POETRY UNIT. KEY TERMINOLOGY. Q: WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF FORM?. A: The way a poem looks on a page. . EXAMPLE OF THE FORM: SONNET.
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A: The way a poem looks on a page.
A: A row of words in a poem.
A: Groups of lines. Sometimes arranged in patterns, sometimes not.
I love to write
Day and night
What would my heart do
But cry, sigh and be blue
If I could not write
Writing feels good
And I know it should
Who could have knew
That what I do
Is write, write, write
- Unknown Author
What does a stanza look like?EXAMPLE
A: Poetry not written in a strict pattern.
A:The musical qualities of a poem.
A: The repetition of similar sounds at the ends of words.
A: A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem.
Stressed syllables ( ′ ) are read with more emphasis.
Unstressed syllables ( ˘ ) are read with less emphasis.
Rhythm in writing is like the beat in music. In poetry, rhythm implies that certain words are produced more forcefully than others, and may be held for longer duration.
/ / u u / u u / u / u / u
Darth Vader decided to crush the rebel soldier.
DARTH VAderdeCIDed to CRUSH the REBelSOLDier.
/ / / u / u / u / u / u / u
Luke Skywalker will rebel against his father's wishes.
LUKE SKYWALKer WILL reBELaGAINST his FATHer'sWISHes.
What does rhythm look like?EXAMPLE
A: The use of sounds, words, phrases, or whole lines more than once. May be used to emphasize an idea or feeling.
A: Words and phrases that appeal to the reader’s five senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
Imagery allows a writer to show what she means instead of just telling someone. When you write your poem, remember: Show! Don‘t Tell!
From the family tree of old school hip hop
Kick off your shoes and relax your socks
The rhymes will spread just like a pox
Cause the music is live like an electric shock
--Beastie Boys "Intergalactic" From Hello Nasty
What is an example of imagery?EXAMPLE
A: Words and phrases that present ordinary things in new and unusual ways. Similes, metaphors, and personification are common types of figurative language.
Figurative language uses "figures of speech" - a way of saying something other than the literal meaning of the words.
What is an example of figurative language?EXAMPLE
A: A comparison of two things that have something in common using the word like or as.
A: A comparison that does NOT contain the word like or as.
A: The poet’s attitude toward his or her subject.
ex: serious, sad, humorous, angry
A: The voice of the poem, the person who seems to be saying the words.
* Not necessarily the poet; He/she could be a character in the poem.