POETRY IS..... TAKE 5 MINUTES TO WRITE ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS TOWARDS POETRY. POETRY : THE ART OF MAKING POEMS “THE SPONTANEOUS OVERFLOW OF POWERFUL FEELINGS; IT TAKES ITS ORIGIN FROM EMOTION RECOLLECTED IN TRANQUILITY.” -WILLIAM WORDSWORTH P OEM : TEXTS WITH CHARGED, COMPRESSED LANGUAGE
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TAKE 5 MINUTES TO WRITE ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS TOWARDS POETRY
THE ART OF MAKING POEMS “THE SPONTANEOUS OVERFLOW OF POWERFUL FEELINGS; IT TAKES ITS ORIGIN FROM EMOTION RECOLLECTED IN TRANQUILITY.”
TEXTS WITH CHARGED, COMPRESSED LANGUAGE
CONVEY AN EXPERIENCE, AN EMOTION, OR SIMPLY AN AESTHETICALLY PLEASING ARRANGEMENT OF WORDS
The Human Brain
To clarify . . .
When you are looking at big puffy clouds . . .
Your right brain tells you, “Hey! That one looks like a bunny.”
While your left brain tells you . . .
It’s a cloud, Stupid!
Here are a few hints:
Survey says . . .
Recognizing certain devices used within a poem will give the left brain something to concentrate on.
We’ll start with the sound devices:
by Shel Silverstein
My beard grows to my toes,
I never wears no clothes,
I wraps my hair
Around my bare,
And down the road I goes.
The repetition of sounds
Example: hat, cat, brat, fat, mat, sat
Here is another example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGrcdq2viZg
When reading a poem out loud, you may notice a sort of “sing-song” quality to it, just like in nursery rhymes. This is accomplished by the use of rhythm. Rhythm is broken into seven types.
These identify patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry.
That means one syllable is pronounced stronger, and one syllable is softer.
A FIGURE OF SPEECH THAT MAKES A COMPARISION BETWEEN TWO UNLIKE THINGS, USING LINKING WORDS: LIKE,AS, SUCH AS, AND HOW
A FIGURE OF SPEECH THAT MAKES AN EMPHASIZED COMPARISION BETWEEN TWO UNLIKE THINGS WITHOUT THE USE OF LIKEOR AS
MUSIC IS A JOY
FILLING MY HEART WITH BEATS
MUSIC IS A FLAME
FILLING MY EARS WITH HEAT
MUSIC IS MY SOUL
MUSIC MAKES ME WHOLE
CREATE 5 SENTENCES THAT CONTAIN METAPHORS
“ The new moon rode high in the crown of the metropolis…..”
2. GOOD METAPHORS PUT VERY CLEAR AND MEMORABLE PICTURES IN THE READER’S HEAD.WHAT PICTURE IS GIVEN IN LINES 8-10, AND WHAT DO THESE PICTURES STAND FOR METAPHORICALLY?
3. EXPLAIN HOW YOU BELIEVE THE SPEAKER OF THE POEM FEELS ABOUT NEW YORK? WHY?
THE REPETITION OF THE SAME OR SIMILAR CONSONANT SOUNDS AT THE BEGINNING OF WORDS THAT ARE CLOSE TOGETHER
WHAT A TALE OF TERROR, NOT THEIRTURBULENCYTELLS!
-EDGAR ALLEN POE
Picture Puzzle Piece by Shel Silverstein
One picture puzzle pieceLyin' on the sidewalk,One picture puzzle pieceSoakin' in the rain.It might be a button of blueOn the coat of the womanWho lived in a shoe.It might be a magical bean,Or a fold in the redVelvet robe of a queen.It might be the one little biteOf the apple her stepmotherGave to Snow White.
It might be the veil of a brideOr a bottle with some evil genie inside.It might be a small tuft of hairOn the big bouncy bellyOf Bobo the Bear.It might be a bit of the cloakOf the Witch of the WestAs she melted to smoke.It might be a shadowy traceOf a tear that runs down an angel's face.Nothing has more possibilitiesThan one old wet picture puzzle piece.
A FIGURE OF SPEECH THAT USES INCREDIBLE EXAGGERATION, OR OVERSTATEMENT, FOR EFFECT.
“I PULLED UP WITH A MILION TRUCKS- LOOKIN’, SMELLIN’, FEELING LIKE A MILLION BUCKS” -LUDACRIS
A FIGURE OF SPEECH IN WHICH AN OBJECT OR ANIMAL IS GIVEN HUMAN FEELINGS, THOUGHTS, OR ATTUTUDES.
MY REPORT CARD SMILED, SHOWING OFF STRAIGHT A’S
“LODGED” BY ROBERT FROST
THE RAIN TO THE WIND SAID,
“YOU PUSHED AND I’LL PELT.”
THEY SO SMOTE THE GARDEN BED
THAT THE FLOWERS ACTUALLY KNELT,
AND LAY LODGED-THOUGH NOT DEAD.
I KNOW HOW THE FLOWERS FELT.
THE USE OF A WORD WHOSE SOUND IMITATES OR SUGGESTS ITS MEANING
THE USE OF LANGUAGE TO EVOKE A PICTURE OR CONCRETE SENSATION OF A PERSON, PLACE, THING, OR AN EXPERIENCE
WHAT HAPPENS TO A DREAM DEFERRED?
DOES IT DRY UP
LIKE A RAISIN IN THE SUN
OR FESTER LIKE A SORE-
AND THEN RUN?
DOES IT STINK LIKE ROTTEN MEAT?
OR CRUST AND SUGAR OVER-
LIKE A SYRUPY SWEET?
MAYBE IT JUST SAGS
LIKE A HEAVY LOAD.
OR DOES IT EXPLODE?
“I USED TO WEAR A GRILL BECAUSE IT WAS THE TREND; NOT BECAUSE I LIKED IT I JUST WANTED TO FIT IN”
A witty, humorous, or nonsense poem WITH AN aAbba RHYME SCHEME
What’s in my headphones? (5)
Nothing but Hip-Hop music,(7)
Jay-Z, Tupac, Nas!(5)
HAVING THE NATURAL WORLD AS A SUBJECT MATTER
BARKING SNIFFING ROLLING
JACK RUSSELL, CHIHUAHUA, ENGLISH BULLDOG, PERSIAN, SIAMESE, SPHYNX
PURRING SCRATCHING TWIRLING
Line 1:one word(subject/noun that is contrasting to line 7)
Line 2:two words(adjectives) that describe line 1
Line 3:three words(-ingverbs)that relate to line 1
Line 4:four words (nouns)
first 2 words relate to line 1
last 2 words relate to line 7
Line 5:three words (action verbs) that relate to line 7
Line 6:two words (adjectives) that describe line 7
Line 7:one word( subject/noun that is contrasting to line 1)
squaresymmetrical, conventionalshaping, measuring, balancingboxes, rooms, clocks, halosencircling, circumnavigating, enclosinground, continuous circle
Line 1: one word(subject or noun)
Line 2: two words(adjectives) that describe line 1
Line 3: three words(action verbs) that relate to line 1
Line 4:four words(feelings or a complete sentence) that relates to line 1
Line 5:one word(synonym of line 1 or a word that sums it up)
(subject/noun)Cheerful, delightful, gleeful
(3 adjectives related to line 1)Laughing, giggling, rejoicing
(3 action words related to line 1)Laughter is the secret of longevity
(4 words or a sentence related to line 1)Blessedness
(one word that sums up the poem)