Poetry . PBS Special Video . http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/poetryeverywhere/ A reading by Ted Kooser , “Daddy Long Legs” Listen to the way he reads his own poem; note the musicality to his tone…could this be set to music? . By definition… .
A reading by Ted Kooser , “Daddy Long Legs”
Listen to the way he reads his own poem; note the musicality to his tone…could this be set to music?
Poetry is one of the three major genres, or forms, of literature, along with prose and drama. Poetry usually contains concise, musical language that differs from that of everyday speech. A poem is often arranged in lines and groups of lines that form stanzas.
Sound devices are resources used by poets to convey and create the meaning or experience of poetry through the use of sound.
-Alliteration: repetition of initial consonant sounds: Porky Pig ate a platter of pot roast.
-Assonance-the repetition of vowel sounds within words: goat, bowl, scold
-Consonance- the repetition of sounds within or at the end of words: cutler, antler, battler
-Rhyme- repetition of sounds at the ends of words, as in side and tide
-End rhyme: a rhyme that occurs in the last syllables of verses, as in stanza one of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”:
Whose woods these are I think I know,His house is in the village, though;He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow.
Figurative Language is a technique used to create strong images; conveys meaning beyond the literal meanings of words.
Poetic Form is the structure of he poem itself; the rhyme scheme, meter and other elements. In poetry, this refers to the shape or structure without regards (necessarily) to content.
1.) Sonnet-English (or Shakespearean) sonnets are lyric poems that are 14 lines long falling into three coordinate quatrains and a concluding couplet. Italian (or Petrarchan) sonnets are divided into two quatrains and a six-line sestet.
2.) Fixed: A form of poetry in which the length and pattern are prescribed by previous usage or tradition, such as a sonnet.
3.) Prose the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse
4.) Ballad : tells a story similar to a folk tale or legend and often has a repeated refrain (repeated part).
1.) Lyric Poetry -expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet. The term lyric is now generally referred to as the words to a song.
2.) Narrative Poetry-Ballads and epics are different kinds of narrative poems. Tells a story.
3.) Dramatic Poetry- uses the techniques of drama to present the speech of one or more characters