from rhyme to poetry beth vancil lib 732 nov. 2013

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POETRY A single word in poetry says far more than a single word in prose. (Anderson, 264) Characteristics: rhythm, sound patterns, figurative language, compactness and emotional intensity. A good poem makes every word count and is concrete, not abstract. Types of poetry: narrative – storytelling poetry; lyric – song poetry which uses rhythm, sounds and figurative language to evoke emotions.

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FROM RHYME TO POETRY BETH VANCIL LIB 732 NOV. 2013 NURSERY RHYMES Quickly introduced settings Simple Plots Actions simple to complex Sound Effects Figurative Language Verbal Irony Humor POETRY A single word in poetry says far more than a single word in prose. (Anderson, 264) Characteristics: rhythm, sound patterns, figurative language, compactness and emotional intensity. A good poem makes every word count and is concrete, not abstract. Types of poetry: narrative storytelling poetry; lyric song poetry which uses rhythm, sounds and figurative language to evoke emotions. RHYTHM, SOUND PATTERNS AND FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE RHYTHM A regular pattern is called a meter Adds meaning to the words chosen by the author SOUND PATTERNS Silly words and Onomatopoeia FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE Metaphors (implied comparisons) Similes (explicit comparisons) POETIC FORMS Concrete Poems written in a shape reflective of the poems content. Haiku and Tanka Japanese poetry based on syllabication of each line. Sijo Korean poetry based on syllabication and a concept structure for each line. RESOURCES Lukens, Rebecca. A Critical Handbook of Childrens Literature. 9 th, Massachusetts St. Marys Catholic School. Haiku Hike. Scholastic Prelutsky, Jack. (compiler) Random House Book of Poetry for Children. Random House Wright, Blanche Fisher. The Real Mother Goose. Scholastic Yolen, Jane. The Three Bears Rhyme Book. Harcourt Book Cover Images from Amazon.com