph is a poem intended for (or imagined for) an inscription upon a tombstone
  17. 17. “Upon a Child that Died” – Robert Herrick Here she lies, a pretty bud, Lately made of flesh and blood, Who as soon fell fast asleep As her little eyes did peep. Give her strewings, but not stir The earth that lightly covers her.
  18. 18. Found Poem prose text that has been reshaped by a poet into rhyming or free verse poetry
  19. 19. Page 3 from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury “Ruining History” Pleasure to burn Pleasure to see things eaten Things blackened and changed Brass nozzle in his fists This great python spitting its venemous kerosene Blood pounded in his head His hands were hands of some Amazing conductor playing all symphonies Blazing and Burning Ruining History
  20. 20. Haiku Japanese verse form of three unrhyming lines in five, seven, and five syllables.
  21. 21. “Rendezvous” - Philip Appleman Once more as I wait for you, night and icy wind melt into cold rain.
  22. 22. Natsume Soseki It’s cold—and I wait For someone to shelter me And take me from here.
  23. 23. Limerick n often humorous and silly poetry form. A limerick has five lines. The first, second, and fifth line are the same number of syllables and rhyme with each other. The third and fourth line are the same number of syllables (typically shorter) and rhyme with each other.
  24. 24. “A Young Lady of Lynn” - Anonymous There was a young lady of Lynn, Who was so uncommonly thin That when she essayed To drink lemonade She slipped through the straw and fell in.
  25. 25. Shel Silverstein
  26. 26. Ray Driver There was an odd beaver from Corning Who liked to cook pancakes each morning. With a flip of his tail, To the ceiling they'd sail, Then they'd fall to the floor without warning!
  27. 27. Free Verse Nonmetrical, nonrhyming lines that closely follow the natural rhythms of speech. A regular pattern of sound or rhythm may emerge in free- verse lines, but the poet does not adhere to a metrical plan in their composition.
  28. 28. “I’m not lonely” – Nikki Giovanni I'm not lonely sleeping all alone you think i'm scared but i'm a big girl i don't cry or anything I have a great big bed to roll around in and lots of space and i don't dream bad dreams like i used to have that you were leaving me anymore Now that you're gone i don't dream and no matter what you think i'm not lonely sleeping all alone
  29. 29. “Love Is” – Nikki Giovanni Some people forget that love is tucking you in and kissing you 'Good night' no matter how young or old you are Some people don't remember that love is listening and laughing and asking questions no matter what your age Few recognize that love is commitment, responsibility no fun at all unless Love is You and me
  30. 30. Poetry Project sing Google Slides, you are going to create a presentation of poems that you have written. Over the past few days we have discussed many types of poetry. You must choose at least five types of poetry and compose original poems adhering to the structures of those types of poetry. In addition, you will devote a slide after each poem to discussing the origin and analysis of your poetry. You could discuss what inspired you to write the poem (experience, individual, other poet, etc.), thematic choices, symbolism, effect, etc. Also, you must use at least three vocabulary words from this semester in your poems. ou will be graded on: Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Varied Diction (Use of 3 vocabulary words and general good descriptive word choice) and Expression (Creativity! Make it pretty and original!)
  31. 31. Poetry Types and point value (Total Points=70) crostic – 5 points (at least 5 lines) oncrete – 8 points (at least 8 lines) irge – 7 points (at least 7 lines) pigram – 2 points pitaph – 7 points (at least 7 lines) ound Poem – 10 points (at least 10 lines) aiku – 3 points
  32. 32. aried Diction – 5 points (3 vocab words, good word choice) xpression – 10 points (Creativity, descriptive language, visually appealing slides, etc.) rammar – 5 points (capitalization, subject verb agreement, run-ons, fragments, etc. UNLESS explanation slide specifies non-grammar poetic license) unctuation – 5 points (apostrophes; commas and periods in explanation slide) pelling – 5 points (homophones and other mistakes)

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