Poetry. Definition of Poetry. A collection of words that express an emotion or idea. Hey, diddle, diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed To see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon. Purpose of Poetry.
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Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
A poem that tells a story.
Poetry that doesn’t follow any specific pattern in rhythm, rhyme scheme, or line length.
A three-line Japanese poetic form in the lines follow the pattern of five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.
a five-line poem that follows a specific rhyme scheme and rhythm. The first, second, and fifth lines contain eight syllables. Lines two and three contain six syllables. Limericks are usually funny or silly.
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, ‘It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a wren
Have all built their nests in my beard
A poem that tells the sequence of events of a story;
A 14 line poem that follows a specific rhyme structure and rhythm.
Poetry is divided by Stanzas and Verses.
I sing a sonnet for you, to immortalize my love, I sing a sonnet for you, such ethereality as further memories, such pureness as youth sights, such beauty as smile's meaning, I sing a sonnet for you, to tell my infinite love after years, may tomorrow be late, I sing a sonnet for you...
Rhyme is the matching of sounds that are similar.
Say, Pay, Tray, Spray, Day, May
Blue, True, zoo, do, too
When working with rhyme, you should always remember that the most important part of verse is the last word.
Twinkle, twinkle little star!
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high.
Like a diamond in the sky.
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf
So Eden sank to grief
So dawn goes down today.
Nothing gold can stay.
Was it Easy?
When I was one and twenty
I heard a wise man say.
‘Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away;
Give pearls away and rubies
But keep your fancy free’
But I was one-and-twenty
No use to talk to me!
How many stanzas and verses does the poem have?
Language that creates mental pictures or images.
A comparison of one thing to another using like or as.
She looks like an angel.
Her lips are as sweet as honey.
An indirect comparison of one thing to another in which one thing is given characteristics of another.
My love is a flower
He was a lion in battle.
A whole poem that unfold one metaphor.
The fog comes
on little cat feet
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
Giving animate qualities to inanimate things.
The clock stares blindly from its tower.
Repetition of consonant sounds usually at the beginning of words.
In the summer season, when soft was the song…
Repetition: A word or phrase that repeats
Assonance: repetition of vowel sounds at beginning, middle, or end of words
Consonance: repetition of consonant sounds within or at the end of words
I have been waiting for a million years.
The attempt to echo or imitate sounds with words.
Bow-wow, oink-oink, tic-tac, howling
Identify the different figures of speech:
O, my luv’s like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my luv’s like the melodie
That’s sweetly played in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in love am I;
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt with the sun;
And I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run..
And fare thee well, my only luv,
And fare thee well awhile,
And I will come again, my luv,
Though it were ten thousand miles.
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