Elements of poetry pp


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Elements of poetry pp

  1. 1. Elements of Poetry<br />Created by MaggyWiergowski<br />
  2. 2. What is Poetry?<br />An art involving language<br />Conveys emotion or ideas<br />Captures audience attention through literary devices<br />
  3. 3. Elements of Poetry<br />Metaphor<br />Simile<br />Alliteration<br />Rhyme<br />
  4. 4. Metaphor<br />A figure of speech<br />Compares two unlike things<br />In order to show something in common<br />
  5. 5. Metaphor Example<br />“you soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable mangled up in tangled up knots!”<br />MykiRoventine, 347/365 You’re a Mean One…, December 13, 2009 via flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.<br />
  6. 6. Simile<br />A type of metaphor<br />Still compares two unlike things<br />Compares using “like” or “as”<br />
  7. 7. Simile Example<br />“Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?”<br />Dottie Mae, Raisins, November 18, 2010 via flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.<br />
  8. 8. Alliteration<br />Repetition of initial sounds<br />Most often starts with same letter<br />Or a similar ending sound<br />Can give poems a sing song feel.<br />
  9. 9. Alliteration Example<br />Three grey geese in a green field grazing, grey were the geese and green was the grazing.<br />Wildcat Dunny, Geese, June 11, 2005 Via Fllickr, Creative Commons Attribution.<br />
  10. 10. Rhyme<br />Similar sounds between words<br />Usually takes place at end of line<br />Often focuses on the last syllables<br />
  11. 11. Rhyme Example<br />“I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I am.”<br />Ben Husmann, Green Egg & Ham,March 17, 2006via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution<br />
  12. 12. NOW LET’S PRACTICE!<br />Microsoft Clipart<br />
  13. 13. When I go out to campI always bring a lamp.<br />Is this an example of…..<br />Metaphor<br />Simile<br />Alliteration<br />Rhyme<br /> D<br />Camp and Lamp<br />
  14. 14. Her Smile radiated like the sun.<br />This is an example of…<br />Metaphor<br />Simile<br />Alliteration<br />Rhyme<br /> B<br />Smile is compared to the Sun using the word “like”.<br />
  15. 15. Silly Sally sat under the stars.<br />This is an example of…<br />Metaphor<br />Simile<br />Alliteration<br />Rhyme <br />c<br />Repetition of the “S” sound.<br />
  16. 16. Billy’s Hair reminds me of a shaggy dog.<br />This is an example of…<br />Metaphor<br />Simile<br />Alliteration<br />Rhyme<br />Α<br />Hair is compared to a shaggy dog.<br />
  17. 17. References<br />Geisel, Theodor Seuss. "Mr. Grinch." Songs and Carols A-Z. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2011. <http:// www.christmassongswords.com/mr-grinch-songs.htm>.<br />Hughes, Langston. "A Dreamed Deferred." A Dream Deferred. N.p., 25 June 1996. Web. 27 Sept. 2011. http://www.cswnet.com/~menamc/langston.htm.<br />Goose, Mother. "Three Grey Geese." Your Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2011. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/ grammar/examples/examples-of-alliteration- poems.html>.<br />Geisel, Theodor Seuss. "Green Eggs and Ham." Early Moments. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2011. <http:// www.earlymoments.com/Dr-Seuss--His-Friends-Club/ Favorite-Dr-Seuss-Quotes/>. <br />