Poetry Toolbox – poetic devices. Mr. Sabolcik West Forsyth HS 2012. In this presentation, we will cover the following:. Poetic Devices Rhyme Rhythm Refrain Imagery. - When similar or identical sounds are repeated at the ends of words. POETIC DEVICE. Rhyme.
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Little Miss Muffet, sat on her tuffet,
I am Sabolcik.
He is Sabolcik.
West is Best!
What this grim, gaunt, and ominous bird of yoreMeant in croaking `Nevermore.‘
Edgar Allan Poe, “The Raven”
But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only,
Nothing further then he uttered - not a feather then he fluttered –
Edgar Allan Poe, “The Raven”
pattern of rhyme between lines of a poem or song
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Pencils have lead
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Choose a song and analyze the rhyme scheme of 6-8 lines.
They must be SCHOOL APPROPRIATE lyrics.
-The “beat” of the poem
-Fast, slow, accelerating, etc.
The wind in her hair over there The chair that sat with her hair Eyes on eyes Fire and lye in the river sky on I
Gaily bedight,A gallant knight,In sunshine and in shadow,Had journeyed long,Singing a song,In search of Eldorado.But he grew old-This knight so bold-And o'er his heart a shadowFell as he foundNo spot of groundThat looked like Eldorado.
-Keep the rhythm!
-Try tapping your toe while you read it out loud!
-Think about what kind of beat or pattern it has!
-Is it long or short? Flowing or choppy?
-Does it sound like anything familiar?
-Are there any patterns or is it random?
“It was not I that ate the pie”
Bobby said that he would give me his right shoeFor a piece of the sweet treatAnd I thought that it would be nice to have another shoeBut no,It was not I that ate that pie
Jimmy caught a sniff while sneaking thorugh our yard He would give me a fistful of mice for just one sliceI told him I needed a left shoe,But no,It was not I that ate that pie
Then Mary walked by my door,I told her she could test the restFor the the smallest peck,But no,It was not I that ate that pie.
In poetry, the subject is basically what we’re talking about.
It is the idea or thing the poet is concerned with.
Some poems have multiple subjects.
How is this different than theme?
Subject can be one word. Theme is the moral or lesson.
The subject is what the moral or lesson is about!
Gaily bedight, of words
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o’er his heart a shadow—
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.
Highly musical verse that expresses the thoughts, observations, and feelings of a single speaker
Turn back the heart you've turned away
Give back your kissing breath
Leave not my love as you have left
The broken hearts of yesterday
But wait, be still, don't lose this way
Affection now, for what you guess
May be something more, could be less
Accept my love, live for today.
A poem that tells a story (a narrative)
I place my tiny hand in his as we walk to Papa’s Fishing Hole. I hand him a wiggling night crawler fighting for his life. The deadly hook squishes through the worm’s head, and I watch the brown guts ooze out.
Long narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes.
Japanese poem of three-line verse form
An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.
14 line lyric poem written in rhymed iambic pentameter.
When I consider how my light is spent (a) Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, (b) And that one talent which is death to hide, (b) Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent (a)To serve therewith my Maker, and present (a) My true account, lest he returning chide; (b) "Doth God exact day-labor, light denied?" (b) I fondly ask; but Patience to prevent (a)That murmur, soon replies, "God doth not need (c) Either man's work or his own gifts; who best (d) Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state (e)Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed (c) And post o'er land and ocean without rest; (d) They also serve who only stand and wait." (e)