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THE ELEMENTS OF POETRY. The Sound of Words. Poetry Combinations. Review Themes Review Originality Review Imagery & Metaphor Review Rhythm. THEMES. A story, comment, tribute, protest, an elegy, a character study, a memorial A subject important to you

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The elements of poetry

THE ELEMENTS OF POETRY

The Sound of Words


Poetry combinations
Poetry Combinations

  • Review Themes

  • Review Originality

  • Review Imagery & Metaphor

  • Review Rhythm


Themes
THEMES

  • A story, comment, tribute, protest, an elegy, a character study, a memorial

  • A subject important to you

  • Death, first love, life’s turning points, childhood incident, injustices, fears


Originality
ORIGINALITY

  • Fostered by:

    • Personal differences

    • Self-honesty

    • Starting afresh

    • Pacing

    • Working in related fields


Imagery metaphor
IMAGERY & METAPHOR

  • Attention is focused on sensory qualities

  • Mental images, figures of speech, non-discursive truth

  • Sight, sound, taste, smell, touch

  • Metaphors, simile, allegory, personification, metonymy, synecdoche

  • A feeling, concept, or individual obsession


Rhythm
RHYTHM

  • Poetry Rhythm

    • Meter or Metre

    • Supporting structure

    • Creates & organizes content

    • Emphasizes words or elements

    • Gives dignity and memorability

    • Conveys tempo and mood

    • Subtle shifts in evidence

    • Expressiveness & persuasion


Reference

Reference

Poetry Magic: Modern Poetry. The PoetryMagic Home Page. Retrieved from: http://www.poetrymagic.co.uk/index.html


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