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Poetry Introduction and Vocabulary Slide 2 Forms of Poetry: Lyric Poem Sonnet Free Verse Haiku Catalog Poem Ballad Slide 3 Lyric Poem: Expresses a speakers emotions or thoughts. It does not tell a story. Usually short and focused on one single, strong emotion. A Blessing By: James Wright Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota, Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass, And the eyes of those two Indian ponies Darken with kindness. They have come gladly out of the willows To welcome my friend and me. We step over barbed wire into the pasture Where they have been grazing all day, alone. They ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness That we have come. They bow shyly as wet swans. They love each other. There is no loneliness like theirs. At home once more, They begin munching the young tufts of spring in the darkness. I would like to hold the slenderer one in my arms, For she has walked over to me And nuzzled my left hand. She is black and white, Her mane falls wild on her forehead, And the light breeze moves me to caress her long ear, That is delicate as the skin over a girl's wrist. Suddenly I realize That if I stepped out of my body I would break Into blossom. Slide 4 Sonnet: A fourteen line lyric poem. Usually written in iambic pentameter and have a regular rhyme scheme. Once by the Pacific By: Robert Frost The shattered water made a misty din. Great waves looked over others coming in, And thought of doing something to the shore That water never did to land before. The clouds were low and hairy in the skies, Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes. You could not tell, and yet it looked as if The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff, The cliff in being backed by continent; It looked as if a night of dark intent Was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage. There would be more than ocean-water broken Before Gods last Put out the Light was spoken. Slide 5 Free Verse: Poetry that doesnt have a regular meter or rhyming scheme. Free verse tries to capture the rhythm of ordinary speech. in Just By: E.E. Cummings in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and its spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far and wee and bettyandisabel come dancing from hop-scotch and jump-rope and its spring and the goat footed balloon Man whistles far and wee Slide 6 Haiku: A three line poem with seventeen syllables. Lines 1 and 3 have five syllables each, and line 2 has seven syllables. Usually contrast two images from nature or daily life. Untitled By: Miura Chora Get out of my road and allow me to plant these bamboos, Mr. Toad. Slide 7 Catalog Poem: Presents a list of many different images. Image is repeated with different descriptions over and over throughout the poem. The Car By: Raymond Carver The car with a cracked windshield The car with a sticky carburetor The car that threw a rod The car that hit the dog and kept going The car without brakes The car with a hole in its muffler The car with a faulty U-joint The car with no muffler The car with a hole in its radiator The car my daughter wrecked The car I picked peaches for The car with corroded battery cables The car with a cracked block The car bought with a bad check The car with no reverse gear Car of my sleepless nights The car I traded for a bicycle The car with a stuck thermostat The car with steering problems The car whose engine caught fire The car with no back seat The car with no headlights The car with a torn front seat The car with a broken fan belt The car that burned oil The car with wipers that wouldnt work The car with rotten hoses The car I gave away The car that left the restaurant without paying The car with transmission trouble The car with bald tires The car I washed my hands of The car with no heater or defroster The car I struck with a hammer The car with its front end out of alignment The car with payments that couldnt be met The car the child threw up in The repossessed car The car I threw up in The car whose clutch pin broke The car with the broken water pump The car waiting on the back lot The car whose timing gear was shot Car of my dreams The car with a blown head gasket My car. The car I left on the side of the road The car that leaked carbon dioxide Slide 8 Ballad: A song that tells a story. Use a steady rhythm, strong rhymes, and repetition of a refrain. Perfect Two You can be the peanut butter to my jelly You can be the butterflies I feel in my belly You can be the captain and I can be your first mate You can be the chills that I feel on our first date You can be the hero and I can be your side kick You can be the tear that I cry if we ever split You can be the rain from the cloud when it's stormin Or you can be the sun when it shines in the mornin' Don't know if I could ever be Without you cause boy you complete me And in time I know that we'll both see That we're all we need Cause you're the apple to my pie You're the straw to my berry You're the smoke to my high And you're the one I wanna marry Cause your the one for me (for me) And I'm the one for you (for you) You take the both of us (of us) And we're the perfect two You can be the prince and I can be your princess You can be the sweet tooth and I can be the dentist You can be the shoes and I can be the laces You can be the heart that I spill on the pages Don't know if I could ever be Without you cause boy you complete me And in time I know that we'll both see That we're all we need Slide 9 Imagery: Image: A word or phrase that appeals to one more of the five senses. Sensory Detail: Elements that help the reader imagine how something looks, sounds, smells, feels, or tastes. Slide 10 Figurative Language: Simile: Two unlike things are compared using a word such as: like, as, than, or resembles. Metaphors: A comparison of two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another. Example: Simile: You eat like a pig. Metaphor: You are a pig. Slide 11 Metaphor Continued: Direct Metaphor: Directly compares two things by using a verb like are. Example: The days are nouns: touch them The hands are churches that worship the world. Indirect Metaphor: Implies or suggests a comparison between two things rather than stating it directly. Example: Golden Baked Skin Shut your trap Slide 12 Figurative Language Continued: Personification: A type of metaphor in which human qualities are given to something that is not human (an object, animal, force of nature, or idea). Slide 13 Rhyme: The repetition of a stressed vowel sound and any sounds that follow it in words that are close together. End Rhymes: Rhymes in poetry that occur at the ends of lines. Internal Rhymes: Rhymes in poetry that occur when at least one rhymed word falls within a line. Rhyme Scheme: A regular pattern of end rhymes. Approximate Rhyme: Repeat some sounds, but are not exact echoes. Marking a Rhyme Scheme: ABAB ABBA Slide 14 Rhythm: A musical quality based on repetition. When you talk about the beat you hear when you read a poem, you are describing its rhythm. Slide 15 Meter: A common form of rhythm. A regular pattern of stressed (`) and unstressed (U) syllables in the lines of a poem. Slide 16 Foot: Usually consists of one stressed and one unstressed syllable. Iamb: a foot that has one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. Example: Barack Obama This line is written in iambic pentameter and has five iambs: But soft! / What light/ through yon / der win / dow breaks? Slide 17 Sound Devices: Onomatopoeia: Words that sound like what they mean. EXAMPLE: Buzz, hiss, boom, bang. Alliteration: Repeating the same consonant sound in several words. EXAMPLE: Fragrant flowers, dog days, cool as a cucumber. Assonance: Repeating the same vowel sounds in several words. EXAMPLE: Quick fix, around town. Slide 18 Weekend Homework: Find a poem that you like. Label the poem type. Mark the rhyme scheme (if there is one) Bring a copy of the poem to class Monday. If you dont bring a copy of your poem, then you will have a separate writing assignment to complete while the rest of the class does a fun activity!