An Introduction to Poetry. Carpe Diem : “pluck the day” A theme which conveys the idea of making the most of your time A theme is really just the big picture idea Frequently characterized by images of nature Why?. Carpe Diem!. Books have paragraphs; poems have stanzas
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“The time is out of joint, O’ cursed spite / That ever I was born to set it right!” -HamletRhyming Couplets(An Example of End Rhyme)
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, / Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, / While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, / As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “The Raven”Sounds in Poetry:Internal Rhyme & End Rhyme
Alliteration: the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of a word
Contains three quatrains (4 lines each) and a rhyming couplet (2 lines)
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometimes declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d”Time to Practice!Name that Sonnet Type
“She ruled in beauty o’er this heart of mine,
A noble lady in a humble home,
And now her time for heavenly bliss has come,
‘Tis I am mortal proved, and she divine.
The soul that all its blessings must resign,
And love whose light no more on earth finds room,
Might rend the rocks with pity for their doom,
Yet none their sorrows can in words enshrine;”Time to Practice!Name that Sonnet Type